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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- May 29

Congratulations to the Iowa Hawkeyes, who didn't win the Big Ten Tournament but did beat Michigan to play for the title. They had the most successful tournament run in their history, but it came to an end when they lost the first game and the title to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Oh and congratulations to Minnesota for winning yet another Big Ten title in baseball. I guess you can put the trophy right next to Floyd of Rosedale. Oh wait. No, you can't.

Iowa Cubs

A three-run home run with two out in the bottom of the ninth left the Iowa Cubs speechless against the Nashville Sounds, 5-3.

Starting pitcher Thomas Diamond was effective for six innings, giving up only one run on five hits. Diamond walked two and struck out five.

Both Jeff Samardzija and Andrew Cashner both allowed one single and no walks in an inning of relief. Cashner struck out one.

The wheels fell off in the ninth for Blake Parker. Parker allowed four runs on two hits and a walk while recording two outs. However, he should have gotten out of the inning but a Bobby Scales error kept the inning alive. After retiring the next batter, he gave up a three-run game-ending home run to Joe Koshanksky. So that meant that only one of the four runs was considered earned.

Third baseman Chad Tracy was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies burned the Montgomery Biscuits, 3-0.

Hung-Wen Chen got win number four tonight with 6.2 innings of work. He allowed six hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Scott Maine struck out the side in the ninth to get his fifth save.

First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI. Catcher Mark Reed, in his first game up from Daytona, went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were pounded by the Jupiter Hammerheads, 5-4 ending their seven-game winning streak.

Starter Chris Rusin allowed four runs on six hits, including two home runs, over 6.2 innings. Rusin walks two and struck out three.

Aaron Shafer got the loss in relief. He also allowed one run on a home run, which was the only hit he gave up over 3.1 innings. He struck out five and didn't walk anyone.

Right fielder Smaily Borges hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning. It was his second home run of the year. Borges went 1 for 4.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 5. Shortstop Ryan Flaherty was 3 for 5.

Catcher Michael Brenly was 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. You going to mention the passed ball tomorrow too Bob?

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were bitten by the Beloit Snappers, 3-2 in 12 innings.

Starter Nick Struck had 5.2 shutout innings tonight. He allowed two hits. Struck walked three and struck out three.

Larry Suarez allowed an unearned run in the twelfth inning to take the loss. He allowed only one hit over two innings. Suarez walked one and struck out four.

Right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha hit his first home run of the year in a 1 for 4 night. It was a solo home run in the tenth inning that tied the game up after the Chiefs surrendered a run in the top of the inning.

First baseman Greg Rohan went 2 for 5.