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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 30

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Eugene hits 4 HRs in trouncing Everett. Pelicans shut out the Astros in 10 innings.

Oscar De La Cruz
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

As a weather report, I expect that Iowa, Tennessee and Myrtle Beach are all going to get rained out tomorrow. South Bend should play, but Eugene has an off day.

Arizona should play too, of course.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were bird feed for the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 5-4. It is Iowa’s fifth-straight loss.

The loss went to starter Williams Perez, who allowed five runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings. He walked one, hit two batters and struck out four.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, his sixth of the season and fifth with Iowa. Hannemann went 2 for 4.

Shortstop Mike Freeman was 2 for 4. Left fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 4 with the other Iowa RBI.

Addison Russell was supposed to play in this game, but he was scratched and sent back to Chicago after suffering a “setback” in his recovery from his foot injury. So that’s not good news.

Tennessee Smokies

They were rained out in Birmingham and the game will not be made up.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans grounded the Buies Creek Astros, 1-0 in ten innings.

Oscar De La Cruz started and pitched 3.1 innings. He allowed just two hits and a walk. De La Cruz struck out four.

Kyle Miller loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth inning. He then struck out the next three batters. Miller pitched 2.2 innings, giving up three hits and three walks while striking out just those three.

Pedro Araujo pitched the ninth and tenth innings and got the win. He gave up one hit, a double in the ninth inning. Araujo walked one batter intentionally and struck out three.

Left fielder Roberto Caro singled home Connor Myers in the top of the tenth for the only run of the game. Caro was 3 for 4. Myers was 1 for 3. He walked in the tenth and then stole second base before Caro’s RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were shut out by the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) 2-0.

Jose Paulino was a victim of non-support, as he got the loss after allowing two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out five.

DH Kevonte Mitchell was 2 for 4.

Despite the loss, Bowling Green lost their tenth straight game and South Bend still remains a game back of the Hot Rods for a playoff spot with five to play. The two teams will finish the season with each other with a three-game series in Bowling Green.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds shredded the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 12-0.

Starting pitcher Jesus Camargo got in trouble early, but he danced out of trouble and then dominated, retiring the final nine batters he faced. Camargo pitched five scoreless innings and surrendered five hits. He walked one and struck out a career-high ten batters.

In the third inning, shortstop Jared Young, hit his first professional home run with the bases empty. Young went 4 for 5 with a double and two runs batted in. He also scored three times.

Third baseman Austin Filiere hit his sixth home run off of his former MIT teammate David Hesslink. It came with a man on. Filiere was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice.

Catcher Michael Cruz hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning. It was Cruz’s seventh home run for Eugene and eighth overall. Cruz was 1 for 4 with a walk.

The fourth Ems home run was hit by center fielder Chris Singleton in the seventh inning with a man on. Singleton was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored three runs.

Left fielder Zach Davis was 2 for 5 with a double to lead off the game. He scored twice, stole one base and had one run batted in.

Second baseman Brandon Hughes was 2 for 5 with one run scored.

Boise lost, so the Ems and the Hawks are tied for the final playoff spot with three games to play. The Ems are at Salem-Keizer and Boise takes on Hillsboro at home.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Angels, 5-4.