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Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 17

It's the second no-hitter this month for the Cubs farm system. Daytona won their fourth in a row while Iowa and Tennessee fell short.

Nathan Dorris and Tyler Skulina
Nathan Dorris and Tyler Skulina
Kane County Cougars

We're starting with Kane County tonight.

Kane County Cougars

Tyler Skulina and Nathan Dorris combined to throw the Cubs' system's second no-hitter in the month of May as the Kane County Cougars no-hit the Quad City River Bandits (Astros), 3-0.

Skulina pitched the first 7.1 innings and walked two and struck out five. He exited in the eighth inning when he hit his pitch limit, but Dorris came in and retired all five batters he faced to finish out the no-hitter. Dorris struck out one. There was one hard hit ball to deep center field in the ninth off of Dorris, but Trey Martin tracked it down for a long out. The final out was a routine 4-3 ground out.

Jacob Hannemann walked to open the bottom of the first, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Carlos Penalver single. He also had a sacrifice fly that scored Shawon Dunston Jr. in the 5th. Hannemann was 0 for 1 with two walks.

Martin doubled and scored in the fifth as well. It was the only extra base hit of the game. He was 1 for 3.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were too slow for the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 7-6.

Starter Dallas Beeler went 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on six hits. He struck out six and walked two.

Eduardo Figueroa got the loss after he gave up three runs on three hits and two walks in his 1.1 innings of relief. Figueroa did not have a strikeout. Two of the runs he was charged with scored after he was relieved by Alberto Cabrera.

Shortstop Javier Baez hit his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning with a man on. Baez was 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Both catcher Eli Whiteside and right fielder Logan Watkins were 2 for 4 with a double and a runs scored. Watkins also had one RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies ran away from the Mississippi Braves, 8-3.

Starter Matt Loosen pitched six innings and allowed three runs on only two hits, although one of those hits was a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Loosen had some control problems as he walked four, hit two batters and had two wild pitches. Loosen struck out five.

P.J. Francescon has been really good this season, up until tonight. He took the loss after he was rocked for five runs on six hits over 1.2 innings. Francescon walked two and struck out two.

Catcher Charles Cutler hit his first home run in the Cubs organization with a man on in the sixth inning. Cutler was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Third baseman Kris Bryant was 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs held on to beat the Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins), 11-9.

Starter Tayler Scott was handed an 8-0 lead, but he couldn't last long enough to get the win as he allowed five runs in the fifth inning. Scott pitched 4.2 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits, including a three-run home run that chased him in the fifth. Scott walked one and struck out one.

Because Scott didn't go five, the win went to Michael Jensen, who didn't allow a run over 2.1 innings of relief. Jensen gave up three hits. He struck out one and walked no one.

Daytona had an 11-5 lead going to the bottom of the ninth, but Stephen Perakslis got into major trouble and allowed four runs in the bottom of the ninth and had to exit with two outs for Austin Reed. Reed got a 6-3 ground out to end the game.

All nine Daytona starters tonight got at least one hit except for Bijan Rademacher, who exited in the third inning after getting hit by a pitch. His replacement, Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 3 with a triple and a walk. Chen scored three runs and had one RBI. He also stole a base.

Left fielder Zeke DeVoss was 3 for 6 with three RBI. Second baseman Gioskar Amaya was also 3 for 6, but with only one RBI.

First baseman Dan Vogelbach had two doubles and two RBI as he was 2 for 6. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario went 2 for 4 with a walk and a double. He scored two runs and had one RBI.

Center fielder Albert Almora was 2 for 6 and scored one run. Almora has had two or more hits in each of his last four games.