The Cubs announced that they have signed 14 of their draft picks from last week’s draft. In addition to first-round pick Brendon Little, the Cubs have agreed to terms with:
2nd round—Cory Abbott, RHP Loyola Marymount
3rd round—Keegan Thompson, RHP Auburn
4th round—Erich Uelmen, RHP Cal Poly SLO
7th round—Ricky Tyler Thomas, RHP Fresno State
8th round—Austin Filiere, 3B MIT
9th round—Chris Carrier, OF Memphis
10th round—Brian Glowicki, OF Minnesota
18th round—Casey Ryan, RHP Hawaii
20th round—Brendan King, RHP Holy Cross
21st round—Sean Berry, RHP San Diego
25th round—Mitch Stophel, RHP King University
29th round—Jake Steffens, RHP Santa Clara
30th round—Cam Balego, INF Mercyhurst College
The Iowa Cubs got rolled over by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 4-1.
Zach Hedges was better in his second Triple-A start, but he still took the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits over five innings. Two of the runs scored on a home run by Will Middlebrooks. Hedges struck out two and walked one.
Iowa scored their only run when catcher Victor Caratini hit a sac fly in the sixth inning, scoring Jemile Weeks. Caratini was 0 for 2 and Weeks was 1 for 4 with a double.
Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 3 for 4.
Rained out in Mobile, which isn’t far from where the Southern League All-Star Game was rained out in Pensacola two days ago.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans continued their domination of the month of June by burning the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 2-1.
Thomas Hatch got his third win of the year after pitching seven innings and allowing just one unearned run. Hatch allowed just three hits. He struck out six and walked only one.
Pedro Araujo pitched a perfect ninth inning for his fourth save. He struck out two.
Center fielder Robert Garcia tripled home shortstop Andruw Monasterio in the fifth inning to give the Pelicans a 2-0 lead. Garcia was 2 for 4 and Monasterio went 2 for 3.
Right fielder Eddy Martinez went 2 for 4.
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South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs game at Great Lakes was suspended with the score tied 1-1 with one out in the bottom of the seventh. The game will be finished tomorrow.
The Eugene Emeralds grounded the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 4-1.
Starter Jesus Camargo went 4+ innings and allowed one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six.
Yapson Gomez relieved Camargo and got the win because Camargo didn’t go five innings. Gomez threw three innings without allowing a run. He surrendered two hits. Gomez struck out four and did not walk anyone.
Michael Knighton pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save. He struck out one.
DH Gustavo Polanco hit two RBI triples, one in the fourth inning and one in the eighth. He was 3 for 4 and scored once.