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Cubs select Cincy OF Ian Happ with ninth overall pick in 2015 Draft

The Chicago Cubs tonight selected outfielder Ian Happ out of the University of Cincinnati with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Happ was recommended by area scout Daniel Carte.

“Ian has proved to be one of the better performers in college baseball over the past couple of seasons,” said Jason McLeod, Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development. “He’s a switch-hitter who hits for average and power while showing advanced plate discipline. We feel he’s athletic enough to play the infield or outfield.”

Happ, 20, this season batted .369 (73-for-198) with 47 runs scored, 18 doubles, 14 home runs and 44 RBI for the Bearcats. He walked 49 times to contribute to a .492 on-base percentage, and his .672 slugging mark gave him a 1.164 OPS. Happ led the American Athletic Conference (AAC) in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, and tied for the lead in walks. Additionally, he led his team in runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBI.

Named a semifinalist for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, the switch-hitting Happ was recognized as the 2015 AAC Player of the Year, named First Team Academic All-American, Second Team Louisville Slugger All-American and was a unanimous first team All-Conference member as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

The six-foot, 205-pound Happ has batted .338 (194-for-574) with 120 runs, 44 doubles, two triples, 25 home runs and 107 RBI in three seasons at Cincinnati. He has drawn more walks (128) than strikeouts (116), contributing to a .463 on-base percentage, and along with his .552 slugging mark has recorded a 1.015 OPS through his junior season. His walks and on-base percentage both rank third-most in school history while his 56 stolen bases are fifth. Happ has seen time in both right field and center field, as well as second base, third base and shortstop.

In his sophomore 2014 season, Happ led Cincinnati with a .443 on-base percentage, .497 slugging percentage, 32 walks and 19 stolen bases while he batted .322 (55-for-171) with 13 doubles, one triple, five homers and 27 RBI. He earned First Team All-AAC honors and was a preseason first team All-America selection by Baseball America.

Happ is listed as one of the top three pure college hitters in this year’s Draft by Baseball America.

Happ is a two-time Cape Cod League All-Star, having played for the Harwich Mariners in 2013-14.  He batted .329 (49-for-149) with 12 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 26 RBI and a .936 OPS in 2014 following a 2013 summer in which he hit .293 (43-for-147) with seven doubles, two triples, five homers and 22 RBI.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Happ graduated from Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) High School after he produced a .449 career batting average with 33 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 65 RBI in four seasons.

The 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft continues this evening with the second round, in which the Cubs have pick No. 47. The draft continues tomorrow with rounds three-through-10 and concludes Wednesday with rounds 11-through-40.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/7/15

Iowa was victorious in walk-off fashion, and Myrtle Beach mustered just enough offense to secure a win Sunday. Meanwhile, Tennessee couldn’t get the bats going, and South Bend’s winning streak came to an end. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (29-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Taylor Teagarden hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning as the I-Cubs topped Memphis, 3-2.

  • C Taylor Teagarden (.292) went 3-for-4 with the walk-off single, a home run and all three RBI (16).
  • 3B Javier Baez (.314) went 1-for-3 with a stolen base before leaving the game with a fractured finger.
  • RHP Donn Roach (2.07) pitched 6.0 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out five. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in at least 6.0 innings in five of his last seven starts and eight of 12 overall. He has allowed just 16 earned runs in 69.2 innings pitched.

Tennessee Smokies (31-26)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

The Smokies collected seven hits but zero runs, falling 1-0 in 11 innings to Birmingham.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann had the team’s only extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double (4).
  • C Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a walk. He has hit safely in five straight games (8-for-19).
  • RHP Frank Batista tossed 7.0 scoreless frames for the second time this season.
  • RHP Tayler Scott allowed just one run in 4.0 innings, but took the loss.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (33-22)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

The Pelicans scored four runs on just five hits, defeating visiting Carolina, 4-1.

  • DH Mark Zagunis (.302) went 2-for-4 with a home run (3), a double (10), a run scored and two RBI (22). He has scored a run in five of the last six games.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning.
  • LHP Michael Heesch improved to a perfect 4-0 record with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief.
  • RHP James Pugliese collected his fourth save, allowing just one hit and no runs in 2.2 innings.

