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I-Cubs Down Bats, 4-1

April 20, 2024 - International League (IL)
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DES MOINES, IA - The Iowa Cubs (12-8) bounced back after getting swept in their doubleheader yesterday and defeated the Louisville Bats (9-11) by a score of 4-1 on Saturday.

For the first time in the series, the I-Cubs were able to get on the scoreboard first. The run came in the bottom of the second inning on a sharp single back into center field off the bat of Ali Sanchez.

After the third and fourth frames went scoreless, Louisville tied the game in the fifth. Erik González roped a single back up the middle and Francisco Urbaez came home to score.

The tie was short lived, however, as the I-Cubs plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth to retake the lead. Owen Caissie started the scoring with a double and BJ Murray Jr. followed with an RBI double of his own. Curt Casali then singled home the final run of the frame to make it a 4-1 ballgame.

The score of 4-1 held as the Iowa pitching combination of Cam Sanders, Brad Wieck, and Carl Edwards Jr. held Louisville scoreless over the final four innings to secure the win.


- Riley Thompson got the starting nod for Iowa today and tossed a gem. In his first start since September 20, 2023, the right-hander tossed four scoreless, hitless innings with three strikeouts and a pair of walks.

- Daniel Palencia made his first appearance since being optioned from Chicago on April 17. He finished with 2.0 innings, two hits, one run, one walk, and two strikeouts.

Iowa and Louisville will close out their six-game series with the finale from Principal Park tomorrow. Frist pitch is slated for 1:08 pm CT. You can listen to all Iowa Cubs games on Hope AM940 and stream every home game for free on the Bally Live App. For more information and tickets, visit

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