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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 11

Two Smokies pitchers throw a gem in Biloxi. South Bend stops Dayton.

Austin Upshaw
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were drenched by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-5.

Starter Seth Frankoff allowed four runs in the second inning and ended up getting the loss. Frankoff pitched four innings and gave up the four runs on four hits. He walked five and struck out three.

Iowa loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the ninth inning while trailing 6-4, but managed to get just one run on a sac fly.

In the fourth inning, third baseman Chesny Young hit his first home run of the season with the bases empty. He was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Center fielder John Andreoli was 3 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored once.

Stephen Bruno went 3 for 4 with a stolen base. Bruno scored one run and drove in one.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies shelled the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 6-0.

Two Smokies pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout. Duane Underwood Jr. pitched the first seven innings and didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning. He also hit one batter in the second inning, but erased him in a double play. Underwood struck out six and didn’t walk anyone.

Preston Morrison pitched the next two innings in a non-save situation. He allowed a double to the first batter he faced, but no other hits. He also hit one batter, but Morrison also didn’t walk anyone and struck out two.

In the top of the first inning, third baseman Jason Vosler hit his first home run since July 6. Vosler’s 16th home run came with a man on. Vosler was 1 for 4.

The next batter, first baseman Yasiel Balaguert, went back-to-back with Vosler with his 13th home run this season. Balaguer went 1 for 3 with a walk and he scored twice.

Center fielder Charcer Burks led off the second inning with his eighth home run this year. Burks was 1 for 5.

Shortstop Ozzie Martinez had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 night. He scored one run. Catcher Erick Castillo was 2 for 4 with a double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost to the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 4-1. It was the Pelicans fifth-straight defeat.

Michael Rucker took the loss. He pitched the first six innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits. Rucker walked one and struck out four.

Catcher P.J. Higgins hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning for the Birds only run. It was his 4th home run this year and Higgins was 2 for 3 with a walk.

DH Vimael Machin was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs slew the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 5-2.

Starter Tyson Miller allowed two runs over six innings, but both of the runs were unearned. Miller allowed three hits and walked one while striking out six.

Chad Hockin got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Hockin allowed just one hit and he didn’t walk anyone, although he did hit one batter. Hockin struck out one.

Wyatt Short pitched the ninth inning and got the save. The only baserunner he allowed was a one-out walk. Short struck out one.

Second baseman Yeiler Peguero hit a one-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning that put South Bend up 3-2. Peguero was 2 for 4 and scored one run. However, he made three errors on defense, two of which led to both of Dayton’s runs.

Third baseman Austin Upshaw had a two-run single in the sixth inning that tied the game 2-2. He was 1 for 4.

First baseman Alberto Mineo was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds beat the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 3-2 in ten innings.

Brendan Little was solid in third professional start, tossing four scoreless innings. Little allowed three hits. He struck out three and walked one.

The win went to Brian Glowicki, who pitched the final three innings of this contest without allowing a run. Glowicki gave up two hits and he walked one while striking out three.

First baseman Ramsey Romano singled home Chris Singleton from second base with two out in the bottom of the tenth to end the game. Romano was 1 for 5 and Singleton was 1 for 5 with a stolen base.

Third baseman Austin Filiere was 2 for 4 with a walk and one run batted in.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Diamondbacks, 7-3.