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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 27

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Wins for Iowa, Myrtle Beach and Eugene.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs cooked the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 7-6.

Zach Hedges started and got knocked around for six runs on nine hits over just 4.1 innings. Control was an issue as he walked six, although one of those was intentional. Hedges only struck out one.

Fernando Rodriguez pitched a perfect two innings to close out the game and get the win. Rodriguez struck out three.

Right fielder John Andreoli had a huge night, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and his sixth home run of the season. It came with the bases empty in the fourth inning. Andreoli also walked once. He scored three runs and drove home two.

Catcher Victor Caratini was 3 for 4 with two doubles. He scored twice, including the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth when Stephen Bruno was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. He scored once.

Left fielder Kyle Schwarber was 2 for 4 with two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

Coming home after having been stuck inside of Mobile with those Memphis blues again.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans vetoed the Potomac Nationals, 4-2.

Adbert Alzolay improved his record to 7-1 after allowing two runs on just three hits over 5.2 innings. Alzolay struck out seven and walked no one.

James Norwood pitched a perfect ninth inning for his fifth save. He struck out two.

DH Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4 with a double. He had an RBI single in the first inning and he scored after the double in the fourth inning.

Second baseman Trent Giambrone was 2 for 4 and scored twice. Catcher P.J. Higgins went 2 for 4 and scored once.

Shortstop Zack Short made his Pelicans debut and was a perfect 3 for 3.

Highlights:

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs lost to the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 11-10.

Starter Manuel Rondon allowed three runs on five hits, including two home runs, over five innings. Rondon struck out seven and walked three.

Wyatt Short took the loss when he allowed a game-tying double and a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth. Short pitched two innings and gave up three runs on five hits. He struck out four, hit one batter and walked one intentionally.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell hit a three-run home run as a part of a six-run seventh inning for the Cubs. It was his eighth home run this year. Mitchell was 1 for 4.

First baseman Vimael Machin gave South Bend a 10-9 lead in the top of the ninth with an RBI double. Machin went 2 for 5.

Second baseman Yeiler Peguero had two doubles in a 2 for 4 night. He scored three runs and drove in one.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds tripped up the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 5-2.

Ems starter Javier Assad got his first win of the year with an impressive five-inning outing. Assad allowed just one unearned run on six hits. But what really stands out is that he struck out nine in five innings and didn’t walk anyone.

DH Miguel Amaya had a huge night, going 4 for 4 with a double and his first home run of the year in the fifth inning. Amaya scored twice and had one RBI.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan hit a two-run shot in the third inning, his second of the season. Ademan went 1 for 3 with a walk.

AZL Cubs

Off day.