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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 18

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All the Cubs farm teams won tonight. At least all the ones that got a game in won.

Hey! I got my own SB Nation logo! I feel like I've arrived. Now where I've arrived is a different question.

Iowa Cubs

They tried to play tonight in Round Rock, getting five batters in until everyone decided that the dirt around home plate was too dangerous to continue.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies cooked the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 4-0.

Paul Blackburn dominated the Biscuits with seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits. Blackburn walked two and struck out two and walked two.

Andury Acevedo pitched the ninth in a non-save situation. He did allow one hit, but he struck out three and was hitting 97-98 mph on the stadium radar gun.

Shortstop Carlos Penalver had a two-run double in the second inning and an RBI single in the fourth. He was 2 for 3.

Second baseman Chesny Young was 1 for 3 with two walks and two steals.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans outran the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 6-4.

Tommy Thorpe started and got the win. Thorpe allowed one run on five hits over 5.1 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

David Berg came on in relief in the eighth inning after Daury Torrez allowed back-to-back home runs to lead off the inning. Berg then retired the final six batters of the game for his second save. He struck out one.

Second baseman Ian Happ hit his first two home runs of the season tonight. Happ hit the first with the bases empty in the third inning and his second in the seventh inning with a man on. Happ went 4 for 5 with 4 total RBI. He also stole a base.

Center fielder Rashad Crawford went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored. Shortstop Gleyber Torres has been struggling to start the season, so it was nice to see him go 1 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs stole the hubcaps off the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 9-3.

Carson Sands started and got the win. He pitched five innings and allowed two runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out two.

DH Matt Rose hit his first home run of the season with a man on in the fourth inning. Rose was 1 for 4.

Catcher P.J. Higgins doubled with the bases-loaded in the fourth inning and then an error in the outfield allowed him to score a Little League grand slam. (Only counts as a double in the scorebook though.) The final line on Higgins was 2 for 5 with a double.

Right fielder Daniel Spingola was 3 for 5 with a run scored. Third baseman Andrew Ely went 2 for 4 and scored once.