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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 7

Kelly Dugan hits another HR. South Bend sweeps Beloit. Pelicans split.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were drenched by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 5-4.

Starter Michael Wagner allowed two runs on three hits over three innings. Wagner walked three and struck out four.

Giovanni Soto gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and took the loss. Soto just pitched that one inning. He surrendered two hits and a walk.

Iowa scored one run in the top of the ninth and had the bases loaded with two outs, but Albert Almora grounded out to end the game. Second baseman Logan Watkins was 3 for 4 and scored twice. Third baseman Juan Perez was 3 for 3 with a double. He scored one run and had one RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies stopped the Mississippi Braves, 5-3.

Starter Tyler Skulina pitched 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. One of the runs was unearned. He struck out four and walked one.

Starling Peralta came on in the sixth inning after Skulina had let in two runs and there were runners on second and third and only one out. Peralta got a pop up and a ground out to end the threat without any runs scoring. Peralta got the win when the Smokies plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Corey Black picked a perfect ninth inning for his third save. He struck out one.

First baseman Kelly Dugan hit a two-run home run to break a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth. It was Dugan's fourth home run in the last five games. Dugan was 1 for 3.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 4.He stole two more bases and now has 14 on the season.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans split a doubleheader with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), winning game one 4-0 and losing the second game 2-0.

Erick Leal got his third win after pitching the first 5.1 innings of game one. He allowed just four hits, all singles. Leal struck out four and walked no one.

David Berg pitched the final 1.2 innings and got his fourth save. Berg allowed one hit. He struck out three and walked no one.

Second baseman Daniel Lockhart was a perfect 3 for 3 with a double and a triple in game one. Lockhart scored twice.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres 2 for 4 with a steal. He now has his batting average over .200.

In game two, Tommy Thorpe started and pitched five innings and gave up two runs on seven hits. He did strike out an impressive seven while walking only one.

Catcher Gioskar Amaya was 1 for 2 with a steal.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs broke the shell of the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 6-3, finishing off a three-game sweep.

Preston Morrison kept the Snappers off the board for the five innings, but he got in trouble in the sixth inning. The final line on Morrison was 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. Only one of the three runs was earned, however. Morrison walked one and struck out two.

Greyfer Eregua relieved Morrison and while he allowed one inherited runner to score, he pitched 1.2 innings without allowing any runs of his own and got the win. Eregua gave up two hits. He struck out four and walked one.

Craig Brooks pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save. He struck out two.

First baseman Tyler Alamo had a pair of two-run singles in tonight's game. Alamo was 3 for 4 with four RBI.

Center fielder Donnie Dewees was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Left fielder Eloy Jimenez went 2 for 4 and scored once.