South Bend Cubs (26-30)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-6.5)

South Bend saw its three-game winning streak snapped, dropping an 8-3 decision vs. Quad Cities.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.271) went 1-for-3 with a double (7), a run scored and an RBI (11). Vosler has hit safely in three straight games (5-for-11).
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.302) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (28). He is 7-for-15 with four runs scored and four RBI in his last four games.
  • LF Kevin Encarnacion (.321) went 1-for-3 with a walk and continued his six-game hitting streak (7-for-20).
  • RHP Ryan McNeil (3.93) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and one walk.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/4/15

Iowa and Tennessee rolled, while South Bend held on to pick up a win on Thursday. However, Myrtle Beach couldn’t bounce back from an early deficit. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (28-25)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Iowa cruised past Albuquerque for an 8-2 victory. Christian Villanueva homered in his fourth consecutive game, and the I-Cubs had eight extra-base hits.

  • Villanueva (.301) finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, one walk and three runs scored. He has gone 12-for-27 (.444) with 14 RBI, four homers three doubles and a triple in his last six games.
  • 2B Chris Valaika (.248) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to six games (9-for-24/.375).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.265) went 3-for-5 and drove in one.
  • LHP Eric Jokisch (3.66) pitched 5.0 innings, surrendering two earned runs in the win. He also  knocked his first career home run and hit a sacrifice bunt for a season high two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies (31-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Tennessee rallied for four runs in the seventh inning to top Chattanooga, 6-1. The Smokies have won six of their last seven games.

  • LF Chris Denorfia (.333) went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, scored once and walked once in his first rehab game with the club.
  • DH Kyle Schwarber (.327) went 2-for-4 and plated two.
  • RHP Felix Pena (3.32) tossed his fifth quality start of the campaign, going 7.0 innings and striking out seven. He has fanned 22 batters in the past three games (17.0 innings).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (31-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

Myrtle Beach gave up an early lead, falling to the Carolina Mudcats, 3-2.

  • C Victor Caratini (.243) went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one walk.
  • DH Chesny Young (.371) finished 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.281) went 2-for-3 and walked once.
  • LHP Daury Torrez (3.91) tossed a quality start but took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) off four hits while walking two and fanning six in 6.0 innings of work.

South Bend Cubs (24-29)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.5)

South Bend scored four runs in the first inning and hung on to top Cedar Rapids, 6-4.

  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.298) went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two RBI and one run scored, snapping a five-game hitless skid.
  • LF Rashad Crawford (.278) went 2-for-3, knocked a double, plated one, swiped a base and walked once.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.296) went 2-for-4 with one run scored.
  • RHP Trevor Clifton (3.83) snapped a three-game skid, earning the win with 5.0 innings of work.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/3/15

Tennessee picked up another road win, but Iowa’s winning streak was stopped and South Bend gave up a late lead on Thursday. Myrtle Beach was off and will resume play Friday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (27-25)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

Iowa saw its four-game winning streak snapped, falling 9-7 on the road at Albuquerque.

  • CF Rubi Silva (.290) collected his first four-hit game of the season, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, two runs scored and three RBI.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.295) homered for the third consecutive game, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and four RBI. He is 9-for-19 with three homers and 10 RBI over his last four games.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.283) went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in his fifth multi-hit game in his last six outings.
  • LF Adron Chambers recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. Chambers has hit safely in seven straight games (.481/13-for-27).
  • SS Chris Valaika (.241) extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-20), going 2-for-4.

Tennessee Smokies (30-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-First Place (–)

Tennessee picked up its third straight win at Chattanooga, topping the Lookouts, 6-3.

  • RHP Ryan Williams earned the win in his Double-A debut. He was named the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, posting a 1.59 ERA in five starts with South Bend.
  • DH Kyle Schwarber picked up his sixth three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI after being named Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for May (.297 AVG, 8 HR).
  • C Willson Contreras (.328) hit a three-run homer in the third inning as part of a 1-for-4 night that also included a walk. He has hit safely in six-straight games (.458/11-for-24).

