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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 18

Iowa continues to get great pitching, and Boise is having trouble finding it in the thin, dry air of Idaho. But the big news is that Daytona exploded in a win over Clearwater.


Iowa Cubs

Iowa tossed their second straight shutout as they silenced the Nashville Sounds (Brewers), 7-0.

It was the best start of the season for Nick Struck. Struck gave up only three hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out three.

Right fielder Dave Sappelt was 3 for 5 with a two-run double in the seventh inning. Sappelt had three total runs batted in and he scored once. He also stole one base.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice. Center fielder Brian Bogusevic went 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once and had one run batted in.

Tennessee Smokies

Driving to Chattanooga. They should have taken the choo-choo. I'm sure they've never heard that before.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs crushed the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 14-8.

Starter Kyler Burke allowed four runs on five hits over four innings. Burke walked three and struck out one.

Yao-Lin Wang collected the win in relief because Burke didn't go five. But he did deserve the win as he was the only Daytona pitcher to not allow a run. In fact, he didn't allow a hit over two innings. Wang struck out two and walked one.

The D-Cubs hit not one, but two grand slams tonight on their way to the big win. They were actually Daytona's first two grand slams of the season.

The first Daytona grand slam came in the fifth inning off the bat of second baseman Tim Saunders. It was Saunders' second home run this year. Saunders also doubled in a 3 for 5 effort. He scored two runs and had the four RBI.

The other grand slam came in the seventh inning when shortstop Javier Baez launched his 14th home run of the season. Baez was 1 for 5 with a walk.

Right fielder John Andreoli was 3 for 4 with two walks and a steal. He scored two runs and batted two in. Center fielder Zeke DeVoss went 2 for 6 with an RBI triple. He scored two runs.

First baseman Dustin Geiger went 2 for 4 with a walk and two RBI. He also scored one run. Left fielder Taiwan Easterling went 2 for 5 and scored a run.

Kane County Cougars

The East All-Stars beat the West All-Stars, 6-5. (Kane County is in the West.)

DH Dan Vogelbach went 2 for 2 with a double and a walk. He scored one run and had one batted in.

Rock Shoulders took over for Vogelbach and went 0 for 2. Right fielder Bijan Rademacher went 0 for 2.

Tayler Scott retired both batters he faced--one with a fly out and one by strikeout. Nathan Dorris got a groundout to first base from the only batter he faced.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were buried by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 9-2.

It was a rough Boise debut for Trey Lang, who had six wild pitches in this game, five in the third inning alone. Despite that, his line could have been worse as Lang gave up five runs, four earned, on five hits over four innings. Lang walked two, hit two batters and struck out five.

Second baseman David Bote connected for his first home run of the season in the eighth inning for Boise's second and final run. Bote was 1 for 4.

Left fielder Shawon Dunston Jr. was 2 for 3 with a walk and he scored the other Boise run.