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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 1

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The Pelicans win in a walkoff. South Bend is no-hit.

Jhonny Pereda
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Not a good day for the Cubs farm system, but the Pelicans pulled one out late.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were drenched by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 7-4 in a game that ended in the top of the ninth because of rain.

Duane Underwood Jr. had his worst start of the year as his record fell to 0-3. Underwood gave up a home run to Adalberto Mondesi, the first batter of the game. He didn’t make it out of the third inning and his final line was six runs on seven hits over 2.2 innings. Underwood struck out two and did not walk anyone, but he did hit one batter.

First baseman Efren Navarro had a good game, going 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

Off day. They start a five-game series against Birmingham at home on Wednesday.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Jhonny Pereda hit a bases-loaded, three-run walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans walked past the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 5-4.

Starter Keegan Thompson put the Pelicans in an early hole as he allowed two runs in the first and two in the second. He and the rest of the Pelicans staff shut Carolina down after that. The final line on Thompson was four runs, three earned, on seven hits over five innings. Thompson struck out seven and walked just one.

After Tyler Peyton pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Thompson, Jordan Minch was perfect in the final two innings, retiring all six batters he faced as he got his first win of the year. Minch struck out three.

The Pelicans only had six hits tonight, but Carolina pitchers issued 11 walks. In fact, Mudcats pitcher Chase Williams loaded the bases on walks with one out before Pereda hit his walk-off double.

First baseman Tyler Alamo hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. It was his fourth of the season.

Pereda was 1 for 4 with one walk.

Second baseman Andruw Monasterio was 2 for 2 with two walks. He scored on Pereda’s double.

DH Vimael Machin went 1 for 3 with two walks. He scored the winning run in the ninth.


South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were no-hit by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 10-0.

Kernels pitchers Edwar Colina pitched six innings and Jovani Moran threw three. Colina did walk five Cubs batters while he was on the mound.

Cory Abbott started and allowed eight runs on 11 hits over 3.1 innings. Three of those hits were home runs. Three of the eight runs were unearned. Abbott struck out two and did not walk anyone.

And that is the last we will speak of this game.