Baseball America today announced their Minor League All-Star Teams for each classification level and several Cubs farmhands were among those honored.
Pelicans pitcher Trevor Clifton was named the High-A Pitcher of the Year. South Bend outfielder Eloy Jimenez was named the Low-A Player of the Year. Two Emeralds pitchers, Dylan Cease and Manuel Rondon, both made the Short-season A All-Star team. And although they’re representing other teams now, first baseman Dan Vogelbach was named to the Triple-A team and shortstop Gleyber Torres was named to the High-A team.
Myrtle Beach is tied with the Hillcats at a game each in the best-of-five Mills Cup Championship series. But they were traveling to Lynchburg, so the only game on the schedule was:
The Eugene Emeralds were drenched by the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 7-1.
The AquaSox scored two unearned runs in the top of the first inning of Ems starter Tyson Miller and never looked back. Although Eugene would plate a run in the bottom of the second inning, the game was put away in the fourth inning when Everett scored four times: twice off Miller and twice off of reliever Tyler Peitzmeier. The final line on Miller was four runs, two earned, on six hits over 3.1 innings. Miller walked two and struck out two.
The Ems struggled to get anything going all night, but third baseman Wladimir Galindo had a good game, going 3 for 4 with a double. He scored the lone Ems runon a sacrifice fly by catcher Tyler Payne.
Shortstop Zach Short was 2 for 3 with a walk.
So the Emeralds season will end tomorrow, either in their first undisputed Northwest League title since 1975 or in disappointment. (The Ems were named co-champions in 1980 after rain washed out the championship series.)