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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- April 19

This one is going to be short and early today because everyone is done already. Peoria and Tennessee were rained out.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs ran over the Round Rock Express, 8-2.

Starter Mitch Atkins evened his record to 1-1 on the season with a strong outing. Atkins threw 7.1 innings and allowed only two runs on four hits and a walk. Atkins struck out six. Atkins also had a double that scored two runs.

Chad Fox threw a scoreless ninth, but it wasn't easy as he allowed a double and a walk. He did not strike out a batter.

If the Express were wondering what the number of the truck that hit them was, it was #50, also know as first baseman Jake Fox. Fox hit his seventh home run of the young season this afternoon. Fox was 2 for 5 with a double and the homer, which again, drops his batting average to .478. He had two RBI. I guess if you're looking for flaws, he struck out all three times he didn't get an extra-base hit.

Left Fielder Jason Dubois also hit his second home run of the year this afternoon. Dubois was also 2 for 5 with the one RBI and run scored. Infielder Nate Spears was 2 for 5 with a double and two RBI. Bobby Scales also went 2 for 5 and scored a run.

Catcher Chris Robinson had a big day too. He went 3 for 3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored. He also stole a base.

Daytona Cubs

Daytona was shot down by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 4-2.

Starter James Leverton took the loss after allowing four runs on six hits and three walks over five innings. He also hit a batter and allowed a home run. He only struck out one Lakeland batter.

Dustin Sasser threw two innings of scoreless relief. He gave up one hit, walked no one and struck out two.

Third baseman Marquez Smith once again provided all of Daytona's offense with his third home run of the season. Smith was 1 for 4 with both D-Cub RBI.

Second baseman Nate Samson went 2 for 5.

The Tennessee Smokies and the Peoria Chiefs were both rained out.