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Cubs minor league recap: 5/14/13

SZCZUR

Matt Szczur has boosted his batting average 46 points in six games. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Daytona and Kane County all collected a loss Tuesday while Tennessee’s 10th inning victory marked a four-game win streak. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (14-22).

Reno used a 19-hit attack to defeat visiting Iowa, 11-1.

  • 1B Brad Nelson (.286 AVG) extended his hitting streak to five games, going 2-for-4 with a double (7) and a RBI (25).
  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.373) recorded his 15th multi-hit game of the campaign, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double (12). He’s sporting a .323 batting average (10-for-31) with nine RBI with runners in scoring position.
  • 3B Ian Stewart (.113) went 1-for-3 with a walk and his second double of the season.
  • LHP Hisanori Takahashi (5.00 ERA) worked a scoreless eighth inning.

Tennessee Smokies (19-18)

Tennessee extended its winning streak to four games with a 3-2, 10-inning victory over Jackson.

  • RF Matt Szczur (.302) recorded his sixth-straight, multi-hit game, going 3-for-5. He’s hitting .483 (14-for-29) with four runs and six RBI in his last six contests, raising his batting average by 46 points.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.250) extended his hitting streak to seven games with a fifth-inning, solo homer. He’s batting .440 (11-for-25) with four doubles, a home run and three RBI during the streak.
  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.236) recorded his sixth multi-RBI game of the season, going 1-for-5 with two RBI (18).
  • LHP Zach Rosscup (1-0, 1.53) picked up his first win, despite blowing the save in the ninth inning (IP, 2 H, R, BB, 2 K).
  • RHP Frank Batista (2.76) converted his fourth save of the campaign with a scoreless 10th frame. He’s holding right-handed batters to a .219 average (7-for-32).

Daytona Cubs (17-18)

Daytona was held to just four hits in a 4-2 loss to visiting Charlotte.

  • C Chad Noble (.237) snapped a four-game hitless skid, going 1-for-3 with a RBI (5).
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.287) recorded Daytona’s lone extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with his fifth double of the season.
  • RHP Austin Reed (6.75) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. He has not allowed a run in his last five appearances (8 IP).
  • Yesterday, OF Jorge Soler (0-for-3, RBI) was named Florida State League Player of the Week for the week ending May 12. In four games during the week, he went 7-for-15 (.467) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, four RBI and five runs scored.

Kane County Cougars (17-18)

Kane County dropped its third-straight game, falling to Peoria, 8-4.

  • C Willson Contreras (.284) went 2-f0r-2 with a home run, a run scored, one RBI (16) and a stolen base (4).
  • LF Rock Shoulders (.315) registered his eighth multi-RBI game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (10) and two RBI (27).
  • 2B Gioksar Amaya (.240) reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/13/13

SOLER

Daytona outfielder Jorge Soler was named the FSL’s Player of the Week. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Tennessee captured a win after late offensive outbursts Monday while Daytona and Kane County both fell in a shutout losses. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (14-21)

Iowa used a six-run, sixth inning to roll past Reno, 6-4.

  • SS Donnie Murphy (.241) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (3), a home run and a season-high three RBI (6).
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.278) extended his hitting streak to four games, going 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI (24).
  • RHP Esmailin Caridad (5.74) secured his first hold of the season, tossing two scoreless innings of relief. He has not allowed a run in his last three appearances (5 IP).
  • RHP Zach Putnam (3.52) converted his second save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Tennessee Smokies (18-18)

Tennessee scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning, stunning Jackson, 6-4.

  • RF Matt Szczur (.291) recorded his fifth-straight, multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a double (4), a RBI (18) and a stolen base (13). He’s hitting .458 (11-for-24) with four runs and six RBI in his last five contests.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.259) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double (8), a home run and one RBI (11).
  • CF Rubi Silva (.276) hit his third home run in his last six games, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (6), the home run and two RBI (20).
  • RHP Trey McNutt (2-3, 4.50) walked two and struck out three in a scoreless eighth frame, picking up his second win of the campaign.
  • RHP Kevin Rhoderick (6.91) converted his first save of the season, fanning two in a perfect ninth inning.

