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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 2

The Pelicans keep rolling with a shutout. The Smokies and Ems also win.

Ryan Kellogg
Ryan Kellogg
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs’ plans failed against the San Antonio Missions (Brewers), 2-1.

Starter Jeffrey Passantino allowed just one run on three hits over five innings. Passantino struck out five and did not walk a batter.

After two scoreless innings of relief Duane Underwood Jr., Tim Collins came on to pitch the eighth inning, gave up a run and took the loss. Collins’ final line was one run on two hits and a walk over one inning. Collins struck out one.

Third baseman Phillip Evans had an RBI double in the top of the first inning for the only I-Cubs run of the game. Evans was 2 for 4.

Second baseman Trent Giambrone was also 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies defenestrated the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 6-3.

Alex Lange started and allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. Both runs scored on a home run in the fifth inning. Lange walked two and struck out one.

Bailey Clark pitched the top of the ninth inning and got the save. Clark allowed a two-out single but no other baserunners. Clark did not have a strikeout.

Catcher P.J. Higgins was 2 for 4 with a two-run single in the fifth inning.

Second baseman Vimael Machin went 2 for 4. He scored once and had one run batted in

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 1-0.

Ryan Kellogg started and pitched five inning, allowing just two hits. He struck out two and walked no one.

After Enrique De Los Rios pitched three scoreless innings of relief, Jesus Camargo pitched the final two innings to complete the shutout and get the save. Camargo allowed no hits but he did walk one batter. Camargo struck out two.

Right fielder D.J. Wilson singled home Tyler Durna with two out in the fifth inning for the only run of the game. Both players were 1 for 3.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 2 for 3 with two doubles.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were washed away by the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 5-3.

Brendan Little made his South Bend debut for this season and took the loss. He allowed three runs on three hits over five innings. Little struck out three and walked two.

Center fielder Brennen Davis gave the Cubs an early lead with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. It was Davis’ fourth home run of the season. Davis was 1 for 5.

Second baseman Levi Jordan went 4 for 5 with a double. He scored two times.

First baseman Fidel Mejia was 3 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds cleaned up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 3-2.

Zach Mort started for the Ems and allowed just two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Maikel Aguilar pitched two perfect innings of relief and got the win. He struck out two.

Riley McCauley tossed the ninth inning and got the save. He allowed a two-out single, but no other baserunners. He struck out two.

Center fielder Fernando Kelli was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.

Second baseman Yonathan Perlaza went 3 for 4 with an RBI single that gave the Ems the lead in the top of the eighth inning.

Shortstop Luis Vazquez went 2 for 4 and scored once.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 lost to the Rangers, 17-1.

Cubs 2 lost to Giants Black, 7-1.