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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 11

Everyone but Iowa wins.

Bryant Flete
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were stung by the Salt Lake Bees (Angels), 6-5.

Aaron Brooks threw the first five innings and got the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out one.

Iowa trailed this game 6-0 after six innings, but scored once in the seventh, once in the eighth and three times in the ninth before the comeback fell short.

Right fielder Ian Happ was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI single. He scored once.

Third baseman Chris Dominguez was 3 for 4 and scored once during the ninth inning rally.

Center fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 4 with a walk. He was, however, thrown out trying to steal for the final out of the game. Andreoli scored one run and drove in one.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies outmaneuvered the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 6-4.

Starter Duane Underwood Jr. got the win despite allowing four runs on six hits over six innings. Two of the hits were home runs: a solo home run in the fifth and a two-run shot in the sixth. Underwood struck out five and walked two.

Andury Acevedo pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save, but not without drama. He allowed a leadoff single, but then had two out and no one on after a rare 5-3-6 double play, with the runner on first trying to go all the way to third. Then Acevedo brought the winning run to the plate after a walk and catcher’s interference. But a fly out to left field ended the game.

First baseman Ian Rice hit a solo home run in the top of the first to open up the scoring. Rice was 2 for 4 with two runs scored. It was his fourth home run of the season.

Left fielder Jeffrey Baez had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 game. He had two runs batted in.

Shortstop Carlos Penalver was 2 for 3 with a walk and one run scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans cut short the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 9-7.

Thomas Hatch had a rough start tonight, lasting just two innings and two batters into the third. Hatch allowed five runs on seven hits over 2+ innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Kyle Miller got the win with three innings of relief. Miller allowed one run on four hits. He struck out three and walked just one.

Craig Brooks got his third save despite loading the bases with two outs after a single, a walk and a hit batsmen. But he got out of it without allowing any runs. Brooks struck out two.

Second baseman Bryant Flete hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning, his third this year. Flete also hit a two-run double in the third inning for four total RBI. Flete was 3 for 4 and scored three times.

Shortstop Trent Giambrone went 2 for 5 with a double. Giambrone scored twice and drove in one.

Right fielder Daniel Spingola went 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. He scored three times. First baseman Tyler Alamo was 2 for 5 with a double and he scored once.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs beat the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), 5-3.

Starter Manuel Rondon got the win after allowing three runs on five hits over five innings. Rondon walked four and struck out three.

Michael Rucker pitched the final two innings without allowing a run for the save. He surrendered just one hit. Rucker struck out four and did not walk anyone.

Right fielder Brandon Cummins hit a two-run home run in the third inning, his first in organized ball. (He had three in independent ball last season.) Cummins was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Third baseman Vimael Machin was 2 for 4 with a double. Left fielder Luis Ayala was 2 for 3 with a walk.