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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 14

The teams still fighting for playoff berths, and that's everybody but Kane County, won tonight. Bryant homered again as Daytona split a doubleheader, but Boise hardly misses him as they score double-digit runs for the second game in a row.

Jae-Hoon Ha
Jae-Hoon Ha

It just dawned on me that the Angels have two farm clubs called "The Bees" this year.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs downed the Sacramento River Cats (Athletics), 2-1.

Because Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start tomorrow's game at Wrigley, Casey Coleman got his first start of the season and he didn't waste it, grabbing his fourth win of the year. Coleman allowed only one hit over five scoreless innings. He did not walk anyone and struck out five.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to give Iowa a 2-0 lead. It was Ha's fifth home run of the season and fourth for Iowa. Ha was 2 for 3 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies eluded the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 6-2.

Dae-Eun Rhee improved his record to 4-1 by allowing only two runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings. He struck out two and walked two.

Shortstop Javier Baez was 2 for 4 with two doubles. He had three total RBI and scored one run.

Third baseman Christian Villanueva did Baez one better. Villanueva was 2 for 3 with two doubles and a walk. He had one RBI.

Right fielder John Andreoli went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara had a sacrifice bunt and three walks in four trips to the plate. He scored two runs, including one on a straight steal of home.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs split a doubleheader with the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies). They won game one 5-1 and lost the second game 2-0.

In the first game. Ben Wells pitched the first 5.1 innings and allowed only one run on six hits. He did walk two batters and did not strike anyone out.

Third baseman Kris Bryant hit a solo home run in the second inning, his second in as many games for Daytona and sixth of the season. Bryant was 1 for 3.

Catcher Chadd Krist went 2 for 3 with a stolen base. Krist scored one run and batted one in.

First baseman Dustin Geiger was 2 for 4. Center fielder Zeke DeVoss went 1 for 2 with two walks.

In game two, Kyler Burke was the hard-luck loser. He allowed one run on five hits over four  innings. Burke walked one and struck out three.

Daytona had two singles in game two. Left fielder Anthony Giansanti was 1 for 3 with two outfield assists.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars got stung by the Burlington Bees (Angels), 5-4.

Starling Peralta got into trouble early, allowing four runs in the bottom of the first inning. But he settled down after that and pitched 5.1 innings and allowed only the four runs on four hits. One of the four runs was unearned. Peralta walked three and struck out four.

Michael Hamann walked the first batter of the bottom of the ninth inning and immediately sent him to third base on an errant pickoff throw. After intentionally walking the next two batters to load the bases, Hamman got one out on a force play at the plate, but then Matt Scioscia, the Angels manager's kid, ended the game with a walkoff single. Hamman's final line was one run on one hit over 1.1 innings. He walked three, two intentionally, and struck out one.

All four Cougars runs scored on home runs. In the fourth inning, right fielder Reggie Golden connected for his eighth home run with two men on. Golden was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario tied the game up at 4-4 when he connected for his ninth home run of the season.Candelario was also 1 for 3 with walk.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks powderized the Eugene Emeralds (Padres), 13-2.

James Pugliese was strong in picking up his fourth win. Pugliese went six innings and allowed only one run on only two hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Boise put this game away with five runs in the sixth and five in the seventh inning. In the sixth inning, third baseman David Bote cranked a three-run home run, his sixth of the season. Bote was 1 for 2 with two walks. He scored three runs.

In the seventh, center fielder Kevin Encarnacion clubbed another three-run home run, his fourth of the year and third for Boise. Encarnacion also tripled and walked in a 2 for 4 game. Encarnacion had four total RBI and he scored twice. He also stole a base.

Second baseman Danny Lockhart went 2 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. Right fielder Yasiel Balaguert was 2 for 5 with a stel. Left fielder Rony Rodriguez was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

Catcher Cael Brockmeyer was 3 for 4 with a double. Brockmeyer scored three runs and had one RBI. Shortstop Carlos Penalver went 2 for 4. He scored two runs and had two RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Diamondbacks 13-4.