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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 8

Andreoli walks off for Iowa in extras. South Bend wins. Smokies split.

Andruw Monasterio
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Iowa Cubs

John Andreoli hit a walkoff double in the bottom of the 11th as the Iowa Cubs cleaned the Sacramento River Cats (Giants), 6-5.

Rob Zastryzny put Iowa in a hole early as he gave up three runs in the top of the first inning. He finished the game allowing four runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked no one.

Dillon Maples faced six batters in the ninth and tenth innings and retired all six. He struck out one.

Pierce Johnson pitched the top of the 11th and got the win. Johnson allowed a single to former Cub Tim Federowicz, the first batter he faced. Johnson then put him on second base with a wild pitch with one out. But then Johnson struck out the next batter and catcher Taylor Davis picked Federowicz off of second base.

Andreoli’s double was his second double of the game. He was 3 for 6 and had two total RBI.

Davis also had two doubles and he had three RBI in a 3 for 5 game.

Third baseman Chesny Young was 2 for 4 with a double. He also walked to lead off the 11th and scored all the way from first base on the Andreoli double. That was the second run he scored tonight.

Third baseman Mike Freeman made his first start as an Iowa Cub and was 2 for 5 and he scored once.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies split a doubleheader with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds), losing game one 5-0 and winning the second game 2-1.

Zach Hedges started game one and allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out one.

The Smokies only had one hit in this game, a single in the second inning by Ian Rice.

James Pugliese started game two and surrendered one run on three hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Brad Markey pitched the next two innings without allowing a run and got the win. Markey allowed one hit and issued one walk. He struck out two.

Craig Brooks pitched a perfect bottom of the seventh inning for the save. He struck out one.

Left fielder Charcer Burks was a perfect 3 for 3 with a double in game two. He also scored both Smokies runs.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were outvoted by the Potomac Nationals, 7-2.

The P-Nats jumped all over Pelicans starter Casey Bloomquist for five runs in the second inning. Bloomquist pitched three total innings and gave up the five runs on seven hits. He struck out one and did not issue a walk.

First baseman Tyler Alamo was 1 for 3 with a double and one run scored. Shortstop Zack Short went 1 for 4 with a triple and one run scored.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 4-1.

Bryan Hudson started and got the win. Hudson gave up just one run over five innings. He allowed eight hits, he walked three and struck out six.

Jhon Romero pitched the ninth inning and got the save. He hit the first batter he faced, but that was the only baserunner he allowed. Romero did not strike anyone out.

DH Joe Martarano hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to give South Bend a 2-1 lead. Martarano was 2 for 3 with two walks.

Both third baseman Andruw Monasterio and catcher Tyler Payne went 2 for 4 with a walk and one run scored.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were devalued by the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 12-5.

Starter Bailey Clark didn’t make it out of the first inning. Clark allowed five runs on five hits and a walk. Clark did strike out two, which were the only two outs he got.

Center fielder Chris Singleton went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. He scored twice. Shortstop Rafael Narea went 2 for 4 and scored once.

AZL Cubs

Losing to the Rangers, 9-5 in the 7th inning.

I’ll update later.