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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 15

Only Tennessee won tonight.

Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Cubs put Iowa pitchers Stephen Fife and Pierce Johnson on the disabled list.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were run off the rails by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 8-6. It was Iowa's fifth loss to the Express already this season.

Round Rock did most of their damage off of starter Drew Rucinski. Rucinski pitched 4.1 innings and he gave up seven runs on five hits. He walked four (one an intentional walk of Joey Gallo) and struck out four.

First baseman Dan Vogelbach got the I-Cubs to within two runs when he hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning. It was Vogelbach's first home run of the season. He was 1 for 4.

DH Ryan Kalish was 2 for 2 with a double and two walks. He scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies overthrew the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 4-2.

Tyler Skulina started and picked up his first win of the season. Skulina allowed two runs on five hits over five innings. Skulina struck out six and walked one.

Starling Peralta retired the final six batters in order to gain his second save. Peralta struck out two.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. Hannemann had one run scored and one run batted in.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 1 for 1 with three walks. He scored once and had one RBI.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were grounded by the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 2-0.

Pelicans starter Trevor Clifton surrendered two runs on three hits over 4.2 innings. Clifton walked three and struck out six. It was Clifton's second loss of the season.

The Pelicans managed only two hits in this game.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs got crowned by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 10-3.

Ryan Kellogg started and took the loss. Kellogg pitched 4.1 innings and allowed four runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out four.

DH Daniel Spingola went 2 for 4 with a double. First baseman Ian Rice was 2 for 3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.