Minor League recap: 8/5/13


Tony Zych continues to impress out of the bullpen. (Photo by Rodger Wood)

Mesa was the only squad to pick up a win Monday, as Iowa lost in walk-off fashion, Tennessee continued its losing streak and Kane County couldn’t wake up its bats. Daytona was rained out for the third day in a row while Boise is at the All-Star break. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (52-65)

Tacoma’s Brad Bantz belted a walk-off, solo home run in the ninth inning to beat the Cubs, 6-5. Iowa has lost 10 of its last 11 games.

  • LF Darnell McDonald (.233) recorded a season-high four hits, going 4-for-5 with a run scored, a double (13), a home run and one RBI (24).
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.267) went 2-for-4 with a fifth-inning, solo home run.
  • 2B Dan Lockhart (.444) posted his second straight multihit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and one stolen base (1).
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.252) extended his hitting streak to a season-high eight games, going 1-for-4 with a run scored and a double (9). He’s hitting .387 (12-for-31) during the streak.

Tennessee Smokies (24-19)

Tennessee dropped its fourth straight game, falling at Jacksonville, 6-4.

  • SS Javier Baez (.252) registered his third straight multihit effort, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a double (6), one RBI (24) and a stolen base (4).
  • RF John Andreoli (.301) went 3-for-4 with a double (9), two RBI (13) and one stolen base (9).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.263) went 1-for-5 with a double (29), extending his hitting streak to four games.
  • RHP Tony Zych (2.74) tossed 1.1-scoreless innings of relief. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .206 batting average (22-for-107) this season.

Kane County Cougars (14-28)

Kane County managed just four hits in a 12-4 loss at Clinton.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.253) went 1-for-4 with a first-inning, solo home run.
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.250) went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to five games.
  • C Carlos Escobar (.243) snapped a three-game hitless skid, going 1-for-2 with a run scored and a double (7).

Mesa Cubs (5-4)

Mesa won its third game in a row, beating the visiting AZL Indians, 4-3.

  • SS Francisco Sanchez (.221) went 2-for-4 with a double (6) and a RBI (18).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.273) recorded his second-straight multihit game, going 2-for-5 with a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Kelvin Freeman (.293) extended his hitting streak to six games, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI (9).
  • LHP Tyler Ihrig (2-0, 0.79) earned the win in relief, allowing a hit while fanning one in 1.1 scoreless innings.
  • RHP Brad Renner (0.00) converted his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning of work.

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