SB Cubs’ Leal shuts down Captains

South Bend Cubs RHP Erick Leal pitched five shutout innings Monday. (Photo courtesy of the South Bend Cubs)

South Bend Cubs RHP Erick Leal pitched five shutout innings Monday. (Photo courtesy of the South Bend Cubs)

After the afternoon slate of Monday’s Midwest League contests featured some well-pitched games, the evening slate was more hitter-friendly. Still, one of the night games included a noteworthy pitching performance. Read on for a look at the MWL action under the lights Monday. (Click here to read about the day games.)

South Bend Cubs 5, Lake County Captains 4

South Bend Cubs 4, Lake County Captains 0

After finishing a game suspended by rain Sunday, the Cubs shut down the Captains in the second game of their doubleheader.

Cubs RHP Erick Leal (4-3) held the Captains to two hits and two walks in five shutout innings. He struck out one and hit a batter. RHP Brad Markey and LHP Jordan Minch each pitched a perfect inning in relief of Leal.

Andrew Ely and Kevin Encarnacion each hit a solo homer for South Bend.

Quad Cities River Bandits 4, Burlington Bees 2

River Bandits RHP Akeem Bostick (2-1) held the Bees to one run on nine hits and a wild pitch in six innings. He struck out three and walked none.

Jason Martin and Jamie Ritchie each had three hits for Quad Cities; Martin drove in two runs. QC’s Kristian Trompiz and Burlington’s Fran Whitten each hit a solo homer.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2

The Whitecaps scored five runs in the 1st and two runs in the 2nd to take an early lead they never relinquished. Joey Pankake and Michael Gerber each had three hits for West Michigan; Pankake drove in two runs and Gerber drove in one. Zach Shepherd also drove in a pair for the Whitecaps. Trae Santos hit a solo homer for the TinCaps.

Lansing Lugnuts 4, Dayton Dragons 2

No. 8 hitter Chris Carlson led the Lugnuts offense with a 2-for-3 performance that included a walk and three runs batted in. Gunnar Heidt also drove in a run for Lansing. Narciso Crook hit an RBI triple for the Dragons.

Gonsalves promoted to High-A

Minnesota Twins LHP prospect Stephen Gonsalves was promoted Monday night after taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning for the Cedar Rapids Kernels earlier in the day. He struck out 11 batters, walked four and gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings.

Gonsalves went 6-1 with a 1.15 ERA, 77 strikeouts and 15 walks in nine starts (55 innings) for the Kernels. He is tied for the most strikeouts in Minor League Baseball. His ERA leads the Midwest League and is the third-lowest in MiLB.

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