SOUTH BEND – Ryan Kellogg allowed just five hits over six innings, leading the South Bend Cubs over the Dayton Dragons in a 3-0 win on Monday. The game also saw the franchise set a record for season attendance.
Kellogg (9-7) struck out six to get the win.
In the second inning, South Bend took a 2-0 lead after Adonis Paula and Tyler Alamo hit RBI doubles. The Cubs scored again in the third inning when Connor Myers hit a solo home run.
Jake Johnson (0-4) went four innings, allowing three runs and five hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out five and walked two. Mark Malave recorded his first save of the season.
James Vasquez doubled twice and singled for the Dragons. Dayton was held scoreless for the 14th time this season, while the South Bend staff recorded its 11th shutout of the year.
With the win, South Bend improved to 15-5 against Dayton this season.
When Andrew T. Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs, took to the field between innings during the game between his team and the Dayton Dragons on Monday afternoon, it was to thank the fans who had just helped set a new historic record for all-time attendance at Four Winds Field.
The new regular season attendance record established on Monday is 350,803. The previous record, established in 2015, was 347,678. This makes three consecutive years that the team has set a new historic record for attendance.
Berlin also reminded fans that the South Bend Cubs have earned their place in the playoffs which begin this Thursday at Four Winds Field.
“No less than Tom Ricketts, Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, will be in South Bend to throw out the first pitch and enjoy the game with everyone else”, said Berlin. “So thank you for all your support in setting today’s record, and we’ll see you all Thursday.”