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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 14

The big news was that Arismendy Alcantara hit a big home run in a losing cause in the Futures Game. Daytona keeps on winning and Boise won their second in a row. Kane County continues to struggle and Iowa goes into the break with an 18 inning loss.

Arismendy Alcantara
Arismendy Alcantara

In the SiriusXM Futures Game, Cubs second baseman Arismendy Alcantara hit a solo home run off of Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo in the fourth inning. He struck out and hit into a double-play the other two times he came to the plate.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were outlasted by the Albuquerque Isotopes (Dodgers), 5-1 in 18 innings.

Jake Arrieta looked sharp in his six inning start, making only one mistake, a solo home run in the sixth inning to Alex Castellanos. Arrieta allowed three hits. He struck out nine and walked only one.

Jeffry Antigua kept this game tied over six scoreless innings of relief from the 12th to 17th innings. He surrendered two hits and two walks while striking out one.

Casey Coleman, pitching on back-to-back days, took the loss when he took the mound in the 18th and allowed four runs on three hits and a walk. One of those fours runs was unearned, but it was a result of Coleman's own error. Coleman struck out one.

Iowa's only run came in the sixth inning when center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha singled home third baseman Junior Lake, who had doubled. Ha was 1 for 4 with two walks and Lake was 1 for 6.

Left fielder Ty Wright went 2 for 6 with two walks.

Tennessee Smokies

The final game of the Smokies seven-game series with Jackson was cancelled because of wet grounds. It's too bad. I've never seen a seven-game series sweep before. I guess I'll have to settle for a six-game sweep, which I believe I have seen before.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs nailed the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins), 6-2.

Ben Wells pitched the first six innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Yao-Lin Wang got the win with two innings of scoreless relief of Wells. Wang gave up one hit and a walk. He struck out one.

Catcher Chadd Krist homered in his second straight game when he hit a solo home run in the fifth. It was his third overall home run. Krist went 2 for 3 with a walk.

Shortstop Elliot Soto went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI. First baseman Dustin Geiger was 2 for 3 with a hit by pitch. He scored once. Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 4 and scored one run.

Center fielder Zeke DeVoss went 0 for 2 with three walks. One of those walks forced in a run as part of a five-run Daytona sixth inning.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars dropped their seventh straight game, 5-2 to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers).

Scott Baker took the mound for the first time this season in a rehab assignment, and got knocked around for four runs in the first inning. He didn't allow a run in the next two innings, thanks to two double plays. Baker's final line was three innings, giving up four runs on six hits, including a home run. He walked one and struck out two.

Michael Heesch pitched four innings of scoreless relief, giving up only two hits. He walked one and struck out three.

All of the Cougars' runs came on a two-run home run by catcher Carlos Escobar in the fourth inning. Escobar was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Second baseman Gioskar Amaya was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. DH Dan Vogelbach was 2 for 4.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks shut out the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 3-0.

Rob Zastryzny pitched the first two innings, allowing two hits and a walk. He struck out two.

Zack Godley was awarded his first win as a professional, tossing two innings and giving up three hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.

Shortstop Danny Lockhart plated the first run of the game with an RBI single in the second inning. Lockhart also had an RBI double in the ninth inning to provide an insurance run. He was 3 for 4.

First baseman Jacob Rogers went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the eighth inning. Second baseman Jordan Hankins was 2 for 4 and scored once.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Athletics, 6-4.

Josh Vitters was 0 for 3 in a rehab appearance.