South Bend Cubs (23-29)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.5)

South Bend surrendered six runs in the eighth inning to drop a 9-5 decision to Cedar Rapids.

  • C Gioskar Amaya (.236) extended his hitting streak to four games (5-for-14) with a three-run homer in the second inning, his second of the season.
  • LF Kevin Encarnacion (.353) went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.263) went 2-for-4, recording his 11th multi-hit game of the season.
  • CF Charcer Burks (.282) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/2/15

Iowa and Tennessee each won 9-3 Tuesday, while Myrtle Beach lost both sides of its doubleheader 4-3. South Bend had the day off and will resume play Wednesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (27-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

Iowa blasted four homers to defeat Albuquerque by a score of 9-3 on Tuesday.

  • SS Javier Baez (.325) went 4-for-5, crushed two home runs and picked up a season high four RBI.
  • LF Adron Chambers (.280) recorded a season high four hits, including a double, drove in one and scored twice. It extended his hitting streak to six games (11-for-24/.458).
  • CF Arismendy Alcantara (.279) went 3-for-4 with a home run, one walk and a season high four runs scored. He has recorded multi-hit games in four of his last five.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.290) went 2-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, marking his third consecutive multi-hit game.
  • RHP Donn Roach (2.12) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings pitched and improved to a perfect 6-0 record, tossing his ninth quality start.

Tennessee Smokies (29-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Tennessee picked up its second straight win at Chattanooga, topping the Lookouts 9-3.

  • 1B Wes Darvill (.152) went 3-for-3, knocked his first home run and double, scored once and earned a career high four RBI.
  • CF Albert Almora (.258) went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.329) went 3-for-5 and plated one, marking his second consecutive three-hit game.
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.67) earned the win, giving up just two runs off six hits in 5.2 innings of work.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (31-18)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+6.0)

G1: Myrtle Beach fell to Potomac in 11 innings, dropping the third game of the series 4-3.

  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (4.14) gave up two earned runs in 5.1 innings in the no-decision.
  • DH Chesny Young (.371) went 2-for-4, swiped a base, walked once and scored twice.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.271) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.306) went 2-for-5 and added a walk and a run scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.233) went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a walk.

G2: Myrtle Beach got out to an early lead, but dropped the second game of the day to Potomac 4-3.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.273) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and one run scored.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.247) went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
  • C Victor Caratini (.241) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.254) recorded a double and scored once, finishing 2-for-3.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.86) delivered a season high six strikeouts and walked none in 5.0 innings to get the no-decision.

Cubs name C Schwarber, RHP Williams organization’s player, pitcher of the month

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Cubs farmhand Kyle Schwarber was named the organization’s player of the month for May. (Photo by Stephen Green)

On Wednesday, the Cubs named Double-A Tennessee catcher Kyle Schwarber and Single-A South Bend right-handed pitcher Ryan Williams the organization’s minor league player and pitcher of the month for May, respectively.

Schwarber, 22, batted .297 (27-for-91) with eight homers, two doubles, 17 RBI and 18 runs scored in 28 games for Tennessee. He drew 24 walks and delivered a 1.026 OPS thanks to a .443 on-base percentage and a .582 slugging mark. He ranked first in the Southern League in walks, second in home runs, third in OPS and OBP, and fourth in slugging percentage during the month. Additionally, Schwarber led all Cubs prospects in homers, walks, slugging and OPS, while ranking second in OBP.

In 47 games for Tennessee this season, Schwarber is hitting .312 (49-for-157) with seven doubles, one triple, 12 homers, 32 RBI, 31 runs scored and 37 walks. He leads the Southern League with a .439 OBP, .599 slugging mark, a 1.038 OPS and 37 walks, while ranking second with 12 home runs and third with 94 total bases.

