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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 10

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The Smokies win, the Pelicans and South Bend lose. In Iowa, it rains.

P.J. Higgins
P.J. Higgins
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The I-Cubs game against New Orleans was postponed. It will be made up some time in May when the Baby Cakes return to Principal Park.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies vassalized the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 7-3.

Tyson Miller was terrific in his first start and first win of the season. Miller pitched five scoreless innings and allowed just one single. He struck out six and only walked one.

P.J. Higgins opened the scoring with an RBI single in the second inning and then made it 4-0 with a three-run home runs in the fourth. Higgins was 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base.

Right fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

DH Ian Rice went 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got shut out by the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 7-0.

Starter Alex Lange was ejected in the second inning of this game, along with manager Steven Lerud. Hitting coach Ty Wright was also ejected one inning later.

In any case, the line on Lange was four runs on two hits and two walks over 1.1 innings. Lange also hit one batter and did not strike anyone out.

Ryan Kellogg only allowed one run of his own over 4,1 innings, but he allowed three runners inherited from Lange to score.

The Pelicans had four hits today. Catcher Miguel Amaya was 1 for 3 with a double.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were spit on by the Great Lakes Camels (Dodgers), 9-4. (The Loons played tonight’s game as the Camels.)

Starter Derek Casey allowed four runs on four hits over 4.1 innings. One of the four runs was unearnd. He walked three and struck out three.

The loss went to Ryan Lawlor. Lawlor gave up two runs on just one hit over 1.1 innings. The big thing is that Lawlor walked four batters. He struck out two.

First baseman Tyler Durna was 3 for 4 with two RBI.

Center fielder Nelson Velazquez went 3 for 5 and scored once.

Catcher Rafelin Lorenzo went 2 for 5 with a double and one run scored.

Shortstop Andy Weber went 2 for 5 with one run batted in.