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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 19

Four games and four wins for the Cubs minor league system today

Andy Weber
Andy Weber
Tennessee Smokies


Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs calmed the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 5-4.

Starter Cory Abbott gave up four runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings. Abbott struck out five and walked two.

The win went to Jason Adam, who got the last out of the top of the eighth and then pitched the ninth without allowing a run. Adam’s line was no runs and one hit over 1.1 innings. He struck out one and walked no one.

Shortstop Sergio Alcantara hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to get Iowa to within a run at 4-3. Alcantara was on base every time today, going 1 for 1 with three walks. He scored three times and had the two RBI.

Center fielder Ian Miller was also perfect, going 3 for 3 with a stolen base. He scored once.

The I-Cubs scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead for good. DH Tyler Gushue hit a sacrifice fly to take the lead at 5-4. Gushue went 1 for 3 with a double and the sac fly.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies cracked the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 5-4 in ten innings.

Erich Uelmen pitched the first five innings and surrendered three runs on four hits, including one solo home run in the top of the first. Uelmen struck out five and walked no one.

Manuel Rodriguez got the win after entering the game in the top of the ninth with two on and one out and got out of the jam with a double play. He then kept anyone from scoring in the tenth. Rodriguez gave up one hit over 1.2 innings. He struck out two and walked no one.

Left fielder Darius Hill singled home ghost runner Christopher Morel in the bottom of the tenth for a walk-off win. Hill was 2 for 5 with a walk. He also scored one run.

Morel hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, his second on the season. Morel was 2 for 5 with the two runs scored and the three runs batted in.

Shortstop Andy Weber had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 3 night. He also walked twice and scored two runs.

Center fielder Connor Myers went 2 for 5.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs slew the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 3-0.

Max Bain started and got his first win in affiliated baseball with five strong innings, allowing four hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Brandon Hughes pitched two innings, Burl Carraway pitched one and Eury Ramos pitched the ninth inning to get the save and complete the shutout. Ramos retired the side in order in the ninth. He did not strike any of them out.

Center fielder Nelson Velazquez stayed hot by going 2 for 4. He had an RBI single in the first inning and an RBI double in the eighth.

DH Chase Strumpf was 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the first inning. He scored on that Velazquez single.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans declawed the Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland), 5-2.

The Pelicans did not allow a hit tonight until there was one out in the seventh inning. Richard Gallardo pitched the first four innings. He struck out four, walked no one but hit one batter.

Eduarniel Nunez threw the next 1.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Jake Reindl gave up a run in the bottom of the eight when he issued a walk with the bases loaded, but got the win when the Pelicans struck back for four runs in the top of the ninth. The final line on Reindl was two runs, one earned, on two hits over 1.1 innings. Reindl walked three and struck out three.

Carlos Ocampo came on to get the final two outs of the game and the save. He retired both batters he faced on a pop up and a strike out.

DH Jonathan Sierra was 2 for 4 with one run scored.