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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: September 12

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South Bend scored four in the ninth to beat Beloit. The Pelicans shut out the RiverDogs.

Alexander Canario
Alexander Canario
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were cooped up by the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers), 8-1.

Starting pitcher Luis Lugo took the loss after allowing two runs on five hits over five innings. Both runs came on a two-run home run in the first inning by Riley Greene. Lugo walked three and did not strike anyone out.

Erich Uelmen had a rough relief appearance, giving up three runs in the sixth inning and another three runs in the seventh.

First baseman Jared Young had the first Iowa hit of the game when he hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. It was Young’s eighth home run this year and fourth with the I-Cubs. Young had Iowa’s second and final hit on the day when he singled in the ninth inning. He was 2 for 4.

Nico Hoerner played five innings at shortstop in a rehab assignment and grounded out both times at bat.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were shut out by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Reds), 6-0.

Starter Joe Nahas took the loss, although he only gave up one run on five hits over five innings. The only run was a solo home run in the second inning. Nahas walked three and struck out six.

Burl Carraway threw two scoreless innings.

Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda went 2 for 4 with a double.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs scored four times in the top of the ninth to beat the Beloit Snappers (Marlins), 7-6, spoiling Beloit’s final home game as the Snappers.

Bailey Horn started and gave up two runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. Horn walked two and struck out four.

Jose Albertos gave up four runs in the sixth inning. His final line was four runs on five hits over 1.1 innings. Albertos walked one and did not strike anyone out.

Danis Correa pitched the final two innings without allowing a run and got the win. Correa allowed one hit, but did not walk anyone and struck out one.

Center fielder Alexander Canario gave South Bend the lead with a two-run home run in the top of the third inning. He later hit a bases-loaded, two-run double in the ninth and later in the inning scored the go-ahead run on Bryce Ball single.

Canario went 2 for 4 with the double, the home run and four RBI. It was Canario’s 17th home run this season and eighth with the Cubs. He also walked once.

Ball was 1 for 4 with a walk.

Catcher Jake Washer went 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the sixth inning. He also scored in the ninth inning on Canario’s double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out the Charleston RiverDogs (Rays), 4-0.

Porter Hodge got his first Myrtle Beach win after scattering four hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out six and walked no one.

Riley Martin bounced back from a bad outing last time out to toss 2.1 innings, allowing just two hits. He did face the first batter of the ninth inning, but exited after he gave up a double. He struck out three and walked on.

Jarod Wright pitched the rest ninth inning in a non-save situation and finished off the shutout. He allowed no hits and walked one. Wright struck out one.

The Pelicans got three runs in the first inning and that was all they would need.

DH Christian Franklin led off the game with a walk and he opened the fifth inning with a double. He scored both times. Franklin went 2 for 3 with two doubles, a walk and he was hit by a pitch.

Left fielder Owen Caissie singled home Franklin and later scored in the first inning. He was 1 for 5.

Center fielder Jordan Nwogu doubled home Frankin in the fifth inning. Nwogu was 1 for 3 with a walk. He was also hit by a pitch.

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