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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 5

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The Pelicans were the only team to win tonight.

Dakota Mekkes
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Congratulations to Thomas Hatch, who was your choice for the BCB Minor League Pitcher of the Month!

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were blanked by the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 8-0.

Starter Seth Frankoff got rocked for eight runs on ten hits over 4.1 innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Left fielder Kyle Schwarber went 1 for 2 with a double, a walk and a strikeout.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were uncovered by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 5-3.

Brett Anderson made a rehab start tonight and allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings. Anderson walked two and struck out three.

Left fielder Daniel Spingola went 3 for 4. He had one run batted in and he scored once.

First baseman Kevin Cornelius went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the top of the ninth as the Smokies rally came up short.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans eclipsed the Buies Creek Astros, 8-7.

Michael Rucker started tonight’s game and he put the Pelicans in an early hole after allowing five runs on nine hits over four innings. One of the five runs was unearned. Rucker walked three and struck out two.

Dakota Mekkes has not allowed a run in the 13.2 innings that he has thrown since being promoted from South Bend. That total includes the two scoreless innings he threw tonight. Mekkes allowed one hit. He struck out one and walked no one as he picked up his fifth win of the season and second with the Pelicans

James Norwood pitched the ninth inning and allowed a run on two hits, but still managed to nail down the save. Norwood did not have a walk or a strikeout.

Center fielder Connor Myers had a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth that broke a 6-6 tie. Myers went 2 for 4.

Second baseman Bryant Flete had five singles in a 5 for 6 night. Flete had one RBI.

Shortstop Zack Short hit a solo home run in the second inning. It was Short’s first home run for the Pelicans and eighth overall. He was 1 for 3 with two walks, although one of the two walks was intentional.

Left fielder Trent Giambrone was 2 for 5 and he scored twice.

DH Eddy Martinez went 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. He had two total RBI and he scored once.

First baseman Tyler Alamo went 2 for 4 and was intentionally walked. He had one run batted in and one run scored.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were sunk by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 5-2.

The Loons scored all five runs in the third inning off of starter Tyler Peyton. The Loons hit back-to-back home runs off of Peyton in the third. Overall, Peyton pitched five innings and allowed five runs on six hits. He walked one and did not strike anyone out.

Center fielder Luis Ayala was 3 for 4 and scored once. DH Michael Cruz went 2 for 4 with a double.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were polished off by the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 4-2.

Starter Bailey Clark took the loss as he gave up four runs on seven hits over just five innings. The good thing was that Clark struck out nine batters and only walked one.

DH Austin Filiere hit his first professional home run with the bases empty in the eighth inning. Filiere also doubled and walked in a 2 for 3 evening. Filiere scored both Ems runs.

Right fielder Kwan-Min Kwon was 2 for 4.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Diamondbacks, 4-0.