Daytona Cubs (17-17)

Daytona managed just five singles in a 3-0 loss to visiting Charlotte.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.296) recorded his 12th multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-4.
  • DH Zeke DeVoss (.211) went 2-for-4, snapping a three-game hitless skid.
  • OF Jorge Soler (0-for-3, BB, SB) was named Florida State League Player of the Week for the week ending May 12. In four games during the week, he went 7-for-15 (.467) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, four RBI and five runs scored. He has reached base in 10 consecutive games.
  • LHP Frank Del Valle (1.93) struck out two hitters in a scoreless seventh inning. The southpaw is holding opponents to a .158 batting average (3-for-19) with runners in scoring position.

Kane County Cougars (17-17)

Kane County finished its six-game road trip with a 4-0 loss to Clinton. The Cougars went 3-3 on the trip.

  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.236) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base (4).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.295) went 2-for-4, hitting safely in seven of his last eight games.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.230) recorded one of Kane County’s two extra-base hits, going 1-for-4 with his sixth double.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (3.57) struck out five in 2.0-scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/12/13

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Brett Jackson posted his first three-hit game of the season Sunday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

While Iowa fell in the ninth inning, Kane County pulled through in extra innings and Tennessee recorded a shutout Sunday. Daytona had the day off and will hit the field tonight, hosting Charlotte. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (13-21)

Reno scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, stunning Iowa, 9-8.

  • 1B Brad Nelson (.279) hit his team-leading sixth home run of the campaign. He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, the home run and two RBI (22).
  • LF Brett Jackson (.259) recorded his first three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a double (4).
  • CF Dave Sappelt (.174) registered his second straight multi-RBI game, going 1-for-5 with a run scored, a triple (1) and a season-high three RBI (6).
  • PH Ian Stewart (.100) went 1-for-1 with a triple (1) and two RBI (6).
  • RHP Casey Coleman (3.75) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .143 batting average (3-for-21).

Tennessee Smokies (17-18)

Tennessee won its second game in a row with a 5-0 shutout at Jackson.

  • RF Matt Szczur (.287) recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with a double (3) and a team-high two RBI (17). He’s hitting .474 (9-for-19) with four runs and five RBI in his last four contests.
  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.244) went 2-for-4 with a double (5). He’s hit safely in four of his last five games.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.239) extended his hitting streak to five games, going 1-for-2 with a run, a double (10) and a RBI (18).
  • RHP A.J. Morris (6.92) and LHP Zach Rosscup (1.08) each tossed a scoreless inning of relief, preserving the shutout. Opposing hitters are just 1-for-26 (.038) against Rosscup with runners on base.

Kane County Cougars (17-16)

Clinton 3B Patrick Kivlehan ripped a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, defeating the Cougars, 7-6.

  • DH Rock Shoulders (.317) clubbed a grand slam in the sixth inning. He finished 1-for-5 with four RBI (25).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.229) went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, a home run and one RBI (10).
  • C Carlos Escobar (.250) and CF Oliver Zapata (.270) recorded two hits apiece.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.288) went 1-for-5 with a run and a RBI (21). He’s hit safely in six of his last seven games.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.361) went 0-for-2 with a run scored and a season-high three walks. He’s reached base safely in his last 11 games.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/9/13

PUTNAM

Zach Putnam pitched his fourth straight scoreless game Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Tennessee were both defeated Thursday despite offensive success, while Daytona snapped a four-game losing streak. Kane County’s game was postponed due to rain, but will be made up as part of a doubleheader tonight. The rescheduled game marks the Cougars’ 10th postponement this season. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (12-19)

Iowa fell 5-1 at Colorado Springs in the third game of a four-game set.

  • RF Darnell McDonald (1-for-1, HR, R, RBI) hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his second of the season.
  • LF Brett Jackson (.235) went 2-for-4 in his first game since April 30.
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.270) went 2-for-4 with a double (6). He’s 5-for-9 with three doubles in his last two games.
  • RHP Zach Putnam (2 IP, H, K) extended his scoreless streak to four games (5 IP).

