Cubs minor league recap: 6/9/13


I-Cubs third baseman Junior Lake recorded his second-straight, three-hit outing Sunday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

While Kane County was unable to overcome an early run deficit Sunday, Iowa and Tennessee picked up a win and Daytona swept its doubleheader. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (28-34)

Iowa won its third straight game, defeating visiting Round Rock, 10-7.

  • DH Brad Nelson (.277) recorded his second multi-homer game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, two home runs and a team-high three RBI (39).
  • CF Brett Jackson (.236) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a season-high three runs scored, a home run, one RBI (20) and one stolen base (7).
  • 3B Junior Lake (.500) registered his second straight, three-hit affair, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored, a double (4) and one RBI (2).
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.238) and C Steve Clevenger (.350) added two hits apiece. Clevenger has hit safely in five of his six games as part of a rehabilitation assignment.
  • RHP Eduardo Sanchez (6.35) and RHP Michael Bowden (5.06) combined to toss four scoreless innings of relief. Bowden converted his first save of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (32-30)

Tennessee snapped its four-game losing streak, beating host Mobile 5-3 in 11 innings.

  • RF Rubi Silva (.262) went 1-for-4 with a home run and one RBI (27). He’s hitting .303 (20-for-66) against southpaws this season.
  • 1B Jonathan Mota (.226) recorded a team-high three hits, going 3-for-5 with a run scored, a double (6), a home run and one RBI (17).
  • LF Ty Wright (.254) went 2-for-2 with a double (8) and one RBI (17).
  • RHP Frank Batista (2-2, 1.86) threw a season-high 3.2 innings of relief, allowing one run on four hits while walking two and fanning two.

Daytona Cubs (31-28)

Game 1: Daytona stole six bases in an 8-2 victory vs. Brevard County in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.302) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, a home run and three RBI (52).
  • 2B Tim Saunders (.208) recorded his third-straight, multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, a double (3), one RBI (14) and two stolen bases (19).
  • RHP Yao-Lin Wang (2.86) tossed two scoreless innings of relief, preserving the victory.

Game 2: Daytona completed the doubleheader sweep of Brevard County, beating the Manatees 3-2. The Cubs stole 10 bases in the doubleheader.

  • LF John Andreoli (.316) recorded his 18th multi-hit game of the campaign, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base (19).
  • CF Zeke DeVoss (.226) went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, a double (4), one RBI (23) and one stolen base (13).
  • RHP Eduardo Figueroa (1-3, 5.08) earned his first win of the season, tossing two scoreless innings of relief while fanning four.

Kane County Cougars (28-32)

Cedar Rapids used a four-run, fifth inning to race past the Cougars, 8-4.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.277) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double (13), a home run and two RBI (42).
  • SS Marco Hernandez (.258) went 1-for-4, clubbing his second home run of the campaign.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.326) and CF Albert Almora (.433) collected two hits apiece.
  • RHP Justin Amlung (4.81) and LHP Nathan Dorris (2.33) combined for 4.0-scoreless innings of relief.

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