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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 18

Big night with the bats in South Bend and Myrtle Beach, while Iowa’s bats went silent.

Yeiler Peguero
John Arguello

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were soiled by the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 8-0.

Starter Aaron Brooks allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings. Two of the runs were unearned, at least. Brooks walked two and struck out one.

Catcher Victor Caratini was 2 for 3 with a double. That was two of the Cubs four hits.

Tennessee Smokies

Rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped the Buies Creek Astros, 6-0.

Good start for Justin Steele, who pitched 5.1 innings and allowed just five hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Dillon Maples entered the game with runners on the corners and only one out in the sixth and got out of the jam with no one scoring. He got the win with 1.2+ innings, allowing just one hit. He walked two and struck out three.

Scott Effross entered the game in the eighth after Maples walked two batters to lead off the inning. But he got his third save after ending that threat and pitching the ninth. Efross gave up one hit, walked no one and struck out two.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning with a two-run home run. Martinez was 1 for 4.

The Pelicans put this game away with a four-run eighth inning, despite only two balls leaving the infield.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs plucked the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 9-6.

Duncan Robinson pitched the first 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Only one of the three runs was earned. Robinson walked two and struck out two as he got his second win.

Second baseman Yeiler Peguero and DH Wladimir Galindo both hit two-run home runs in the bottom of the first inning. It was the first home run of the year for both. Peguero was 3 for 5 with two doubles. He had three total RBI and scored twice.

Galindo was 3 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Shortstop Zach Short was 2 for 4 and scored twice. He was also hit by a pitch.