Tennessee Smokies (15-17)

Birmingham scored two runs in the ninth inning, defeating Tennessee, 9-7. The Smokies have lost six consecutive games.

  • C Rafael Lopez (.257) extended his hitting streak to seven games with a first-inning, two-run homer. He finished 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • 1B Tim Torres (.368) recorded his first three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a double (1) and two runs.
  • CF Rubi Silva (.288) went 1-for-5 with two stolen bases (6), a triple (4), a run scored and a RBI (17).
  • Tennessee has allowed 51 runs in the past five games, all losses.

Daytona Cubs (17-16)

Daytona snapped a four-game skid with a 4-3 win over first place Dunedin.

  • SS Javier Baez (.244) extended his hitting streak to three games (.308/4-for-13), going 2-for-4 with a double (8), a triple (3), a run scored, a RBI (22) and a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.296) went 2-for-3, recording his team-leading 29th RBI.
  • LF John Andreoli (.333) collected his fourth multi-hit effort in the last six games, going 2-for-4 with a triple (5), a run scored and a RBI (14).
  • DH Taiwan Easterling (.243) notched two singles in three at-bats.
  • LHP Jeffrey Lorick (IP) picked up the win in his first relief appearance of the season with Daytona.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/8/13

LOPEZ

Rafael Lopez continued a six-game hitting streak Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Tennessee, Daytona and Kane County all fell short Wednesday while offensive outbursts led to Iowa’s victory. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (12-18)

Iowa collected 16 hits, defeating host Colorado Spring, 8-6.

  • SS Alberto Gonzalez (.267) reached base five times, going 4-for-5 with a walk, a double (1), a run and a RBI (3).
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.260) went 3-for-5 with two doubles (5), two runs scored and a RBI (20).
  • C J.C. Boscan (.344) reached base four times, going 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RF Brian Bogusevic (2-for-5, BB, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI) and LF Darnell McDonald (2-for-4, BB, R, 2 RBI, SB) added two hits apiece.
  • RHP Esmailin Caridad (3-1, 6.59) earned the win in relief, walking one and fanning one in two scoreless innings.
  • RHP Blake Parker (2.19) converted his fourth save, walking one and fanning one in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (15-16)

Tennessee dropped a 12-11, 14-inning slugfest to visiting Birmingham. The teams combined for 23 runs and 30 hits.

  • C Rafael Lopez (.257) extended his hitting streak to six games, going 3-for-5 with two walks, a double (6), two runs scored and a RBI (8).
  • CF Matt Szczur (.256) went 2-for-7 with a run scored.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.239) reached base four times, going 2-for-5 with two walks, a double (4), two runs scored and a RBI (15).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.292) was 2-for-7 with a homer, a run scored and three RBI (16).
  • 1B Tim Torres (.267) was 2-for-7 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI (2).
  • RHP Kyuji Fujikawa (0.00) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings of relief (16 pitches, 10 strikes, 6 batters faced).

Daytona Cubs (16-16)

Daytona lost its fourth game in a row, falling at St. Lucie 6-5 in 10 innings.

  • RF Jorge Soler (.289) reached base four times, going 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles (7), a homer, two runs scored and two RBI (13).
  • 3B Tim Saunders (.185) went 2-for-5 with a triple (2) and two runs scored.
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.286) reached base twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI (28) and a stolen base (2).
  • RHP Eduardo Figueroa (2.16) fanned three in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief.

Kane County Cougars (14-15)

Kane County was blanked 4-0 at Burlington.

  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.371) recorded his fifth straight, multi-hit game, going 2-for-2 with a walk. He has hit safely in six-straight games overall (.565/13-for-23).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.297) extended his hitting streak to three games, going 1-for-4 with a double (4).
  • RHP Justin Amlung (3.86) and LHP Matt Iannazzo (3.68) combined for four scoreless innings of relief (1 H, 2 BB).

