I-Cubs Down Bats, 4-1 – OurSports Central

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April 20, 2024 – International League (IL)
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DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Cubs (12-8) bounced back after being 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 to 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 singled up the middle and Francisco Urbaez came home to score.

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

The 4-1 score remained 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 victory.


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

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

Iowa and Louisville conclude their six-game series tomorrow with the Principal Park finale. The first pitch is scheduled 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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