Minor League Wrap: Steele, bullpen shut out Blue Rocks

Strong pitching in Tennessee and Myrtle Beach. South Bend and Eugene also win.

Iowa Cubs

Despite hitting four home runs, the Iowa Cubs were frosted off by the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 7-6.

Starting pitcher Alec Mills allowed seven runs on eight hits, including two home runs, over 4.1 innings. Mills walked two and struck out three.

Third baseman Jason Vosler gave the I-Cubs an early lead with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. It was Vosler’s seventh home run for Iowa and 19th overall. Vosler was 1 for 4.

Iowa retook a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth inning when shortstop Ryan Court connected for a solo home run, his 11th this year. Court went 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored.

Two batters later, right fielder Mark Zagunis tacked on another run with his seventh blast on the season. Zagunis went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Catcher Taylor Davis got the I-Cubs to within a run with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth. Davis went 2 for 3 with a walk. It was his fourth home run this year.

Tennessee Smokies

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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