Cubs minor league recap: 5/6/13

RUSIN

LHP Chris Rusin earned a win Monday after five scoreless innings of relief for Iowa. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa collected a win Monday while Kane County had its six-game win streak snapped and Daytona picked up its second-straight loss. Tennessee had the day off and will host Birmingham tonight. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (11-17)

Iowa recorded six extra-base hits in a 6-2 victory against visiting Oklahoma City.

  • 3B Josh Vitters (.353 AVG.) clubbed his second home run in three games, going 1-for-2 with the homer and two RBI (4).
  • 1B Edwin Maysonet (.242) went 2-for-4 with a double (2), a home run and a team-high three RBI (11).
  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.419) reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two runs scored, two walks, a triple (2) and one RBI (12). He’s hit safely in 14 of his last 15 contests.
  • RHP Matt Garza (2.70 ERA) allowed one run on three hits in 3.1 innings in his second rehabilitation start (first with Iowa); 37 of Garza’s 54 pitches were strikes.
  • LHP Chris Rusin (2-3, 3.79) scattered three hits in five scoreless innings of relief to pick up his second win of the campaign. The southpaw is holding right-handed hitters to a .230 batting average (26-for-113).

Daytona Cubs (16-14)

Daytona dropped its second-straight contest, falling at St. Lucie, 6-2.

  • RF Jorge Soler (.268) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a triple (1), a home run and one RBI (11).
  • LF John Andreoli (.343) extended his hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-4 with a double (3) and a stolen base (10). He’s hitting .394 (13-for-33) during the streak.
  • LHP Frank Del Valle (2.08) and RHP Austin Reed (8.31) each tossed two scoreless innings of relief. Left-handed hitters are just 3-for-15 (.200) against Del Valle this season.

Kane County Cougars (14-14)

Kane County had its six-game winning streak snapped in an 11-8 loss to visiting Dayton. The Cougars scored the final seven runs of the game after falling behind, 11-1.

  • RF-P Bijan Rademacher (.353) recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with a run scored, a RBI (11) and a stolen base (3). He made his second appearance of the season on the mound, tossing a perfect ninth inning.
  • LF-RF Pin-Chieh Chen (.259) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two walks and two RBI (8).
  • 1B Daniel Vogelbach (.299) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double (3) and two RBI (20). He has drawn a free pass in three straight games.
  • RHP Eddie Orozco (4.82) tossed a season-high, two scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/5/13

VITTERS

Josh Vitters recorded two multi-hit games Sunday with the I-Cubs. (Photo by Stephen Green)

While Daytona and Tennessee both tallied a loss Sunday, Iowa split its doubleheader while Kane County captured a six-game win streak. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (10-17)

Game 1: Iowa used a three-run fourth inning to beat visiting Oklahoma City, 5-2.

  • DH Josh Vitters (.250 AVG) clubbed his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth inning. He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, the home run and two RBI (2).
  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.414) recorded his 12th multi-hit game of the campaign, going 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, two doubles (9) and one stolen base (6).
  • RHP Kyuji Fujikawa (0.00 ERA) tossed 1.0 scoreless inning of relief in his first game with Iowa as part of a rehabilitation assignment. He struck out two and walked one while throwing 21 pitches (11 strikes).
  • RHP Esmailin Caridad (2-1, 7.71) picked up his second win of the season, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning of relief while fanning one.

Game 2: Iowa couldn’t complete the doubleheader sweep, dropping a 4-3, 10-inning decision to Oklahoma City.

  • 3B Josh Vitters (.385) registered his second multi-hit game of the day, going 3-for-5.
  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.418) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a RBI (11). He’s hit safely in 13 of his last 14 contests.
  • RHP Yoanner Negrin (2.70) struck out three batters in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (15-14)

Tennessee suffered its second-straight shutout and the fourth in its last seven games, falling 6-0 at Mississippi.

  • LF Matt Szczur (.259) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base (9).
  • LHP Zach Rosscup (1.46) worked a spotless seventh inning while fanning one. He owns a 1.23 ERA (ER/7.1 IP) in his last six appearances.
  • RHP Marcus Hatley (2.31) struck out two in 1.0 scoreless inning of relief. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .150 batting average (3-for-20).

