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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 18

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Two rainouts, two losses.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were soaked by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 8-6.

Duane Underwood Jr. took the loss after allowing six runs on 11 hits over the first 5.1 innings. Underwood walked one and struck out three.

Center fielder Wynton Bernard plated the first I-Cubs run in the bottom of the third with his first home run of the season. Bernard was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and the one RBI.

Later in the third inning first baseman Efren Navarro hit a two-run home run to give the I-Cubs a short-lived 3-2 lead. It was Navarro’s fourth home run this season. He was 2 for 4 with a walk.

Shortstop Mike Freeman made it close in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run home run, also his fourth. Freeman went 2 for 4 with a walk and three runs scored. He also stole a base.

Catcher Chris Gimenez was 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

Rained out. Doubleheader on Saturday.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Rained out. Doubleheader on Sunday.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were cooked by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 13-2.

South Bend made seven errors in this game, and that explains why starting pitcher Rollie Lacy allowed nine runs over four innings, but only one of the nine runs was earned. Lacy gave up five hits. He walked three, hit one batter and struck out five.

DH Miguel Cruz hit his fifth home run of the season, a solo home run in the seventh inning. Cruz drove in the other I-Cubs run in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly. He was 1 for 3.

Second baseman Jhonny Bethencourt was 2 for 4.