Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/21/15

Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend all headed into the All-Star break with victories on Sunday. Iowa collected 15 hits in a losing effort, while one bad inning resulted in a Eugene loss. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (36-33)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-10.0)

Iowa collected 15 hits and scored eight runs, but dropped a 14-8 decision at Round Rock.

  • CF Rubi Silva (.273) went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer (6), a run scored and three RBI (26).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.267) went 3-for-6 with a double (10), a run scored and an RBI (24).
  • LF Junior Lake (.273) went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (5). He has hit safely in four of five games (6-for-16) since returning to Iowa.

Tennessee Smokies (39-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Tennessee finished the season’s first half with its third straight win, a 9-2 triumph over Mississippi.

  • RHP Ryan Williams (2.53) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings to pick up his third win.
  • 3B Mike Olt (.444) made his third rehab appearance, going 1-for-3 with a double (2), two walks and two runs scored. He is 4-for-9 with two doubles, one triple and five runs scored in the three games.
  • RHP Neil Ramirez (0.00) fanned all three batters he faced in his second rehab outing.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.290) went 3-for-4 with a double (7) and three RBI (26).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.285) went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI (31).
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.220) has a four-game hitting streak (7-for-19) after going 2-for-5 with a run scored. He has six multi-hit games in his last 10 contests.
  • C Willson Contreras (.332) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (41-28)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.5)

The Pelicans collected 12 hits to roll to a 4-1 victory over Lynchburg, completing the first half of the season. Myrtle Beach captured the First Half Southern Division Championship at 41-28.

  • RHP Daury Torrez (4.37) fanned five to pick up the win. He gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings of work.
  • DH Chesny Young (.364) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored and is batting .366 (30-for-82) with 14 runs scored in 22 June contests.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.288) scored twice, going 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.273) extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-18), going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Candelario is batting .300 (12-for-40) with six walks in 12 June games.

South Bend Cubs (29-38)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Eighth Place (-11.5)

South Bend won its second straight game to close out the season’s first half, defeating West Michigan, 5-1.

  • 1B Jesse Hodges (.249) went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (4), two runs scored and two RBI (21).
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.289) went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe tossed a season-high 5.0 innings, allowing just four hits and no walks.

Eugene Emeralds (1-3)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Fourth Place (-2.0)

Eugene allowed nine runs in the sixth inning, falling to Everett, 9-8.

  • CF Ian Happ (.308) homered for the second straight game (2), going 2-for-4 with a double (1), a home run, a walk, a run scored and an RBI (2).
  • 1B Varonex Cuevas (.455) reached base five times, going 4-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI (3).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.222) drove in four runs, going 2-for-5.
  • SS Ho-young Son (.267) went 2-for-5 with a double (3) and a run scored.

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