Baby Cakes take down I-Cubs, 4-2

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Omaha – A day after three New Orleans pitchers no hit the Iowa Cubs, the Cakes pitching staff limited the Omaha Storm Chasers to two hits in a 4-2 Baby Cakes victory.

Matt den Dekker led the offense with three hits including an eighth inning solo home run.

Omaha scored first taking advantage of two walks and Dean Anna delivered a two out run scoring single in the second inning off of Cakes starter Odrisamer Despaigne.

New Orleans (4-6) responded in the fourth inning with a Brandon Barnes solo home run to lead off the inning. Moises Sierra doubled and scored on a Matt Juengel double.

The Chasers tied the game in the fifth inning but New Orleans pushed a run across in the sixth with a den Dekker RBI to take the lead for good.

Javy Guerra pitched two innings and earned the win in relief. Luke Farrell suffered the loss for Omaha.

The Cakes bullpen covered five innings and Brandon Cunniff retired the Chasers in order in the ninth for the team’s first save. Omaha (4-5) has dropped two in a row after winning four consecutive.

GAME NOTES: Matt den Dekker has a hit in eight of his nine games and an RBI in seven of nine games and leads the team with three home runs and 11 RBI. The Cakes have won two in a row for the first time. New Orleans also becomes the last team in the PCL to convert a save, the club has three blown saves.

UPCOMING- The Cakes continue a seven game road trip on Sunday with a 2:05 pm game against Omaha. LHP Justin Nicolino faces LHP Jonathan Dziedzic. Radio: Fox Sports 1280 AM and the iHeart Radio App.

NEXT HOME GAME – Cakes return home next Tuesday, April 18 against the Iowa Cubs at 7pm.

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Tim Grubbs

Tim Grubbs

Director of Broadcasting and Team Travel, New Orleans Zephyrs

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