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Iowa Falls in Series Finale vs. Columbus

Iowa Cubs

May 12, 2024 – International League (IL)
Iowa Cubs News Release

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Cubs (19-20) hit three home runs but fell in the series finale by a 9-6 score to the Columbus Clippers (16-22) today at Principal Park.

Columbus jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a double from George Valera . Juan Brito gave the Clippers a 5-0 lead in the fifth with a three-run homer.

Iowa fought back in the bottom half of the fifth as Brennen Davis hit a solo home run. Matt Mervis followed that up with a solo homer of his own in the sixth, making it 5-2, Columbus.

The I-Cubs tallied a four-run seventh inning as BJ Murray Jr. drove in two with a double and Jake Slaughter hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 5-5. Mervis drove in a run with two outs to give Iowa a 6-5 lead.

Columbus’ Johnathan Rodriguez tied the game at 6-6 in the eighth with a single. Later in the inning, José Tena hit a three-run blast giving the Clippers a 9-6 advantage.


– The I-Cubs and Clippers split their six-game series; marks the first series split of the season.

– Matt Mervis has hit three homers in his last two games. He is the second I-Cub to homer in back-to-back games this season following Jake Slaughter from April 21-24.

Iowa will play vs. Syracuse on Tuesday for the first of a six-game series with first pitch from NBT Bank Stadium slated for 5:05 pm CT. You can listen to all Iowa Cubs games on Hope AM940 and stream every home game for free on the Bally Live App. For more information and tickets, visit

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