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I-Cubs and Mud Hens Split Doubleheader

Columbus Takes Third Straight Win

August 3, 2022 – International League (IL)Iowa Cubs News Release

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Cubs (45-56) and Toledo Mud Hens (51-49) split their doubleheader, Wednesday at Principal Park. Toledo took the first game by a score of 5-4 and Iowa got their first win of the series with an 8-3 victory in game two.


After four home runs in game one of the series last night, Toledo opened the scoring in game one of their doubleheader today with a three-run blast in the top of the second inning. They piled on with an RBI single in the top of the third and a solo home run from John Valente in the top of the fourth.

Trailing 5-0, Iowa got a pair of home runs of their own, with John Hicks and Nelson Maldonado each going deep. Narciso Crook brought in a fourth run for the I-Cubs on an RBI single to make it 5-4 in the fifth inning.

Unfortunately for Iowa, Nick Vincent and Miguel Del Pozo combined to throw 2.2 scoreless innings allowing just two hits to close out a 5-4 victory for Toledo.

With their 2-0 lead in the series entering game two of the doubleheader, the Mud Hens once again scored first, getting an RBI single in the first inning from Kerry Carpenter.

Andrelton Simmons tied the game in the home half of the first with a solo home run and the I-Cubs took their first lead of the day in the second. Trent Giambrone and Levi Jordan hit back-to-back home runs followed by an RBI single from Alfonso Rivas to bring Iowa’s lead to 4-1.

Josh Lester clubbed a two-run shot in the third for the Mud Hens to make it a one-run game, but Brendon Little would shut Toledo down from there. Little spun 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out one.

Iowa added an insurance run in the fifth on an RBI single from Darius Hill to go up 5-3. They scored three more in the sixth, and Ben Leeper spun two scoreless innings to earn Iowa their first win of the series.

POSTGAME NOTES:

– Darius Hill extended his hitting streak to 10 games with his RBI single in the fifth inning of game two today, tying his season long streak with Iowa from back on June 10-24.

– After going 3-for-4 with a double and two home runs last night, John Hicks went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in game one and 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in game two of the doubleheader.

– Wade Miley made his second Major League rehab start of the year with Iowa in game two of the doubleheader today, throwing 2.1 innings of three-run ball. The southpaw allowed five hits including a home run while walking…

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