Everyone wins! (OK, South Bend also lost, but that’s a game that goes in the books as having been played yesterday.)
The Iowa Cubs caught the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-1.
Trevor Williams made a rehab assignment today and it went well. Williams faced seven batters over two innings and the only one to reach was hit by a pitch. Williams struck out two. He threw 32 pitches and 22 were strikes.
Justin Steele also made a rehab appearances. He pitched the seventh inning and gave up the Storm Chasers’ only run of the game on a solo home run. But that was the only baserunner he allowed in his inning of work. Steele did not strike anyone out.
Nico Hoerner played three innings at second base in a rehab assignment. He was 1 for 2 at the plate.
Right fielder Nick Martini was 2 for 4 and tripled to lead off the fourth inning. Martini scored twice.
Third baseman Tyler Ladendorf doubled twice and one was an RBI double to score Martini in the fourth inning. Ladendorf went 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Left fielder Ian Miller went 2 for 5 with an RBI.
Catcher Tony Wolters was 2 for 4 with RBI singles in the fourth and seventh inning. He also scored once.
DH Vance Vizcaino went 2 for 4 with two runs batted in.
Shortstop Edwin Figueroa went 2 for 4.
The Tennessee Smokies topped the Mississippi Braves, 2-1.
Starter Peyton Remy allowed one run on two hits over 2.2 innings. He walked one and struck out one.
Luis Lugo relieved Remy in the third inning and picked up the win. Lugo allowed four hits but no runs over 3.1 innings. Lugo walked two and struck out five.
Ethan Roberts pitched a perfect ninth inning and got his first Double-A save. He struck out one.
Catcher Tyler Payne had an RBI double in the second inning. He went 1 for 3.
Carlos Sepulveda broke the 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the seventh inning. Sepulveda went 2 for 3 and was hit by a pitch.
South Bend Cubs
Scott Kachmar threw three innings on Saturday before the rains came. He allowed one run on one hit and one walk. Kachmar also hit one batter. He struck out one.
Tanner Jesson-Dalton gave up a two-run home run fifth inning an took the loss. Jesson-Dalton pitched three innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He walked four and struck out three.
Center fielder Nelson Velazquez hit an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning. He was 1 for 4.
In game two, starter Brad Deppermann pitched four innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out two.
Tyler Sullentrop was awarded the win because Deppermann didn’t go five innings. Sullentrop allowed one run on two hits over two innings. Sullentrop walked one and struck out two.
Right fielder Yonathan Perlaza hit a grand slam in the third inning, his fifth home run on the year. Perlaza also had a two-run single in the second inning. Perlaza finished the game going 2 for 3 with a walk and six runs batted in.
Second baseman Matt Burch went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He had two runs batted in and scored one time.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lit up the Columbia Fireflies (Royals), 10-6 thanks to a seven-run top of the ninth inning.
The Pelicans sent Adam Laskey to the mound to start the game and he allowed one run on two hits over 2.1 innings. Laskey had some major control issues as he walked six batters and struck out just one. It will not surprise you to learn that the one run he allowed came after he walked four straight batters in the third inning.
Laskey was pulled for Gabriel Jaramillo after that fourth walk, and Jaramillo got a double play to end the threat. Jarmillo allowed one run on no hits over 3.2 innings of relief. Jaramillo walked two and struck out two.
The win went to Bailey Reid, who pitched the bottom of the eighth and struck out all three batters he faced.
Jose Moreno came out to pitch the bottom of the ninth, but he couldn’t close out a game with a seven-run lead. So Jake Rendl entered the game with the bases loaded and the lead down to 10-6. Rendl got the only batter he faced to hit a grounder to short to end the game and pick up the save.
The Pelicans blew this game open with seven runs in the top of the ninth inning. Center fielder Jacob Wetzel broke the 3-3 deadlock with a three run home run in the top of the ninth. Wetzel was 1 for 5. It was Wetzel’s third home run this year.
First baseman Matt Mervis tied the game up with a solo home run in the top of the eighth, his fourth blast on the season. Mervis also had a two-run double in the third inning. Mervis was 2 for 4 with a walk and the three runs batted in. Mervis also stole a base and scored twice.
Left fielder Yohendrick Pinango went 2 for 4 with a walk and two steals. He score two times.
Third baseman Fabian Pertusz went 2 for 4 with a walk. He had an RBI double in the ninth inning and then later scored on a wild pitch.