Minor League recap: 6/17/13

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Jonathan Mota had a pair of hits Monday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa captured a shutout win, and Tennessee came away with a one-run victory Monday. Meanwhile, Daytona and Boise couldn’t get it going in losses, while Kane County had the day off for the All-Star break. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (33-37)

Iowa blanked visiting Omaha 2-0 behind a complete game gem from LHP Chris Rusin. It marks Iowa’s first complete game shutout since Sergio Mitre accomplished the feat on August 13, 2004, against Albuquerque.

  • LHP Chris Rusin fanned eight, allowed just five hits and walked one in a complete game victory Monday.
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.234) went 1-for-4 with a double (11).
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.256) went 1-for-3 with a fifth-inning solo homer.
  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.314) went 1-for-3 with an eighth-inning solo homer.

Tennessee Smokies (34-35)

Tennessee finished the first half with a 2-1 victory over visiting Mississippi.

  • 1B Jonathan Mota (.253) went 2-for-4.
  • RF Anthony Giansanti (.270) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • C Chad Noble (.319) added two hits, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.97) converted his ninth save, allowing one hit while fanning two in a scoreless ninth.

Daytona Cubs (33-31)

Daytona managed just four hits, dropping a 9-2 decision at Clearwater.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.274) went 2-for-4 with a double (17).
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.291) was 1-for-4 with a fourth-inning, two-run homer.
  • Yesterday, the Florida State League named SS Javier Baez (0-for-3, BB, R, SB) Player of the Week for the week ending June 16. He went 4-for-13 with three walks, four home runs and seven RBI (all 6/10 vs. Fort Myers), and a 1.231 slugging percentage. He also recorded two doubles in the FSL All-Star Game Saturday. It marks Baez’ second FSL Player of the Week award.

Boise Hawks (2-2)

Boise was victimized by a four-run sixth inning, falling to visiting Salem-Keizer 8-6.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.286) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.333) went 2-for-4 with a double (2), a sacrifice fly and a team-high three RBI (7).
  • 2B David Bote (.154) reached base twice, going 0-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI (2).

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