Second baseman David Bote and third baseman Jason Vosler were both named to the 2017 All-Southern League Team. Both are heading off to the Arizona Fall League.
Hard to believe that a week from today, there will be no minor league baseball.
The Iowa Cubs couldn’t fly with the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 3-2.
Rob Zastryzny started and took the loss. He allowed all three runs on six hits over five innings, with all three runs scoring on a pair of home runs. Zastryzny struck out six and didn’t walk anyone.
Brad Markey tossed three scoreless innings to finish out the game. Markey gave up two hits. He struck out two and walked no one.
Catcher Victor Caratini was 2 for 3 with two doubles and a walk. He had one RBI.
Right fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 5 and scored one run. Third baseman Stephen Bruno went 2 for 4.
The Tennessee Smokies were subjugated by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 7-0.
Duane Underwood Jr. started and took the loss. Underwood allowed six runs, four earned, on nine hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Second baseman Andrew Ely was 1 for 2 with two walks.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans had their wings clipped by the Buies Creek Astros, 4-2.
Alec Mills started for the Pelicans on a rehab assignment and took the loss. He went four innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked one.
Ryan Kellogg pitched three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit. He did not have a strikeout or a walk.
The first four Pelicans of the game reached base and two of them scored on a double by Jesse Hodges. The Birds offense went silent after that. Hodges was 1 for 4.
South Bend Cubs
Last off-day of the season. They’ll take on West Michigan tomorrow in the final regular season home series of 2017. There’s still hope of a playoff berth for the SB Cubs.
The Eugene Emeralds were lost in the dryer by the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 10-5.
Starter Brendon Little gave up two runs, both on a home run in the third inning, over three innings of work. Little allowed two hits. He walked three and struck out two.
The loss went to Erich Uelmen, who was gave up five runs in the fifth inning. His final line was five runs on four hits over two innings. Only one of the five runs was earned, however. Uelmen struck out five and walked just one batter and it was intentional. Naturally, the next batter, Aaron Stroosma, hit a grand slam for his first professional home run.
Second baseman Jared Young was 4 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
Left fielder Zach Davis had a two-run single in the second inning and was 2 for 5 with a steal.
Third baseman Austin Filiere went 2 for 4 with one run scored. Catcher Michael Cruz was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single.
DH Miguel Amaya went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored one run and drove in one.
Center fielder Chris Singleton was 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the ninth inning.