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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 11

Iowa drops their home opener, but MB and SB win.

Wladimir Galindo
John Arguello

If you’re a high school student who plays baseball or softball and lives in the South Bend area, the South Bend Cubs have some scholarship money available. You should check it out, even if you won’t be eligible for a few years.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were frosted by the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 2-1 in ten innings.

It was a second strong start on the season for Eddie Butler, who went seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits. Butler did walk three and struck out only one.

The difference in this game is that the Cubs got runners on first and second with no outs in the bottom of the ninth and failed to score, whereas the Baby Cakes got runners on first and second in the top of the tenth and got one run. Jack Leathersich pitched the tenth inning and took the loss. He gave up one run on one hit and one walk in one inning. He did not have a strikeout.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored the lone I-Cubs run. Second baseman Ian Happ was 2 for 5 with a double that just missed being a home run, hitting high off the wall in left field.

Tennessee Smokies

On a bus home to Sevierville. They will play their home opener tomorrow.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans grounded the Buies Creek Astros, 7-3. It was the first loss in franchise history for the Astros.

Starter Adbert Alzolay allowed a run in the first inning and two in the second, but the Astros did not score again the whole game. Alzolay went 3.1 innings and gave up three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out two.

The win went to reliever Dillon Maples because Alzolay didn’t go five. Alzolay pitched 1.2 scoreless innings. He gave up just one hit while striking out three. He did not walk anyone.

DH Tyler Alamo hit a home run to lead off the fourth inning. Alamo was 2 for 4 with a walk and three runs scored.

Left fielder Daniel Spingola went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He also stole a base and scored twice.

Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 5 with an RBI single in the second inning and a two-run triple in the ninth. Hodges was 2 for 5 and scored once.

Right fielder Robert Garcia was 2 for 3 with a hit-by-pitch. He had one RBI. Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 2 for 5 with an RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs smelted the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 7-2.

Starter Kyle Miller pitched 4.2 innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits. Miller walked three and struck out two.

Pedro Silverio relieved Miller and got the win when the Cubs stormed back with a four-run seventh inning. Silverio was dominating, pitching 3.1 scoreless innings. He gave up just one baserunner, a single, while striking out seven.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell was 3 for 5 with a double. Mitchell scored twice.

Right fielder Luis Ayala went 2 for 4 with a triple. He had one RBI and scored twice.

Second baseman Yeiler Peguero was 2 for 4 with two RBI (albeit with two errors) and first baseman Wladimir Galindo went 2 for 5 with two RBI.

After not scoring in their first three games, South Bend has won their last three to even their record at 3-3.