Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 8

Kansas City, MO, USA; World outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha hits a single during the fourth inning of the 2012 All Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Although the World Team lost 17-5, it was a good day for Cubs outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha, who had hits off of perhaps the best two pitching prospects in the game. Ha had two at bats. In the first one, Ha hit a two-run opposite field home run off of a 97 mph fastball from Pirate prospect Gerrit Cole. In his second at bat, he had a hard single between the shortstop and third baseman off of Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy. Ha was selected for the game more for his glove than his bat, but he showed he has some pop today.

Iowa Cubs

Adrian Cardenas ended the game with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth as the Iowa Cubs blew past the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-5.

Starter Randy Wells threw the first 6.1 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. One of the five runs was unearned. Wells walked three and struck out four.

Alberto Cabrera relieved Wells and while he did allow an inherited runner to score, he otherwise did not allow a run over 2.2 innings. Cabrera allowed two hits and did not walk anyone. He struck out four and collected his third win of the season and first for Iowa.

That was the only hit of the game for second baseman Cardenas, who was 1 for 4 with a walk and a run scored otherwise.

Cardenas's single scored shortstop Alfredo Amezaga, who was 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. Amezaga had an RBI of his own and scored twice.

Third baseman Josh Vitters had another double in a 2 for 4 day. Center fielder Dave Sappelt was 2 for 4 with a walk, extending his hit streak to nine games. Sappelt scored once and had an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies uncovered the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 5-3.

Starter Trey McNutt improved his record to 5-7 after allowing only two runs on four hits over five innings. McNutt walked two and struck out two.

Fireman Frank Batista pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fifteenth save. He allowed a lead-off single, but erased him by inducing a double play from the next batter. Batista did not strike anyone out.

First baseman Justin Bour cranked his eighth home run with the bases empty in the second inning. Bour went 1 for 2 with two intentional walks.

Left fielder Greg Rohan was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs shot down the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 5-2.

Austin Kirk started and allowed two runs on seven hits. Kirk walked three and struck out two.

A.J. Morris relieved Kirk and got the win when Daytona scored four times in the top of the eighth inning. Morris pitched two shutout innings and allowed only one single. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two.

Brian Schlitter pitched a perfect ninth for his first Daytona save and third overall. He did not have a strikeout.

First baseman Rebel Ridling had a two-run single in that four-run inning. Ridling went 1 for 4.

Catcher Chad Noble went 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI single. He also walked once.

DH Matt Szczur was 0 for 3 with three walks and two steals. He scored once.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were harvested by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, (Angels), 3-0.

Joseph Zeller pitched the first five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Two of the three runs were unearned, although one of the two unearned runs was a result of Zeller's own error. He walked two and struck out three.

Jeffry Antigua pitched his first game for Daytona this year and retired all nine batters he faced. Antigua struck out three in the three innings.

Peoria had six hits today. Shortstop Javier Baez was 1 for 3 with his 14th stolen base. Second baseman Zeke DeVoss was 1 for 4 with a double and third baseman Wes Darvill was 1 for 3 with a double.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were mauled by the Yakima Bears (Diamondbacks), 10-1 in a game that ended after five and a half innings because of the mercy rule of rain.

Ian Dickson started and was hammered for seven runs on seven hits. He was pulled after 2.2 innings. Dickson walked three and struck out one.

Right fielder Xavier Batista was 2 for 2 with a double.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Brewers, 6-5 in 11 innings.

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