Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 23

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Only Kane County won tonight.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs hibernated against the Colorado Sky Sox (Rockies), 10-2.

Starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada pitched six innings and allowed three runs on nine hits. He struck out five and walked one.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4, as was Chris Valaika. First baseman Jonathan Mota was 2 for 3.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was a perfect 1 for 1 with three walks. He scored both Iowa runs.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks), 7-1.

Starter Dae-Eun Rhee took the loss after he allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings. Rhee walked three and struck out one.

Tony Zych gave up three runs on four hits in the one inning he pitched. He did strike out two.

Third baseman Kris Bryant was 1 for 4 with an RBI double. Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha went 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were keelhauled by the Bradenton Marauders (Pirates), 9-2.

Ben Wells couldn't get out of the first innings tonight. Wells was charged with five runs, four of which were earned, in two-thirds of an inning. Wells allowed only two hits, but he walked three and hit a batter. He also had two wild pitches. Wells struck out one batter.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 and scored a run. First baseman Dan  Vogelbach went 2 for 4.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars shut out the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) , 7-0.

Starter Tyler Skulina got the win after pitching the first five innings. He allowed only three hits, although he did walk four LumberKings. Skulina struck out seven.

Michael Wanger threw three innings and James Pugliese one to finish out the shutout.

Right fielder Yasiel Balaguert hit his third home run of the season with the bases empty in the second inning. Balaguert was 3 for 4 with a walk and two RBI.

DH Ben Carhart was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

Left fielder Shawon Dunston Jr. went 2 for 4 and scored a run. The Shawon-O-Meter 2.0: .247 and rising.

The win improves Kane County's record to 32-16 with a 4.5 game lead over second-place Peoria. The two teams will play a three-game series in Geneva starting on Sunday.

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