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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 13

Iowa splits a doubleheader. South Bend and Myrtle Beach also win.

Jhon Romero
Jhon Romero
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It’s the Friday the 13th version of Minor League Wrap.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs split a doubleheader with the Nashville Sounds, losing game one 8-3 and winning the second game 5-3.

Casey Coleman started game one and took the loss after surrendering five runs on seven hits over five innings. One of the five runs was unearned. Coleman walked one and struck out one.

Left fielder Stephen Bruno hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his second of the season. Bruno went 1 for 3.

Second baseman Ryan Court went 2 for 2 with a walk and two RBI on two separate RBI singles.

Eddie Butler started game two and went three innings in a rehab assignment. Butler gave up two runs, both on a two-run home run to Franklin Barreto in the first inning. Butler allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four.

Alberto Baldonado pitched the next 2+, gave up one run and got the win. Baldonado allowed three hits. He walked one and struck out one.

Dakota Mekkes let one runner inherited from Baldonado to score on a sac fly, but otherwise shut down the Sounds for two innings and the save. Mekkes allowed one hit. He struck out two and did not issue a walk.

Third baseman Jason Vosler hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning which extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Vosler went 1 for 2 with a walk.

First baseman Taylor Davis was 2 for 3. He scored once and had one run batted in.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were defenestrated by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 11-2.

It wasn’t the fault of starter Duncan Robinson, who gave up just two runs on four hits over five innings. Robinson struck out four and did not walk anyone, although he did hit one batter.

Preston Morrison relieved Robinson in the fifth inning, struggled to find the strike zone and took the loss. The final line on Morrison was four runs on three walks and a single over two-thirds of an inning. Morrison struck out one.

Charcer Burks and Ian Rice were both 1 for 3 with a walk. Burks scored one run and Rice drove one in.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans decoyed the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 3-2.

Cory Abbott started and got the win, although he did have some control problems. Abbott allowed just one run on three hits over five innings. But he walked five and struck out four.

Jhon Romero gave up a run in the ninth, but with the bases loaded and only one out, Romero got a strikeout and a fly out to end the game and get the save. Romero pitched 1.2 innings and gave up one run on two hits and two walks. He struck out two.

Center fielder Roberto Caro went 2 for 4 with an RBI. He also stole one base.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend snapped the Beloit Snapper’s (Athletics) eight-game win streak, 6-1.

Starter Javier Assad allowed just one run on seven hits over five innings. Assad walked one and struck out three.

Center fielder Zach Davis went 2 for 3 with a walk. Davis scored one run and had one RBI.

Left fielder Christian Donahue was 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Catcher Cam Balego went 2 for 4 and scored once.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 2-1.

Eleventh-round pick Riley Thompson made his pro debut tonight and went two innings. He gave up a run on three hits. Thompson walked one and struck out one.

Catcher Gustavo Polanco hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth for the only Ems run of the game. It was Polanco’s first home run of the season and one of only two hits for the Ems tonight.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 were beating the Reds, 2-1 in the 7th.

Justin Steele pitched four innings in this game. He allowed just one unearned run on two hits. Steele struck out eight and walked no one.

Cubs 2 were tied with the White Sox, 4-4 in the 7th.