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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: September 17

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Iowa wins their 4th-straight over Omaha. The Pelicans top Augusta with a big inning.

Ed Howard
Ed Howard
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs outlasted the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-5 in 12 innings. The win was Iowa’s fourth-straight over Omaha.

Joe Biagini started and allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. Two of those six hits were solo home runs. Biagini struck out seven and walked no one.

Blake Whitney threw one scoreless inning before Jason Adam made his first appearance for Iowa since suffering a freak injury during batting practice back in May. Adam retired the side in order, striking out two.

Ethan Roberts threw two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. He walked one and struck out three.

Juan Gámez pitched the 11th and 12th inning and got the win. Gámez gave up two runs in the bottom of the 12th, but managed to end the game on a grounder to third with the winning run on first base. The final line on Gámez is two runs, one earned, on two hits over two innings. He struck out one, walked one and hit one batter.

Catcher Taylor Gushue hit a three-run double in the top of the 12th inning in his only at-bat of the game.

Right fielder Ian Miller went 2 for 5 with a walk and two steals. He scored one run.

Left fielder Johneshwy Fargas was 2 for 6 with one run scored. He also stole one base.

Center fielder Brennen Davis was 1 for 4 with a walk, because someone was going to ask.

Nico Hoerner played nine innings at shortstop and was 1 for 3 and he was hit by a pitch. He scored one run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies game in Biloxi was rained out. They will try to make this one up tomorrow in a doubleheader.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were mugged by the Quad Cities River Bandits (Royals), 8-3.

Chris Clarke started and took the loss after allowing five runs on ten hits over 5.2 innings. Clarke left the game in the sixth inning with the score tied 2-2, but the bases were loaded and reliever Jose Albertos allowed all three runners to score. Clarke walked two and struck out three.

First baseman Bryce Ball went 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored two times.

DH Tyler Durna was 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans shredded the Augusta GreenJackets (Braves), 11-4 after scoring 11 runs in the fourth inning.

Jose Miguel Gonzalez started and gave up three runs on five hits over four innings. Two of those runs came on a home run in the top of the fourth. Gonzalez struck out three and walked no one.

Luis Angel Rodriguez got the win because Gonzalez did not pitch five innings. He allowed just one run on two hits (including a sixth-inning home run) over four innings of relief. Rodriguez struck out eight and walked three.

Catcher Ethan Hearn had an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run double. He was 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and the three RBI.

Shortstop Ed Howard led off the fourth inning with a single and he had another RBI single later in the inning. Howard finished the game at 2 for 4. He scored twice.

Third baseman Josue Huma hit a two-run triple in the fourth inning. He was 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Right fielder Jacob Wetzel was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored one time and had an RBI.

Center fielder Christian Franklin went 1 for 3 with two walks. He scored one run and drove one in.

Highlights:

ACL Cubs

Lost to the Reds, 6-0.