Minor League recap: 7/17/13

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Dustin Geiger continues to swing the bat well for Daytona. (Photo by Aldrin Capulong/Daytona Cubs)

Boise was the only affiliate to capture a win Wednesday, while Daytona, Kane County and Mesa all fell short. Smokies players who participated in the Southern League All-Star Game struggled, and Iowa had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Tennesee Smokies (16-8)

Eleven pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the South Division beat the North 6-0 in the Southern League All-Star Game at Bragan Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • OF Matt Szczur (0-for-2), SS Arismendy Alcantara (0-for-2), 3B Christian Villanueva (0-for-3) and C Rafael Lopez (0-for-1) each went hitless.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks suffered the loss, surrendering two first-inning runs on three hits.
  • RHP Alberto Cabrera struck out in a hitless third inning.

Daytona Cubs (15-9)

Daytona went into the ninth inning with the lead, but was unable to close out the game. The Cubs fell at Charlotte 4-3 in 11 innings.

  • RHP Yao-Lin Wang (3.35) had his longest outing of the year with 5.2 innings of work, allowing two walks, two runs, five hits and fanning two.
  • C Chadd Krist (.236) went 2-for-3, extending his hitting streak to four games with two walks, one run scored and an RBI (21).
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.288) went 3-for-5 with a double (21).
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.261) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double (43 RBI, 24 2B). He has hit three doubles in the last five contests.

Kane County Cougars (5-19)

Kane County dropped an 8-2 decision at home against Great Lakes.

  • C Wilson Contreras (.234) went 1-for-3 with a walk, one run scored, a solo home run (7) and one RBI (32).
  • RF Kevin Encarnacion (.239) went 1-for-2 with two walks, one run scored, a solo home run (1) and one RBI (2).
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (7.71) made his debut with Kane County, tossing 2.1 innings of three-run, two-hit ball and allowing four walks while fanning two batters.

Boise Hawks (17-16)

Boise extended its winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory on the road to sweep Hillsboro.

  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.256) went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. He extended his hitting streak to five games with a ninth-inning single.
  • RHP Loiger Padron (5.92) got his second win of the season as he tossed three shutout innings and fanned two.
  • RHP Tyler Skulina (0.00) tossed two shutout innings in his first start, extending his scoreless innings streak to eight.
  • CF Shawon Dunston (.297) went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI (12).

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