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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 28

Kyle Schwarber hit another two home runs tonight as Kane County routed the Snappers and stayed in first place in the second half of the season.


On the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were shut out by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies), 6-0.

Starter Eric Jokisch allowed six runs on seven hits over six innings. Jokisch struck out six and walked three.

The I-Cubs managed a neat trick, getting shut out despite getting ten hits. All ten hits were singles and the team went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

Third baseman Kris Bryant was 3 for 4. Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 5. Center fielder Ryan Kalish was 2 for 4 with a walk. Logan Watkins went 2 for 4 with a stolen base.

Shortstop Javier Baez was 0 for 3, but many of you will be happy to see he walked twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were outmaneuvered by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 2-1.

Joe Gardner started and took the loss. He allowed two runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings. Gardner struck out one and didn't walk anyone.

Shortstop Elliot Soto was 2 for 3 with the sole Smokies RBI. Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs shot down the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 8-7.

Starting pitcher Tayler Scott allowed three runs on five hits over four innings. Scott struck out four and walked one.

Starling Peralta pitched the next three innings and was awarded the win because Scott didn't go five innings. Peralta allowed only one unearned run and three hits. He struck out five batters and didn't walk anyone.

Zack Godley pitched the top of the ninth and collected his first Daytona save and eighth overall. Godley allowed a two-out single, but no other baserunners. He struck out one.

First baseman Dan Vogelbach hit his eighth home run of the season with two on in the third inning. Vogelbach was 2 for 3 with a walk and the three RBI. He scored twice.

Shortstop Marco Hernandez was moved into the leadoff spot and responded by going 3 for 4 with a double and a triple, coming just a home run short of the cycle. Hernandez scored twice and had one RBI on a sacrifice fly.

Center fielder Albert Almora went 3 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored twice.  Second baseman Gioskar Amaya went 2 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored once and had one RBI.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars ran over the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 10-2.

It was an easy win for starter Duane Underwood, whose only real mistake was a solo home run in the fourth inning. Underwood allowed one run on two hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked three.

It was a big day for catcher Kyle Schwarber, who hit two home runs tonight, including a grand slam in the seventh inning. The other blast came with the bases empty in the third inning. They were Schwarber's third and fourth home runs for Kane County and eighth overall. Schwarber was 4 for 5 with a double and two two home runs. That's even better than the cycle, isn't it? He scored three times and had "just" the five RBI.

Right fielder Yasiel Balaguert hit his sixth home run of the season in the first inning with a man on to give Kane County an early 2-0 lead. Balaguert was 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI. He scored two runs.

Finally, Jacob Rogers hit a two-run home run in the third inning, which was his eighth on the season. Rogers was 1 for 4.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. Hannemann scored twice.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were leapfrogged by the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 3-1.

Josh Conway started and pitched three perfect innings. He struck out two.

Ryan McNeil pitched the next three innings and got the loss after he gave up a three-run home run in the sixth inning. McNeil allowed the three runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out one.

Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 and scored the lone Boise run in the third inning.

AZL Cubs

Are tied with the Athletics 1-1 in the fourth inning.