DES MOINES, IA - Iowa (65-67) and Memphis (86-48) split the final home series of 2017 at Principal Park as the I-Cubs tumbled Sunday, losing to the Redbirds 4-3. It was Iowa's 44th one-run game of the season with the team falling to 26-18 in those contests.
A three-run first inning put Memphis out to a quick lead on Iowa starter Seth Frankoff. All three runs scored with two outs. Frankoff settled in from there, allowing just two more hits, walking one and holding the Redbirds scoreless through his next four innings. He exited after five, allowing five total hits, three walks and six strikeouts.
Iowa knotted the game with its own three-run inning in the third. Frankoff helped himself with a leadoff single and Iowa proceeded to load the bags with one out. Bijan Rademacher came up with the clutch hit, singling to center field to bring in two. A Jacob Hannemann double brought in the tying run.
The Redbird broke the tie in the eighth on an RBI double from Gabriel Lino. The Redbirds threatened with loaded bases, but were shutdown without furthering the damage.
Iowa travels to Memphis for a four-game set beginning tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. Catch all the action on AM 940 or www.iowacubs.com.
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