Cubs Minor League Recap: 4/16/14

Iowa, Tennessee and Kane County all notched wins Wednesday, while Daytona continued to scuffle. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (7-6)
T-2nd place (-2.5)

A three-run seventh inning and a strong start by RHP Kyle Hendricks led Iowa past New Orleans at home, 6-3, knotting the series at one win apiece.

  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (3-for-5) was a home run shy of the cycle, picking up two RBI on a go-ahead triple in the seventh.
  • LF Josh Vitters (2-for-4) raised his season average to .293 with two RBI doubles.
  • Hendricks’ eight punchouts launched him into a tie for third place in the PCL with 19 (teammate Carlos Pimentel leads the league with 21).

Tennessee Smokies (6-6)
4th Place (-1.5)

Rehabbing RHP Jake Arrieta and Tennessee earned a 7-2 win at home over the Generals with a five-run fourth inning.

  • Arrieta allowed his first earned run since beginning his rehab stint with Tennessee. He is 1-1 with a 0.73 ERA (1 ER/12.1 IP), allowing six hits, four bases on balls and striking out nine.
  • LF John Andreoli (1-for-4) knocked in three runs from the leadoff spot.
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (1-for-4) recorded two RBI on his first hit of the season, a single in the fourth.

Daytona Cubs (2-11)
6th Place (-9.0)

Daytona fell at Dunedin, 5-1, failing to record a hit after the fourth inning.

  • SS Marco Hernandez (2-for-3) reached base three times, including two singles and a walk, to raise his season average to .308.
  • RHPs Michael Jensen (7.20) and Austin Reed (4.05) combined for 3.1 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and striking out three.

Kane County Cougars (10-3)
1st Place (+1.5)

Kane County completed the sweep at Bowling Green in dramatic fashion, notching five runs in the top of the ninth to win, 6-2.

  • Kane County recorded one hit from each spot in the lineup, including four-consecutive RBI base hits in the ninth from 3B David Bote, 2B Danny Lockhart, DH Shawon Dunston and LF Trey Martin, the lineup’s six-nine hitters.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (1-for-3) stole his sixth and seventh bases, tied for fourth in the league.
  • RHP Tyler Bremer (1-0, 4.76) earned the win with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.

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