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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 14

Boise goes to 2-0 as Schwarber keeps hitting.

Jen-Ho Tseng
Jen-Ho Tseng
Chung Sung-Jun

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got all wet against the Sacramento RiverCats (Athletics), 9-4.

Starter Tsuyoshi Wada was really good for four innings. Unfortunately, he pitched 4.1 innings and he gave up five of the six runs the RiverCats scored in the fifth inning. Wada allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits. He walked four and struck out five.

Catcher Luis Flores hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning. It was his second home run this season. Flores was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Left fielder Matt Szczur went 3 for 4. He scored one run and had one RBI.

Chris Valaika was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Mississippi Braves, 6-4.

Smokies starter Joe Gardner pitched 5.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on seven hits, including a solo home run. Gardner walked two and struck out one.

Hunter Cervenka pitched the eighth inning and took the loss after he allowed two runs on two hits in the only inning he pitched. Cervenka did not walk anyone, but he did hit the first batter he faced. Cervenka struck out one.

Taylor Davis hit a pinch-hit two run home run in the seventh inning. It was his first home run of the season.

Second baseman Stephen Bruno was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Kris Bryant was 1 for 4 with a double and walk. He scored on the Davis home run.

Daytona Cubs

The Florida State League North All-Stars beat the South All-Stars, 6-4. (Daytona is in the North, if you didn't know.)

The North won because of a four run top of the ninth inning that featured two D-Cubs.  Shortstop Marco Hernandez had an RBI single and he scored two batters later along with Dwight Smith Jr. on a double by second baseman Gioskar Amaya. Hernandez was 2 for 4 and Amaya went 1 for 5.

Because he'd pitched the bottom of the eighth, Cubs reliever Andrew McKirahan got the win. McKirahan surrendered singles to the first two batters he faced, but a line out and two ground outs meant that no damage was done.

The other Cubs position player in the game was right fielder Bijan Rademacher, who was 1 for 3. Felix Pena also pitched the fourth inning for the North. He allowed a leadoff single, but then got a double play and another ground out to end his day.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were bitten by the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 12-11.

The runs weren't the fault of starter Jen-Ho Tseng, who pitched allowed only one hit over five scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out eight.

Alberto Diaz relieved Tseng and faced seven batters. All seven reached and scored. Diaz allowed three hits, including a grand slam, and walked three batters. He did strike out the first batter he faced, but he reached on a wild  pitch anyway.

Tyler Bremer gave up a walkoff home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Bremer allowed two runs over one full inning on two hits. He walked one and struck out one. He gave up two inherited runs in the eighth as well. The run of his own he allowed in the eight came after a double, a steal of third, a walk and a double-steal of second and home.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann went 4 for 6 with a double. He scored twice and had two RBI. He, along with manager Mark Johnson, were ejected after Hannemann was thrown out at second base in the ninth inning after trying to stretch a single into a double.

Third baseman Jordan Hankins was 4 for 6 with two doubles and five RBI. He scored one run.

Trey Martin went 3 for 4 with a walk and two doubles. He scored three times. Shortstop Carlos Penalver went 3 for 5 with a walk and a double. Penalver had two RBI and scored once. He also stole a base.

First baseman Ben Carhart was 2 for 6 with two runs scored.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks cleaned up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies), 10-5.

Erick Leal got his first Boise win after allowing only one unearned run over five innings. Leal surrendered three hits and issued one walk. He struck out four.

Three times in this game, catcher Kyle Schwarber came to the plate with Jeffrey Baez in scoring position. All three times he singled him home. Schwarber was 3 for 5 and scored once.

Do I have to mention that he made another error?

Baez was 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored three times and had two RBI.

First baseman Daniel Canela was 2 for 4. Left fielder Kevin Brown was 2 for 3 with one run scored and one RBI. Second baseman Zak Blair went 2 for 3 with a walk and he scored two runs.