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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 12

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The Smokies and Pelicans win pitchers’ duels. Eugene wins also.

Dakota Mekkes
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Pacific Coast League beat the International League, 6-4.

Seth Frankoff pitched the second inning and allowed on a run on a solo home run and two overall hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Matt Carasiti pitched the final two-thirds of an inning and got the save. He allowed a hit and a walk, but got a strikeout to end the game.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies downed the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 2-1 in 11 innings.

Preston Morrison started this game and allowed one run on four hits over six innings. The one run came on a solo home run.

James Pugliese allowed just one baserunner over three scoreless innings in relief of Morrison. That was a walk in the seventh inning and that runner was thrown out stealing, so he faced the minimum. Pugliese struck out one.

David Garner pitched the top of the 11th inning and got the win. He allowed a one-out walk, but ended the inning with a 4-6-3 double play. Garner did not have a strikeout.

Second baseman David Bote singled with the bases-loaded and two out in the bottom of the 11th to end the game. Bote was 1 for 5.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans abbreviated the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 2-0.

Michael Rucker did not allow a hit until one out in the seventh inning. It was the only hit he allowed over his seven innings. He struck out seven, walked one and hit one batter.

Dakota Mekkes pitched the final two innings to collect his first Pelicans save. He came close to allowing his first run in High-A when he loaded the bases on two walks and a single in the eighth inning, but he extended his scoreless streak to 17.2 innings after a grounder to short. Mekkes also hit a batter in the ninth. He struck out five.

The Pelicans scored two runs on three hits in the first inning and only had one hit the rest of the way. Both Eddy Martinez and Jesse Hodges were 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Highlights:

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were hijacked by the Quad City River Bandits (Astros), 5-2.

Starter Manuel Rondon took the loss after he gave up three runs on seven hits over three innings. Rondon walked two and struck out one.

Shortstop Isaac Paredes was 1 for 3 with an RBI double in the seventh inning. He also walked once.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds jumped over the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 7-5.

Starter Bailey Clark put the Ems in an early hole after allowing five runs in just 3.2 innings. Clark gave up five hits and he walked four. Clark struck out three.

Jhon Romero got the win in relief. Romero pitched 2.1 innings and allowed just one baserunner when he hit a batter in the sixth inning. Romero struck out five.

Brian Glowicki pitched the ninth inning and got his first professional save. He gave up a leadoff single, but then retired the next three batters. Glowicki had one strikeout.

The Ems took the lead with a four-run seventh inning that was topped off by a two-run single by right fielder Brandon Hughes. Hughes was 2 for 4. He tripled and scored in the fourth inning.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan went 3 for 4 with a walk and two steals. Ademan scored two runs and drove in one.

First baseman Gustavo Polanco was 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored. Left fielder Kwan-Min Kwon was 2 for 4 with a triple and he scored once.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Royals, 8-0.