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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 16

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Four terrific starts by pitchers in the Cubs system today.

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Here’s a piece on Eugene’s Chris Singleton and his battle against hate that you might be interested in.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs cleaned up the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 2-0.

Terrific start for Seth Frankoff, who tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits. He walked two and struck out seven.

Felix Pena pitched the final two innings for the save. Pena allowed just one hit. He struck out three and didn’t walk anyone.

Left fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the sixth inning. Third baseman Mike Freeman went 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were uncovered by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 6-3.

Trevor Clifton started and took the loss. Clifton allowed four runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings. Clifton walked three and struck out five.

Third baseman Jason Vosler hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, his 17th of the season. Vosler also hit an RBI double in the first inning to drive in all three Smokies runs. He was 2 for 5.

Second baseman David Bote was 2 for 5 with a double and a triple. He scored the other two Smokies runs.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were abbreviated by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 4-1.

Michael Rucker had a strong start, but he got the loss anyway. Rucker pitched six innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits. Rucker walked just one and he struck out nine.

DH Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 5-1.

Another great start for the Cubs system today as Erling Moreno pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Moreno struck out eight and walked two. He also hit one batter.

Wyatt Short pitched the final two innings for the save. Short gave up one run on four hits. He struck out four and didn’t walk anyone.

Catcher Tyler Payne broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a solo home run, his fifth of the season. Payne was 1 for 4.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell was 3 for 4 with a two-run triple. He scored one run.

First baseman Alberto Mineo went 2 for 3 with a walk and one run scored. Right fielder Chris Pieters was 2 for 4 and scored a base.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds leaped past the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 3-2.

Jose Albertos made it four out of five strong starts for the Cubs farm system tonight as he pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. Albertos walked two and struck out seven.

Keegan Thompson relieved Albertos and he gave up the Ems lead when he allowed two runs in the sixth inning. However, he got the win when Eugene scored in the top of the eighth. The final line on Thompson was two runs on six hits over two innings. He struck out two and didn’t walk anyone.

Luis Aquino pitched the final two innings for the save. He allowed a double and a two-out single in the eighth inning, but the runner on second was thrown out at the plate on a throw by left fielder Chris Carrier. Aquino pitched a perfect ninth inning. The final line on Aquino was two scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He struck out three and walked no one.

DH Austin Filiere doubled home Chris Singleton in the top of the eighth to give the Ems a 3-2 lead. Filiere was 3 for 4.

Carrier was also 3 for 4 with an RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Padres, 3-2.