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Iowa Boys

The Iowa Cubs were eliminated by the St. Paul Saints (Twins) with a score of 9:7.

Starter Trey Supak gave up four runs on six hits in the first five innings, three of them earned. Supak struck out three times, walked three times and hit one batter.

Yesterday, Frankie Scalzo Jr. had not allowed an earned run all season. But he took over Supak’s position in the sixth inning and suffered the defeat after allowing four runs on one hit and two walks after just a third of an inning. However, three of the four runs were unearned and two of them were scored after Scalzo was struck out by Riley Martin.

Left fielder Owen Caissie made 3 of 5 with a triple. He scored twice.

First Baseman Moises Ballesteros continues to bat, 2 for 4 with an RBI double and a walk. He also scored a run. On the other hand, he made the error that led to the three unearned runs in the sixth inning.

Since his promotion to Iowa, Ballesteros has had a hit in six of the seven games he has played in. In four of those, he had multiple hits.

midfield player Bryce Windham was 2 for 5 with an RBI double in the second inning.

Second Baseman Hayden Cantrelle went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

Windham’s double.

A two-run double from Cole Roederer.

Ballesteros’ brace.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were defeated by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox) 8-7.

Brandon Birdsell pitched the first 5.2 innings and suffered the loss after allowing three runs on six hits. Two of the hits were solo home runs. Birdsell managed four strikeouts and no walks, but he did hit one batter.

The Smokies were trailing 6-1 in the ninth inning when they took a six-run lead. They challenged Eduardo Nunez to make the save and he promptly retired the first two batters of the inning. But then Nunez allowed a two-out double, followed by a walk-off two-run home run by Tim Elko. Nunez threw a strikeout.

The big hit in the rally in the ninth was a grand slam from DH Haydn McGeary. It was his seventh home run of the season. McGeary hit 1 for 4.

Shortstop Matt Shaw was 3 for 3 with a double and a sacrifice fly. He had two total RBIs and scored on McGeary’s blast. Shaw also stole a base.

Second Baseman James Triantos was 3 for 4 with two steals. Triantos scored one run.

Kevin Alcantara played center field in his first game since June 7. He was 0 for 3 with a walk. He scored on McGeary’s grand slam.

McGeary’s slam.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs scored three runs in the ninth inning and defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers) 5-4.

Starter Erian Rodriguez In four innings, he allowed one run on three hits. He had four walks and two strikeouts.

Yovanny Cabrera came to pitch in the eighth inning with one out and a man on base. He allowed the runner he took on to score before the inning was over. After South Bend regained the lead in the ninth inning, Cabrera stayed on the field and pitched a scoreless ninth inning to get the win.

Cabrera’s final result was no runs on two hits in 1.2 innings. Cabrera managed two walks and two strikeouts.

Third Baseman Rafael Morel capped the three-run rally in the ninth inning with an RBI single with two outs. Morel went 3 for 4 and scored twice.

DH Ed Howard had an RBI double in the ninth. He was 1 for 4 and scored on Morel’s single.

midfield player Brett Bateman brought his batting average back above .300 with 3-for-5 and an RBI single in the eighth inning.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Astros) 4:3.

Yenri Rojas started and allowed three runs in the first inning. He finished the night by allowing three runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings. Rojas managed two walks and two strikeouts.

Third Baseman Reginald Preciado had an RBI triple and later scored in the eighth inning. Preciado was 1 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.

Highlights.

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