Schwarber was selected by Chicago in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2014 draft out of Indiana University where he was a two-time First-Team All-American. He has batted .332 (139-for-419) with 30 homers, 25 doubles, 85 RBI and 86 runs scored in 119 minor league contests. The left-handed hitter has a .621 career slugging mark and a .432 OBP, thanks in part to 76 walks.

Williams, 23, went 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA (6 ER/34.0 IP) in five starts for South Bend during the month of May. He struck out 23 batters without issuing a walk to any of his 125 batters faced. He tossed four quality starts and twice tied a season high with 8.0 innings pitched, including 8.0 scoreless frames in the club’s 3-2 win on May 22 versus Bowling Green. The right-handed pitcher led the Midwest League in WHIP (0.76), while ranking third in ERA.

Williams began the season 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA (7 ER/53.2 IP) in nine games (eight starts) with South Bend. Entering today, he struck out 37 batters compared to two walks and held the opposition to a .190 batting average and a .461 OPS. His ERA and opponent batting average are both second-lowest in the Midwest League.

Williams was selected by the Cubs in the 10th round of the 2014 draft out of East Carolina University, where he was a Third-Team All-America selection in 2014. He entered today 6-2 with a 1.23 ERA (11 ER/80.1 IP) in 20 minor league appearances, including eight starts. He’s fanned 66 batters, while walking just five, and held opponents to a .201 batting average. Opponents hit just two home runs of him in 80.1 innings of work in the last two seasons.

Minor League Recap: 6/1/15

It was a good day all around for the Cubs minor league affiliates Monday, as Iowa and Tennessee each won by 10 runs and South Bend took both games of a doubleheader. Myrtle Beach was suspended due to rain with the game tied in the 10th inning. They will resume play prior to tonight’s game. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (26-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa scored 14 runs on 15 hits to top El Paso, 14-4. Every I-Cub in the starting lineup recorded a hit.

  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (3.99) picked up the win, pitching 7.0 scoreless innings and striking out five.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.286) went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, a double, three RBI and a season-high three runs scored.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.330) crushed a three-run homer in the third inning, extending his hitting streak to seven games (11-for-29/.379).
  • LF Adron Chambers (.255) went 2-for-4, plated two and scored twice.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.267) went 2-for-5 with a triple, swiped a base and scored twice.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.272) recorded a triple, two RBI and one run, going 2-for-5.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.262) went 2-for-4, plated one and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies (28-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Tennessee cruised to a 13-3 victory over Chattanooga. The Smokies drew 11 walks in the game.

  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (3.22) gave up three earned runs in 5.1 innings, but struck out seven and walked none to pick up the win.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.255) went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI, two walks and three runs.
  • C Willson Contreras (.321) went 3-for-6, plated one and scored twice.
  • 1B Anthony Giansanti (.240) went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.305) went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and three walks.

South Bend Cubs (23-28)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.5)

G1: South Bend scored four runs in the sixth inning to come from behind and top Lake County, 5-4.

  • C Gioskar Amaya (.234) went 2-for-3, plated one and scored once.
  • LF Kevin Encarnacion (.273) went 1-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and one run scored.

G2: South Bend blanked Lake County in the second game of the day, topping the Captains, 4-0.

  • RHP Erick Leal (4.27) gave up no earned runs in 5.0 innings to pick up the win.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.353) went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double, plating two and scoring once. It extended his hitting streak to five games (10-for-20/.500).
  • LF Rashad Crawford (.270) went 2-for-3, swiped a base and scored once.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/27/15

Kyle Schwarber led Tennessee to a walk-off win, while South Bend fell in a one-run game and Iowa lost both sides of a doubleheader Wednesday. Myrtle Beach was rained out and will play a doubleheader Thursday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (22-23)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second (-9.0)

Game 1: Iowa surrendered 16 hits in a 13-1 defeat to Reno in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.256) went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to nine games (.361/13-for-36). The streak was snapped in the second game (0-for-3, BB).
  • CF Matt Szczur (.306) went 1-for-3 with a triple, improving his May average to .316 (12-for-38).

Game 2: Iowa committed three errors, which led to two unearned runs in a 3-2 loss.

