April 11, 2015

South Bend Cubs Win Again to go 2-0

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - After a thrilling walk-off win on a historic Opening Night on Thursday, the South Bend Cubs put together a complete encore performance with a 7-4 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods on a brisk Friday night at Four Winds Field.
Cubs right-handed starting pitcher Jeremy Null delivered five shutout innings, and the offense scratched out 11 hits, scoring multiple times in three different frames. South Bend center fielder Trey Martin knocked in three runs from the leadoff spot.
"It felt great," Null said of his first start. "We've been grinding through spring training, getting some innings under us. It felt good just to be out here throwing live in front of a crowd in a real game situation."
Null worked quickly and efficiently to start the night, striking out four consecutive Hot Rods across the first two innings.
"He set the tone," Cubs manager Jimmy Gonzalez said. "Just by him doing that allows us a chance to stay in the game and do what we did."   Read more