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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 17

Another rough night for Chris Volstad Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
Another rough night for Chris Volstad Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were left at the station by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 7-2.

Chris Volstad pitched 5.2 innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits. One of the runs was unearned. Volstad walked one and struck out two.

Third baseman Josh Vitters extended his hitting streak to 16 games with an RBI infield single in the first inning. Vitters was 2 for 4.

Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once. Shortstop Alfredo Amezaga was 2 for 5 and scored the other Iowa run.

Right fielder Dave Sappelt was 2 for 4 with a double. He hit an RBI single in the first inning.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies surrendered to the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 9-2.

Starter Nick Struck took the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits over five innings. Two of the hits were home runs and one of the runs was unearned. Struck walked two and fanned two.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 5 with a run scored.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs boiled the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays), 6-1.

Matt Loosen had to pitch out of trouble a couple of times, but kept the Stone Crabs in check as he improved his record to 8-3. Loosen went 7.2 innings and allowed only one run on five hits. He walked three and struck out six.

Left fielder Matt Szczur had two RBI singles and three total singles in a 3 for 4 game. He also scored twice.

Second baseman Ronald Torreyes was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Right fielder Elieser Bonne went 2 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

Driving to Grand Rapids to take on the Whitecaps tomorrow.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks shut out the Yakima Bears (Diamondbacks), 5-0.

Starter James Pugliese dominated Yakima for five innings, allowing only one hit. Pugliese walked two and struck out five.

Michael Heesch and Pete Levitt both threw two innings to complete Boise's first shutout of the season.

Center fielder Trey Martin was a perfect 3 for 3 with two walks. He also hit his third home run of the season, a solo home run in the fourth inning. Matin stole one base.

Shortstop Marco Hernandez went 2 for 5 with two RBI. Catcher Willson Contreras went 2 for 4 with an RBI. First baseman Rock Shoulders was 2 for 3 with a walk.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Mariners, 6-5.

Dan Vogelbach was 2 for 5 with a triple and his seventh home run.