The Iowa Cubs took two from the Nashville Sounds beating them 7-0 and 7-1 at Principal Park on Sunday afternoon. Fans were allowed to return to the stadium as flood waters continued to recede. The I-Cubs played a game at the stadium Saturday, but fans were not allowed to attend as the stadium was in the evacuation zone for flooding.
In Sunday’s game, J.R. Mathes (4-3) picked up his fourth win, throwing a seven-inning shutout to start the afternoon. Mathes allowed just two hits while striking out two in the win. Iowa, who used blue bats in honor of Father’s Day, took an early lead in both games and never looked back.
In game one, Nashville’s five errors proved costly as the Cubs scored five runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Sounds 7-0. Andres Torres was 3-for-6 on the day, with four runs and two RBI. Felix Pie, Jason Dubois and Bobby Scales each picked up two hits. Scales homered and drove in three of Iowa’s runs in game two.
Iowa Mike Burns (5-4) earned the win, his fifth, in game two. the teams will wrap up their serious with another doubleheader today.