Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Colin Rea took to the mound last night in game one of the Iowa Cubs first round playoff opener in Round Rock, Texas against the Express. Round Rock outlasted Iowa in 11 innings 5-4. Rea gave up a two run homer in the second, but settled and ultimately recorded a quality start. The Cascade native didn’t give up another run as he spun six frames, allowing six hits, walking three and fanning four.
Iowa and Round Rock clash for Game 2 tonight again in Round Rock. The remaining games of the best-of-five series will be played starting tomorrow night at Principal Park.