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Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 11

Iowa Cubs

Rained out in Colorado Springs. They'll play a double-header Wednesday.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were stunned by six-run Huntsville rally in the ninth inning and fell to the Huntsville Stars, 11-7.

Starter Chris Rusin put the Smokies in an early hole, allowing one run in each inning from the second to the fifth. His final line on the morning was six innings pitched with four runs on ten hits. One of the four runs was unearned. Rusin walked one and struck out two.

The Smokies fought their way back and took the lead heading into the ninth, but closer Blake Parker had a nightmarish inning, giving up six runs. He'd also allowed a run in the eighth inning, so his final line was two innings pitched and allowing seven runs on six hits, including a two-run home run. He walked two and didn't strike out anyone. He also hit a batter.

The Smokies got back in this game thanks to a pair of two-run home runs by Matt Spencer and Ryan Flaherty. Spencer's was in the sixth inning and was his sixth home run this season and Flaherty's was in the seventh inning and was his eighth home run. Both Spencer and Flaherty had identical lines of 1 for 4 with a walk and two RBI. The both scored twice.

Catcher Steve Clevenger had two doubles in a 2 for 4 day. He had one RBI.

Brett Jackson opened the game with a single, stole a base and then was picked off second. He was removed from the game after that. No word yet as to why he was removed.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs eight game winning streak came to an end today with a 9-6 loss to the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Nick Struck started and took the loss. He pitched five innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. One of the six runs was charged as unearned. Struck walked four and struck out three.

Right fielder Michael Burgess hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to make this game somewhat close. Burgess now has seven home runs this season. Burgess was 2 for 4.

DH Nelson Perez was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Peoria Chefs

The Chiefs allowed five runs in the ninth inning to lose to the Burlington Bees, 6-1.

Starter Austin Kirk threw six innings tonight and surrendered one run on four hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.

Jeffry Antigua got credited for the loss, although his defense deserved some of the blame. Antigua entered the game to start the ninth but only got two out. He allowed five runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batsmen. He also had a wild pitch. However, two errors in the inning meant that all five runs were unearned.

The Chiefs had two hits and made five errors tonight, three of them by third baseman Arismendy Alcantara. Shortstop Eliot Soto and second baseman Pierre LePage had the other two.