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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 5

Just one win out of five games today.

Sam Thoresen
Sam Thoreson
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were soaked by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 5-0.

Scott Effross made his first start in Triple-A and took the loss, but didn’t pitch badly as he gave up two runs on three hits over four innings. One of the hits was a solo home run. Effross struck out six and walked no one. He did hit one batter.

Iowa had three hits in this game, all singles, and they walked only once.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were subjugated by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 10-9.

Erich Uelmen started and took the loss. Uelmen allowed six runs, three earned, on five hits over 3.1 innings. Uelmen walked three and hit two batters. He struck out four.

Ben Leeper turned in a strong 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. He gave up just one single, he didn’t walk anyone and he struck out five.

Catcher Erick Castillo hit a solo home run in the third inning. It was his first home run of the year. Castillo was 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs batted in. He scored two runs.

Right fielder Brennen Davis was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice.

Second baseman Chase Strumpf had an RBI double in the fifth inning and an RBI single in the eighth. He was 2 for 5.

Left fielder Darius Hill went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored one time and drove home two.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were wrenched by the Lansing Lugnuts (Athletics), 9-3.

Max Bain threw the first four innings and took the loss after allowing six runs on four hits. One of the six runs was unearned. Bain had control problems as he walked four, hit one batter and had three wild pitches. Bain struck out five. He threw 92 pitches, 59 for strikes.

DH Bradlee Beesley hit his first professional home run with a man on in the seventh inning. Beesley was 1 for 4.

Shortstop Josue Huma was 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans split a doubleheader with the Columbia Fireflies (Royals), winning game one 4-0 and losing the second one 5-2.

The Pelicans pitching staff took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in game one and finished with a one-hitter. Starting pitcher Sam Thoreson pitched four innings. He walked three and struck out six.

Gabriel Jaramillo got the win after pitching the next two innings. Jaramillo struck out one, walked one and hit one batter.

Danis Correa pitched the seventh inning and issued a walk and then a double, which broke up the no-hitter, to the first two batters he faced. But with runners on second and third and no outs, he kept the Fireflies from scoring with two strikeouts and a dribbler ground out that the catcher made the play on.

DH Yohendrick Pinango was 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Third baseman Luis Verdugo was 1 for 3 with a two-run single and another RBI after reaching on an error.

Catcher Pablo Aliendo went 1 for 2 with an RBI double and a walk. He scored once.

In game two, Richard Gallardo started and took the loss. Gallardo allowed four runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings. Gallardo walked two and struck out three.

Pinango hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, his second on the season. Pinango was 1 for 2 and walked twice.

Center fielder Ezequiel Pagan was 2 for 3.