Down on the Farm: Cougars, Smokies, Cubs pick up wins

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Next up we have the Tennessee Smokies taking on the Birmingham Barons yet again. Tennessee was able to put up a huge eight spot during Monday’s game that helped them beat the Barons by a score of 11-7.

The game would be deadlocked at zero until the Barons were able to pick up a 1-0 lead during the top of the fourth inning. Tennessee would be unable to respond until the bottom of the sixth when they tied the game at one a piece.

Starting pitcher Matt Loosen worked through five solid innings against Birmingham. Loosen was charged with the earned run that was given up during the fourth inning but was able to strikeout seven Barons hitters. Anthony Giansanti launched a solo home run during the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Smokies a 2-1 lead. Later on, during the same inning, Wes Darvill would extend the lead to 3-1 on a sacrifice fly.

Jae-Hoon Ha would plate the final run of the game on a single during the bottom of the eighth to make it 4-1.

Winning pitcher tonight was Ryan Searle (3-1, 6.63 ERA) while the loss was handed to Chris Beck (2-5, 4.93 ERA) and the save being awarded to Hunter Cervenka (1).

Final Score: Smokies 4, Barons 1.

Tennessee Smokies improve to 18-14.