Cubs minor league recap: 4/21/13


Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 Sunday, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Kane County Cougars beat out their opponents in a narrow victory Sunday, while Tennessee had its five-game win streak snapped in extra-innings. Iowa and Daytona also lost after struggling to get the offensive running. Here are the highlights from yesterday’s action:

IOWA CUBS (5-11)

Memphis scored the only run of the game on a walk-off single in the ninth inning to defeat visiting Iowa, 1-0.

  • RHP Drew Carpenter (1-2) struck out six and allowed two hits in 5.2 scoreless innings.
  • OF Brian Bogusevic (.380) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.500/11-for-22), going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.385) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.357/10-for-28) with a second-inning single (1-for-4).
  • LHP Hisanori Takahashi threw 1.1 hitless innings while striking out one in his first appearance with Iowa.


Tennessee’s five-game winning streak was snapped in a 9-6, 11-inning loss vs. visiting Montgomery.

  • RF Matt Szczur (.299) went 1-for-4 with two walks, a run scored and two RBI (12).
  • 2B Anthony Giansanti (.400) made his first start of the season, going 2-for-2 with a walk, a double (1) and a run scored.
  • CF Rubi Silva (.333) recorded his second-consecutive, multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a double (4), a run scored and a RBI (10).
  • RHP Trey McNutt tossed 2.0 hitless innings, striking out one. He has held the opposition scoreless in five of six appearances this season.


Daytona allowed five runs in the first three innings and only managed two hits on offense in a 9-1 setback at Dunedin.

  • IF Tim Saunders (.259) went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RF Jorge Soler (.378) extended his season-opening hitting streak to 10 games (14-for-37), going 1-for-4.
  • RHP David Cales threw 2.0-scoreless innings, striking out three batters and allowing one hit in his first appearance of the season with Daytona.


Kane County allowed six runs in the sixth inning, but the Cougars pulled out a 7-6 victory over visiting Peoria.

  • CF Trey Martin (.219) recorded his first multi-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a double (2), two runs scored and a RBI (5).
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.424) extended his hitting streak to six games (.476/10-for-21), going 2-for-4 with a double (4) and a run scored. It marked his third-straight, multi-hit game.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.175) went 2-for-4 with a double (1), a run scored and two RBI (3).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.311) walked, scored a run and stole his first base of the season.

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