South Bend Cubs: Hello first place!

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Hey everyone! Now that school is over, this Special Ed teacher will have plenty of time to share some South Bend Cubs info with you all. Speaking of which, did you hear that, like the big league team, the baby Cubs are in FIRST PLACE? True story.

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And they accomplished that by taking 3 of 4 from the West Michigan Whitecaps this weekend. Friday was a loss so we’ll pretend that doesn’t count and move on to Saturday which gave us a double header.

In game #1 of the double header, the baby Cubs got the day started right by putting up 4 runs in the first. An Ian Rice homer accounted for 2 of those 4 runs. Starting pitcher Carson Sands threw 3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 runs. Pedro Araujo came in to pitch 3 full innnings as well. Araujo would get the win, giving up only 2 hits, 0 runs and striking out 1 batter. James Norwood got the save, giving up 2 hits and 0 runs. Matt Rose also homered in the shortened 7 inning game and Donnie Dewees tripled. Final score was 10-3.



In game #2 of the double header, Ian Rice again gave the SB Cubs an early lead with yet another first inning homer with one out and a runner on base. Those 2 runs would be all Casey Bloomquist and Craig Brooks needed as South Bend won the game 2-1. Winning pitcher Bloomquist pitched 5 full innings and gave up 5 hits and 1 run. Brooks got a save for his 2.0 innings with 1 hit and 2 Ks.

All weekend, the South Bend Cubs wore pink jerseys to support cancer survivors and the jerseys were auctioned off to raise money for charity.


In Sunday’s finale, Ian Rice did not hit a homer in the first (what??). But he did contribute an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Eddy Martinez was responsible for the other RBI as South Bend won 2-1. PJ Higgins and Jesse Hodges both doubled in the game. Kyle Twomey got the win and Scott Effross got the save. Greyfer Eregua made some batters look silly….

and Ian Rice tried to take out the opposing pitcher.

In other news: SB Cubs player Eloy Jimenez was named the Cubs Player of the Month and former SB Cubs player Trevor Clifton was named the Cubs Pitcher of the Month.

I’m not sure what Clifton has been doing but here’s some of Eloy’s recent work, fast forward to 1:00 for the fireworks.



About Sharon

I am a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs who happens to live in South Bend, Indiana. My life was made complete when Theo & Co. moved the Cubs' Class A Midwest League affiliate to my hometown. Being invited to write for WSD about the South Bend Cubs is just icing on that cake. I used to be @ClaireBDesigns but am now just @SharonHolston. Come find me on Twitter!

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