Kane County 4, Peoria 0
At the Plate: Kane County pounded out 11 hits and added a pair of walks in the win. They left five on base and were 2-8 with RISP. A throwing error led to a first-inning run and the Cougars added two more in the seventh. C Wilson Contreras tripled home Rock Shoulders and then scored on SS Marco Hernandez's single. Contreras added a RBI single in the 8th.
Cougars Lineup: Chen LF (1-3 R BB), Rademacher RF (2-4 R), Vogelbach 1B (2-4), Candelario 3B (1-4), Shoulders DH (1-3 R BB), Contereas C (2-4 R 3B 2RBI), Hernandez SS (2-3 RBI), Amaya (0-2) Zapata CF (0-3)
On the Mound: RHP Tayler Scott has his best outing of the season working into the 8th inning for the first time in his pro career. The South African allowed two hits and two walks and fanned two, earning his second win of the season. He got 13 ground ball outs and six fly outs as the Cougars played flawless defense. Scott has allowed six hits and one earned run in his last two starts (12.2 IP) and dropped his ERA to 2.82. MWL hitters are batting .216 against Scott. Nathan Dorris (1-0 1.69 ERA) got his third save in his last four games. Dorris has surrendered four hits and one unearned in his last 9.1 innings.
Jackson 8 Tennessee 4
Jackson (16-21) used five hits and two Smokies' errors to score six runs in the bottom of eighth and beat Tennessee (19-19)
At the Plate: Tennessee took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Jair Hernandez's first homer of the season, a two-run shot scoring Jonathan Mota, who had a two-out single. A wild pitch scored Mota in the fifth and Christian Villanueva singled home Arismendy Alcantara in the sixth.
Smokies Lineup: Szczur CF (1-4), Torreyes DH (0-3), Alcantara 2B (2-3 R), Wright LF (0-4), Rubi Silva RF (1-3 2B BB), Villanueva 3B (1-4), Mota 1B (1-3 2R), Fernandez C (2-3 R HR 2RBI BB), Soto SS (0-3).
On the Mound: After a couple of tough outings, LHP Eric Jokisch (3-3 3.95 ERA) pitch into the seventh inning scattering seven hits and a walk that resulted in two Generals' runs. He fanned five and was in line for the victory when he left. Trey McNutt (2-3 5.40) got the final out of the seventh but allowed two hits in the eighth and gave way to RHP Brian Schlitter, (0-2 1.00) who hadn't allowed an earned run in over 17 innings. That streak ended as Schlitter yielded four runs, two earned, on three hits. The Smokies made two errors in the inning, a dropped throw at the home plate and a throw by catcher Jair Fernandez to third that sailed into left field, both plays allowing runs to score. It was Schlitter's first blown save.
Charlotte 7, Daytona 1
Charlotte (15-23) came into the series with the worst ERA in the Florida State League. Daytona has scored three runs in three games dropping their third straight to the Stone Crabs.
At the Plate: Daytona manage only five hits as Zeke DeVoss reached an error and scored on Jorge Soler's grounder for the D-Cubs only run of the game. Daytona has 14 hits in 27 innings against Stone Crab pitching.
Cubs Lineup: Andreoli LF (1-3 BB), DeVoss CF (0-3 R), Baez SS (1-4), Soler RF (0-4 RBI), Geiger 1B (1-4), Carhart 3B (1-4), Darvill 2B (0-3), Davis DH (0-3)
On the Mound: Not a good day for Austin Kirk (4-2 5.45 ERA) as the Stone Crabs got seven hits and drew four walks, scoring six times in four innings. Luis Liria and Sheldon McDonald combined for four shutout innings as they both allowed three hits and fanned one. Frank Del Valle (0-0 2.40) was scored on for the third time in 10 appearances yielding a run on two hits and two walks.
The I-Cubs had the day off and as they return to Principal Park for a 13-game home stand. They face Tucson (May 16-19), Las Vegas (May 20-23) and Oklahoma City (May 24-27).