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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 28

The Ems win their 7th straight. The Smokies also win. A new draft pick starts his career with a bang.

Trey Martin
John Arguello

Three I-Cubs, Victor Caratini, Seth Frankoff and new I-Cub Matt Carasiti, were all named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team. Caratini will miss the game, of course, unless something odd happens between now and then that gets him sent back down to Iowa.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were spanked by New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 6-4.

Aaron Brooks started and took the loss. Brooks pitched five innings and allowed four runs on nine hits. He struck out four and he walked one.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann hit his first Triple-A home run in the bottom of the first inning to make it 1-1. It was his second home run this season overall. Hannemann was 1 for 4.

Third baseman Chris Dominguez was 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the eighth inning. It was his seventh of the season. He scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies survived the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 8-7.

Duane Underwood Jr. didn’t have a quality start, but he did get his seventh win as he allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings. Underwood walked one and struck out one.

Ryan McNeil started the ninth inning with an 8-4 lead that dropped to an 8-7 lead after he gave up a two-out, three-run home run. He ankled after walking the next batter after the home run for Justin Hancock, who struck out the only batter he faced for the save.

The Smokies scored three runs in the first inning and four in the second to take an early 7-0 lead and then hung on the rest of the way. Left fielder Charcer Burks hit a solo home run in the second inning, his seventh of the season. Burks was 1 for 3 with two walks. He scored twice.

Center fielder Trey Martin homered with the bases empty in the fourth to provide what turned out to be a needed insurance run. Martin went 3 for 4 with three RBI. He now has three home runs this season.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 3 and was hit by a pitch. Vosler batted two runs in and scored once. Shortstop Andrew Ely was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were overruled by the Potomac Nationals, 12-5.

Starter Thomas Hatch didn’t make it out of the first inning as he gave up eight runs on five hits in just two-thirds of an inning. In Hatch’s defense, Hatch’s defense let him down as the Pelicans made three errors in the inning. Only two of the eight runs were earned. Hatch walked one and did not strike anyone out.

Second baseman Trent Giambrone hit a solo home run in the third inning, his ninth of the season. Giambrone was 2 for 4 with a walk.

First baseman Tyler Alamo was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Catcher Tyler Pearson went 2 for 3 and was hit by a pitch.

Highlights, such as they were:

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were boiled by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 7-2.

Erling Moreno only allowed three hits in his five-inning start, but two of those three hits were two-run home runs by Brad Zunica. Overall, Moreno allowed five runs, four earned. He walked four and struck out seven as he took the loss.

Third baseman Isaac Paredes hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. It was his fifth of the year. Paredes went 1 for 4.

Center fielder Luis Ayala was 2 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds won their seventh-straight game, 8-3 over the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks)

Jesus Camargo started for the Ems and allowed just one run on three hits over four innings. Camargo did walk four, but he struck out six.

The win went to Elvis Diaz because Camargo didn’t go five. Diaz tossed two scoreless innings in relief of Camargo, allowing just one hit. He struck out two and walked no one.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan had a big night. Ademan was 3 for 4 with a double and four total RBI. He scored once.

Center fielder Zach Davis was 2 for 3 with a walk and two steals. Davis batted leadoff and scored three runs.

Left fielder Tolly Filotei was 2 for 3 with two steals. He scored twice.

Baseball America’s Josh Norris (@jnorris427) was at this game and Tweeted out some video.

Ademan RBI single.

Miguel Amaya double

There are a couple more in his Twitter feed.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Dodgers, 9-6.

Thirteenth-round pick Austin Upshaw played his first professional game and hit two home runs.