Daytona Cubs (16-13)

St. Lucie pinch-hitter Matt Reynolds delivered a walk-off infield single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Daytona, 1-0.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.314) extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 1-for-3 with a stolen base (2). He’s hitting .459 (17-for-37) with eight RBI during the streak.
  • LF John Andreoli (.337) went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to seven games. He owns a .369 batting average (31-for-84) against right-handed pitchers this season.
  • RHP Yeiper Castillo extended his scoreless-innings streak to 15. The righty has fanned 21 hitters during the streak.

Kane County Cougars (14-13)

Kane County extended its winning streak to six games with a 2-0 shutout of visiting Dayton.

  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.263) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double (7).
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.280) extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 2-for-3 with a RBI (14). He’s hitting .391 (9-for-23) during the streak.
  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.301) recorded his second-straight, multi-walk game, going 1-for-2 with a double (2), a RBI (18) and two walks.
  • LHP Nathan Dorris (2.19) tossed 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, converting his second save of the campaign.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/2/13

VILLANUEVA

Smokies third baseman Christian Villanueva snapped a four-game hitless run Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Tennessee and Daytona both captured a win with offensive outbursts Thursday while inclement weather forced Iowa and Kane County to reschedule their matchups. The Cougars will face Bowling Green in a doubleheader this afternoon, but the I-Cubs postponed their make-up for June 8, when they host another series with Round Rock. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Tennessee Smokies (15-11)

Tennessee recorded its second shutout in three games, blanking host Mississippi 7-0 in the second of a five-game set.

  • RHP Dallas Beeler has tossed five-consecutive quality starts and has not allowed a run in his last two (13.2 IP).
  • CF Rubi Silva (.318) went 3-for-4 with a walk, a triple (3) and two runs scored. He reached base a season-high four times.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.214) hit his first home run of the season in the eighth inning. He went 1-for-3 with two walks, the homer, two runs scored and a RBI (7).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.211) snapped a four-game, hitless skid, going 2-for-5 with a stolen base (3), a run scored and a RBI (16).
  • 2B Ryan Torreyes (.333) recorded his fourth multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-5 with a double (3) and a run scored.

Daytona Cubs (15-12)

Daytona defeated Lakeland 6-2, extending its season-best winning streak to five games. The two teams combined for 20 singles and three extra-base hits.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.309) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.483/14-for-29) with a second-inning RBI single.
  • DH Stephen Bruno (.362) went 2-for-4 with a double (8), two runs scored and a RBI (7).
  • 2B Anthony Giansanti (.333) recorded his second-consecutive, multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a RBI (4).
  • LF John Andreoli (.323) stole a base (9), scored a run and extended his hitting streak to five games (.333/7-for-21).
  • RHP David Cales (1.0 IP, H, BB, K) hasn’t been scored upon in 6.0 innings this season (four appearances).
  • LHP Austin Kirk earned his fourth victory, tied for the most wins in the Florida State League. He is the only pitcher in the Cubs organization with four wins.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/1/13

WATKINS

Second baseman Logan Watkins recorded his fourth multi-hit game in five days with the I-Cubs. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Tennessee and Kane County both secured a win Wednesday while Iowa and Daytona struggled to find power at the plate. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (9-16)

Iowa mustered only four hits in a 1-0 setback vs. visiting Round Rock.

  • 2B Logan Watkins (.279) went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk, reaching base all four times. He recorded his fourth multi-hit game in five days (.450/9-for-20).
  • DH Ryan Sweeney (.351) went 1-for-4 and has hit safely in 17 of 21 games this season.
  • 3B Ian Stewart (.091) went 0-for-4 in the 13th game of his rehabilitation assignment.
  • LHP Chris Rusin struck out a season-best five batters in 7.0 innings, tying his longest outing of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (14-11)

Tennessee fell 3-0 in a rain-shortened, 5.0-inning game at Mississippi.

