Court's cycle carries Cubs past 'Cakes

Court hits for first I-Cubs cycle in 21 years in eight-run rally

July 20, 2018 11:57 PM

Ryan Court hit for the cycle to lead the Iowa Cubs to eight unanswered runs and a 10-8 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Friday night.

Court's eighth-inning triple completed the first Iowa cycle since Robin Jennings on August 15, 1997. He finished the game 4-for-5 with four runs scored and two RBI and stretched his hitting streak to 15 games.

Peter Mooney's grand slam in the top of the seventh gave the Baby Cakes an 8-2 advantage, but Iowa stormed back with consecutive home runs from David Bote and Court in the bottom half to get within three, then plated five more runs in the eighth.

Former Zephyr Chris Coghlan laced a two-run triple and scored the game-tying run on a single by Bote. Court's triple vaulted Iowa in front, and Taylor Davis added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly.

Cory Mazzoni allowed two hits in the ninth before slamming the door on Iowa's eighth win in 10 meetings with New Orleans this season.

Four different Baby Cakes posted multi-hit efforts, including four hits from J.B. Shuck. Isan Diaz had a double and a triple to help the 'Cakes build a 4-1 lead through three innings against Cubs starter Jen-Ho Tseng.

Jarlin Garcia scattered two runs and seven hits across five innings and exited in line for a third straight win. Jose Quijada (2-2) was dealt his second blown save and defeat, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

The 'Cakes and Cubs continue the three-game set on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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