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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 8

The Ems provided a lot of good news. The other minor league team, not so much.

Josh Timmers

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got dropkicked by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 15-5.

Pierce Johnson got battered for five runs on five hits over 2.2 innings. He walked five and struck out three.

Catcher Tim Federowicz was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Juan Perez went 2 for 5 and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies dropped a doubleheader to the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 12-9 and 2-1 in eight innings.

In game one, which started yesterday, Paul Blackburn was battered around for eight runs on nine hits in only three innings. Blackburn allowed a pair of two three-runs home runs. Three of the eight runs was unearned. He struck out one and walked nobody.

Third baseman Daniel Lockhart hit his first home run of the year in the third inning with the bases empty. Lockhart was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Second baseman Ian Happ was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs batted in. DH Chesny Young went 2 for 4 and scored once.

Right fielder Billy McKinney went 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored. Left fielder Bijan Rademacher was also 2 for 4. Rademacher scored once and had one RBI.

In game two, Clayton Richard made a rehab start and allowed just one run on three hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out four and walked nobody.

David Berg pitched two innings and allowed a run in the top of the eighth to take the loss. Berg surrendered four hits and walked one. Berg had one strike out.

Young doubled and scored in the first inning of game two. He went 2 for 4 in game two as well.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got shut out by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), 1-0.

Starter Erick Leal was the hard-luck loser tonight. He allowed one run on a solo home run in the third inning. Leal gave up just three hits over six innings. Leal struck out six and walked no one.

Left fielder Charcer Burks doubled to lead off the game and stole third base, but he was stranded there. Burks was 1 for 3 with a walk.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were run over by the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 5-3 in ten innings.

Kyle Miller gave up three runs in the first inning and then the Cubs didn't allow another run until the top of the tenth. The final line on Miller was three runs on eight hits over six innings. Miller walked three and struck out two.

Greyfer Eregua allowed two runs in the top of the tenth to take the loss. He pitched two innings and gave up three hits. He struck out one and walked no one.

Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 3 for 5 and drove in all three South Bend runs.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 3 for 5 and scored once. Third baseman Jesse Hodges went 2 for 4 with a walk and scored one run. Catcher Tyler Alamo was 2 for 5.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds swept a doubleheader from the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 5-0 and 11-0.

In game one, starter Jose Paulino gave up a double in the third inning. That was the only hit the AquaSox had in game one. Paulino pitched six innings. He walked one and struck out four.

The Ems hit two home runs in the first inning off of rehabbing pitcher Charlie Furbush. Matt Rose hit a solo home run, his eighth of the year and third for the Ems. Rose was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Two batters later, third baseman Wladimir Galindo hit a two-run shot, his fourth. He was 1 for 1 with two walks and two runs scored.

In game two, starter Manuel Rondon gave up four hits, but no runs and got the win. He walked two and struck out five.

Rose hit another homer in game two. It was a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Rose was 3 for 4 in game two and scored three times.

First baseman Jose Paniagua was 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. He scored once. Shortstop Yeller Peguero was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Athletics, 6-3.