  • RHP Matt Garza threw 42 pitches (25 strikes), facing 10 batters in his first rehab start with Tennessee. He collected six groundouts, a flyout, walked two and allowed a single.
  • LF Rubi Silva (.298) went 1-for-2 with a single.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.208) collected a base hit for the seventh time in eight games.

Daytona Cubs (14-12)

Daytona defeated Palm Beach 3-1, completing a four-game sweep of the Cardinals. The D-Cubs have won six of their last seven games.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.312) registered his third multi-RBI game in four days, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, two doubles (10) and two RBI (15). He extended his hitting streak to seven games (.520/13-for-25).
  • 2B Tony Giansanti (.296) went 2-for-3 with a RBI (3) in his first start at second base this season.
  • RF Jorge Soler (.275) doubled (5), stole a base (2) and scored a run as part of a 1-for-3 outing.
  • RHP Ben Wells pitched a season-best 7.0 innings, allowing only four batters to reach base.

Kane County Cougars (10-13)

Dan Vogelbach hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, giving Kane County a 5-4 victory over Bowling Green in the opener of a three-game set.

  • Vogelbach (.309) extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20) with the 10th-inning RBI single (1-for-5, 2 RBI).
  • RF Pin-Chieh Chen (.254) recorded his second-consecutive, multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a double (3), a stolen base (5) and two runs scored.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.244) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double (4) and a run scored.
  • RHP Pierce Johnson pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season. He has struck out 25 while walking seven in five starts (24.2 IP).

Cubs minor league recap: 4/30/13

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Infielder Brent Lillibridge has hit safely in seven of eight games in Iowa. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Daytona and Kane County all earned victories while Tennessee had the day off Monday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (9-15)

Iowa recorded six extra-base hits in a 7-2 victory over visiting Round Rock.

  • RHP Guillermo Moscoso (1-0) started and pitched five innings, surrendering one earned run on three hits and striking out six for the win.
  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.420) extended his hitting streak to 11 games, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two doubles (7), a triple (1) and one RBI (10). He’s hitting .475 (19-for-40) during the streak.
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.244) reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs, a homer and two RBI (19).
  • LF Brent Lillibridge (.419) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a home run and one RBI (4). He has hit safely in seven of his first eight games with Iowa.
  • 3B Ian Stewart (.100) went 0-for-4 in the 12th game of his rehabilitation assignment.
  • RHP Casey Coleman (3.38) and RHP Rafael Dolis (3.52) each tossed a scoreless inning of relief. Dolis is holding left-handed hitters to a .118 batting average (2-for-17).

Daytona Cubs (13-12)

Daytona used a five-run seventh inning to rout visiting Palm Beach, 11-4. The D-Cubs have won three in a row and five of their last six games.

  • RHP Zach Cates (3-2) didn’t surrender a hit in six innings, striking out seven and walking three. He has not allowed a run in his last 12.1 innings.
  • CF Zeke DeVoss (.244) recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the campaign, going 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs scored, a double (3) and one RBI (13).
  • SS Javier Baez (.262), the reigning FSL Player of the Week, extended his hitting streak to a season-high six games, going 1-for-5 with a run scored, a double (7) and two RBI (17).
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.300) registered his fifth multi-RBI game of the season, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (8) and two RBI (13).

Kane County Cougars (9-13)

Kane County scored nine runs in the final three innings, defeating Lake County 13-9. The two teams combined for 22 runs, 32 hits and 13 extra-base hits.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.315) homered for the third-straight game, going 4-for-6 with the home run (5) and two RBI (14).
  • RF Pin-Chieh Chen (.242) went 4-for-6 with a run scored, a double (2) and three RBI (6).
  • LF Rock Shoulders (.370) and SS Wes Darvill (.375) each scored three runs while adding two hits apiece.
  • C Yaniel Cabezas (.545) recorded his second straight, three-hit game, going 3-for-6 with two RBI (3).
  • DH Willson Contreras (.326) went 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, a home run and one RBI (10).
  • RHP Justin Amlung (3-0, 4.76) earned the win, tossing 3.0 innings of one-run relief.
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