  • SS Chris Valaika (.233) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.275) and LF Jonathan Mota (.291) each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies (25-21)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)

C Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning as the Smokies defeated Mobile, 3-2.

  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (2.97) pitched 5.2 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out four in the no decision.
  • Schwarber (.307) went 2-for-6 with the game-winning RBI. He leads the team with 27 RBI.
  • CF Albert Almora (.271) hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, finishing 2-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (2.66) tossed 2.0 scoreless frames, striking out two batters.
  • RHP Andres Santiago (4.66) collected his first win, allowing no hits in 1.2 scoreless innings.

South Bend Cubs (20-27)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.0)

South Bend dropped its third straight contest, falling 4-3 on the road at Dayton.

  • DH Yasiel Balaguert (.265) went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI, extending his hitting streak to six games (12-for-23/.522). He has recorded five consecutive multi-hit games.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.278) went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.264) went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • RHP Ryan McNeil (4.50) tossed 2.0 scoreless frames, fanning two batters and tying his longest scoreless outing of the season. He has struck out 16 batters while walking just three this season (14.0 IP).

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/27/15

South Bend’s struggles continued with a shutout loss Tuesday. The SB-Cubs were the only team in action as Iowa was rained out. Tennessee and Myrtle Beach both had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

South Bend Cubs (20-26)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.0)

South Bend was blanked in the series opener at Dayton, 4-0. The SB-Cubs were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

  • LF Yasiel Balaguert (.248) went 2-for-3 with a double, extending his hitting streak to five games (9-for-19/.474). He has recorded four consecutive multi-hit games.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.340) went 1-for-3 with a walk to extend his hitting streak to four games (7-for-14/.500).
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.324) went 1-for-3. He now has a seven-game hitting streak (10-for-25/.400).

 

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/25/15

Myrtle Beach recorded a shutout victory, and Tennessee earned a win in a rain-shortened game Monday, but both Iowa and South Bend couldn’t get it done. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (22-21)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa dropped the series opener to Reno, 8-3. The I-Cubs belted two homers in the setback.

  • 1B Taylor Davis (.371) blasted a solo homer in the second inning. It extended his hitting streak to seven games (15-for-28/.536, 11 XBH)
  • RF Rubi Silva (.279) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the second inning and a stolen base. He has driven in eight runs in the last four games.
  • CF Arismendy Alcantara (.252) went 3-for-4, swiped a base and scored once, extending his hitting streak to eight games (12-for-34/.352).
  • LF Adron Chambers (.241) went 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Tennessee Smokies (24-21)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Tennessee took the final game of the five-game series, topping Montgomery, 6-4. The game was called with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning due to rain.

  • DH Willson Contreras (.317) went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double. He recorded three RBI and scored twice, extending his hitting streak to six games (9-for-22/.409).
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.196) went 1-for-3, plated two and walked once.
  • RHP Felix Pena (3.33) tossed his fourth quality start and fanned a season-high nine batters in 6.0 innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (27-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.5)

Myrtle Beach blanked Potomac in the series finale, 3-0. The Pelicans took the four-game series, 3-1.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.276) went 2-for-4, knocked a double and plated two. He went 6-for-17 (.352 AVG) with two home runs, a double and four RBI in the series.
  • SS Chesny Young (.366) went 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.314) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (4.26) had his first scoreless outing, holding Potomac to just two hits while fanning a season-high six batters in 6.0 innings of work.

South Bend Cubs (20-25)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-6.0)

South Bend split the four-game series with Bowling Green after suffering a 12-8 loss. Five SB-Cubs had multi-hit games, and the team recorded 15 hits in the loss.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.340) went 3-for-5, plated two and scored twice.
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.324) went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the seventh inning, extending his hitting streak to six games (9-for-22/.409).
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.240) crushed a solo homer in the second inning.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.236) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. It marked his third consecutive multi-hit game and extended his hitting streak to four games (7-for-16/.438).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.204) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • DH Gioskar Amaya (.231) went 3-for-5 and scored once, marking his second three-hit game of the campaign.
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