Tennessee Smokies (AA) (66-49)
The Tennessee Smokies beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 8-4
The Smokies dominated yesterday although they also had a late-inning scare like their Iowa counterparts. They jumped out to an 8-0 lead after the fourth inning and while they gave up four runs in the 7th it wouldn’t be enough to stop them from taking home the W.
BJ Murray (3B) went 2-for-5 with two singles, an RBI, and a run scored as he raised his season average back to .270.
Levi Jordan (SS) went 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored.
Cade Horton (RHP) is an absolute monster. When it comes time to re-rank prospects it’s going to be hard not to have him in the top three as he hasn’t missed a beat in AA. He pitched five scoreless innings yesterday only giving up two hits and three walks while striking out six.
Zac Leigh (RHP) pitched two scoreless innings and only gave up one hit and no walks while striking out three.
South Bend Cubs (A+) (50-64)
The South Bend Cubs lost to the Cedar Rapids Kernels 8-4
South Bend kept the trend of an early lead going by having a 3-0 lead after the second inning. They even managed to maintain that lead until the top of the 5th but unfortunately for them, that’s as far as things would go and they fell 8-4.
Yohendrick Pinango (OF) was one of just two Cubs with a multi-hit day as he went 2-for-4 with a triple, a single and a run scored.
Felix Stevens (OF) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run.
Connor Noland (RHP) had an interesting day. He went 4.1 innings and gave up four runs (only two earned) on seven hits, one walk and eight strikeouts to fall to 1-7 on the year with a relatively solid 3.82 ERA.
Yovanny Cruz (RHP) finished the game out with 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball and allowed just one hit and no walks while striking out three.