The four full-season teams went 0-5. That could have been better. At least the ACL team is winning big.
The Iowa Cubs lost to the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers), 3-2.
Iowa wasted a strong start from Matt Swarmer, who pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on just four hits over seven innings. Both runs scored on two solo home runs by Mud Hens right fielder Josh Lester. Swarmer struck out ten and did not walk anyone.
Right fielder Greg Deichmann hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth and to get Iowa to within a run. Deichmann went 1 for 4.
Left fielder Zach Davis went 2 for 4 with a stolen base.
Iowa stuck out 17 times in this game, a season-high.
The Tennessee Smokies were blinded by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Reds), 2-0.
Dakota Chalmers turned in a good effort but got the loss anyway. Chalmers surrendered two runs on four hits over five innings. He walked four, hit one batter and struck out four.
The Smokies had three hits in this game. Left fielder Bradley Beesley went 1 for 3 with a triple.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs lost a finger to the Beloit Snappers (Marlins), 6-5.
DJ Herz started and allowed four runs on three hits over six innings. Herz walked two and struck out nine.
Gabriel Jaramillo entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied 5-5. He gave up a triple to the first batter he faced. The game ended on a one-out single after Jaramillo loaded the bases with walks. His final line was one run on two hits over one-third of an inning. Jaramillo walked two, one intentionally, and struck out nobody.
Shortstop Miguel Papon made his South Bend debut tonight a successful one. He was 2 for 5 with a triple and two runs batted in. He also scored once.
DH Bryce Ball hit a two-run double in the top of the first inning to give the Cubs an early lead. Ball went 3 for 5 and scored once.
Right fielder Yonathan Perlaza was 3 for 4. He scored once and had one RBI.
Left fielder Yohendrick Pinango just keeps getting hits. He was 2 for 4 with a walk tonight. He scored once. In 16 games as a 19-year-old in High-A, Pinango is hitting .317.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Manuel Espinoza started game one and took the loss after giving up seven runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings. Espinoza allowed three home runs in the third inning. He walked two, hit one batter and struck out three.
Third baseman Josue Huma hit his third home run of the year and first with the Pelicans in the third inning with the bases empty. Huma was 1 for 2.
Right fielder Jacob Wetzel cracked a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his eighth on the 2021 campaign. Wetzel was 1 for 3.
Game two starter Jose Miguel Gonzalez got knocked around for ten runs on ten hits in 3.2 innings. Four of those ten hits were home runs. Gonzalez struck out three and did not walk anyone, but he did hit one batter.
Left fielder Jordan Nwogu doubled in the second inning and scored on an error. He was 1 for 3.
The Pelicans only had two hits in game two.