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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 30

Rain-shortened schedule today.

Jesse Hodges
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

Rained out.

Tennessee Smokies

Rained out.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans stopped the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 10-8.

Oscar De La Cruz threw the first four innings and got knocked around for five runs, four earned, on seven hits. He gave up runs in three of the four innings he pitched. He struck out two and walked one.

Casey Bloomquist picked up the win in relief. He went 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. He did, however, walk three batters and struck out one.

The Pelicans trailed this game 5-0 before they scored 10 unanswered runs between the fifth and eighth innings. James Norwood pitched the ninth inning and gave up three runs, but got a strikeout to end the game with the tying run at the plate.

Second baseman Bryant Flete hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning which turned out to be some crucial insurance runs. It was Flete’s second home run this year. Flete went 2 for 5 with four RBI.

Third baseman Jesse Hodges went 2 for 5 with a double and three runs scored.

Catcher P.J. Higgins was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Shortstop Trent Giambrone was 2 for 5 and scored once.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were dented by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 8-5.

Starter Manuel Rondon took the loss after he surrendered five runs on seven hits in just 4.2 innings. Really, almost all the damage came in a six-run fifth inning. Rondon did strike out four and he didn’t walk anyone.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell is starting to show some power this season and he connected for another long blast in the second inning. The solo home run was his third of the year. Mitchell was 1 for 5.

First baseman Jhonny Pereda was a perfect 2 for 2 with two walks. He also scored twice.

South Bend scored their five runs on just five hits.