Five RBI Day For Mueller Leads Cubs Past Warriors
Cubs defeated Warriors 17-8 on Saturday thanks in part to Brian Mueller, who drove in five runners. Mueller drove in runs on a triple in the fifth and a double in the eighth. Both offenses were strong at the plate as Cubs collected 18 hits and Warriors 10. Cubs captured the lead in the second inning. Reese Layton singled on a 0-1 count in the second inning, scoring one run.
After Warriors scored one run in the top of the fourth, Cubs answered with one of their own. Warriors scored when there was an error, scoring one run. Cubs then answered when Andrew Romans singled, driving in one run. Cubs took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Jake Boehler doubled, driving in one run, Adam Boehler tripled, driving in one run, James Davisson singled, driving in one run, and Layton singled, driving in one run. Cubs scored seven runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a triple by Brian Mueller, a single by Romans, and a double by Boehler.
Warriors scored four runs in the sixth inning. The big inning for Warriors came thanks to a single by Brandon Dove, a single by Lane, and a error.
Boehler earned the win for Cubs. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs, four hits, striking out seven, and walking zero.
Romans, Daniel Busch, Ian Burke, Layton, Boehler, Mueller, and Boehler each collected multiple hits for Cubs. Mueller and Boehler each drove in five runs to lead Cubs.
John and Lane each collected multiple hits for Warriors.