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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 17

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The Cubs system took 3 out of 5 games.

Dylan Heuer

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were outmaneuvered by the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 3-2.

Tsuyoshi Wada made a rehab start for the I-Cubs tonight and looked pretty good. He gave up just one run on a fourth inning home run over 4.2 innings. Wada allowed four hits and issued two walks. He struck out six. Wada threw 81 pitches, 54 for strikes. Wada was charged with the loss, however.

Iowa only had five hits. Center fielder and leadoff hitter John Andreoli was 1 for 3 with two walks and a stolen base. He scored both of Iowa's runs.

Christian Villanueva was promoted to Iowa from Tennessee to take over third base duties from Kris Bryant. He was 1 for 4 tonight.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies split a doubleheader with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds), winning game one 1-0 and dropping the second game 4-1 in nine innings.

Smokies starter Ivan Pineyro dominated the Blue Wahoos for six innings, allowing just two hits. He struck out three and didn't walk anyone.

Hunter Cervenka got the win in relief. He pitched the top of the seventh inning and gave up a one-out walk, but immediately erased him with a double play. Cervenka did not have a strikeout.

The Smokies won in walk-off fashion when catcher Kyle Schwarber walked with one out, first baseman Daniel Vogelbach singled and then right fielder Bijan Rademacher hit a game-ending single, scoring Schwarber.

Schwarber was 0 for 1 with two walks. Vogelbach was was 2 for 3 and Rademacher was 1 for 3.

In game two, Jeffry Antigua made his Smokies debut and pitched 3.2 innings. He allowed one run on a second inning home run to Kyle Waldrop and two hits overall. Antigua struck out four and walked no one.

Zach Cates took the loss in relief after the Smokies made two errors in the top of the ninth which led to three unearned runs. Cates pitched two innings and allowed three hits. He struck out one and walked one and had two wild pitches.

Vogelbach was 3 for 3 in game two. Vogelbach has an eight-game hitting streak to start the season and is hitting .556. (15 for 27)

Second baseman Stephen Bruno was 2 for 2. He's hitting .409 (9 for 22).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans abbreviated the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 3-2.

Daury Torrez started and picked up his first win of the season. Torrez allowed one run on four hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked three.

Matt Brazis pitched the final 1.2 innings without allowing a run for his first save of the season. Brazis gave up no hits, but he did walk two batters. He struck out one.

The Pelicans scored all three runs in the third inning. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario led off that inning with a double and he later scored. He was 3 for 5.

Second baseman Daniel Lockhart was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single in the third, which scored first baseman Jacob Rogers. Rogers was 2 for 4 with a walk.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs scrubbed the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres) clean, 11-3.

Eric Leal started and got the win. Leal tossed five innings and allowed one run on six hits. He struck out three and walked two.

First baseman Cael Brockmeyer continued his hot start to the season, going 3 for 4 with a run scored.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 3 for 5 and scored once. Left fielder Charcer Burks went 2 for 5 with two RBI and one run scored. Center fielder Rashad Crawford was 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He had two RBI and two runs scored.

Second baseman Chesny Young was 1 for 2 with four walks and a stolen base. He scored once.