Congratulations to Tennessee Smokies catcher Ian Rice, who was your choice for BCB Minor League Player of the Month. There is still time to vote for the Pitcher of the Month.
Small administrative note. Tomorrow’s Minor League Wrap won’t post until Friday morning and Al will be writing it. Me? I’m going to Daddy/Daughter Surfing Camp. Yep, I’m going surfing. Be jealous, all you Midwesterners. I’ve got to get to the beach tomorrow night to catch the early morning waves. But I will be home in time for Friday night’s Minor League Wrap.
Quiet night tonight.
Rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans solved the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 6-1.
Michael Rucker’s string of impressive outings continued with just one run over 6.1 innings. Rucker did scatter 11 hits, all singles, and walked one. Rucker struck out four.
Pedro Araujo threw the other 2.2 innings without allowing a run for the save. Araujo didn’t allow any hits, but he did walk two. Araujo struck out three.
DH Jesse Hodges was 2 for 5 and scored once. Left fielder Robert Garcia was 1 for 3 with two walks and two runs scored.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs capsized the Lake County Captains (Indians), 7-6.
Starter Tyler Peyton improved his record to 3-3 after giving up just one run on five hits over five innings. Peyton walked two and struck out four.
Wyatt Short pitched the ninth innings and got the save, but not without some difficulty. Short gave up a single and an RBI double to the first two batter he faced. After a sacrifice bunt put the tying run on third with one out, Short struck out the next two batters to end the game.
Shortstop Aramis Ademan had two doubles in a 3 for 5 game. Ademan drove in one run and scored one run.
Left fielder Luis Ayala was 3 for 5 and scored twice.
Center fielder D.J. Wilson went 2 for 5 with a double and a two-run single. Wilson scored once.
Right fielder Chris Pieters was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Catcher Alberto Mineo went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Mineo drove home one run and scored twice.
South Bend Cubs