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Cubs minor league recap: 5/30/13

CABRERA

Alberto Cabrera has captured three quality starts in his last four appearances while also leading the Smokies in strikeouts. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Daytona both struggled in setbacks Thursday while Tennessee continued its hot streak with its fourth win in five consecutive outings. Kane County’s game at Quad Cities was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, and the match will not be rescheduled. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-28)

Iowa dropped its second consecutive game on the road, falling 6-1 to host Nashville.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.361) went 1-for-1 with a RBI (20). He ranks second in the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage (.462) and fourth in batting average (.361/60-for-166).
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.229) extended his hitting streak to three games (.286/4-for-14), going 2-for-5 with a stolen base (5).
  • RHP Blake Parker allowed one hit and struck out three batters in a scoreless ninth frame. He has a 2.04 ERA (4 ER/17.2 IP) in 16 relief appearances.

Tennessee Smokies (28-24)

Tennessee continued its hot streak, defeating first-place Birmingham, 5-1. The Smokies have won four of their last five games.

  • LF Anthony Giansanti (.343) extended his hitting streak to four games (.385/5-for-13), going 2-for-4 with two doubles (5) and two runs scored.
  • DH Ty Wright (.250) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (15).
  • CF Matt Szczur (.286) recorded his 10th multi-hit game of May, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple (2) and run scored.
  • C Chad Noble (.357) collected his second two-hit game in three days and has hit safely in all three contests (.500/5-for-10). He picked up his first two RBI with the Smokies this season (5 games).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.271) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP Albert Cabrera recorded his third quality start in his last four appearances and leads the team with 66 strikeouts in 65.2 IP.

Daytona Cubs (26-25)

Daytona mustered only three hits in a 5-4 setback at home vs. Tampa.

  • DH Ben Carhart (.262) went 1-for-4 with a home run, run scored and two RBI (25). He has recorded a base hit in seven of his last nine games.
  • SS Javier Baez (.264) homered for the second time in three games, finishing 1-for-4 with a run scored and RBI (29).
  • 3B Tim Saunders (.178) went 1-for-3 with a run scored, RBI (10) and stolen base (15). His 15 stolen bases rank fifth in the Florida State League, tied with teammate John Andreoli.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/29/13

COLEMAN

Casey Coleman has recorded scoreless appearances in his last three outings. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa’s comeback attempt fell short, Tennessee three-game winnings streak was snapped and Kane County struggled at the plate, though Daytona captured its fourth shutout win of the season. Despite the scoreboard setbacks, here are some highlights from Wednesday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-27)

Iowa put the go-ahead run on base in the ninth inning, but was unable to complete the comeback bid, falling 4-3 at Nashville.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.358) went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. He ranks second in the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage (.459) and sixth in batting average (.358/59-for-165).
  • C J.C. Boscan (.296) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RHP Casey Coleman (3 IP, 2 BB, 2 K) has recorded three straight, scoreless appearances (8.2 IP).

Tennessee Smokies (27-24)

Tennessee’s three-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-3 loss at first place Birmingham.

  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.280) collected his fourth, three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a triple (1), extending his hitting streak to eight games (.333/10-for-30).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.254) went 1-for-4 with a double (17), a run scored and two RBI (27).
  • RHP A.J. Morris (3.1 IP, 3 H, R, 5 K) recorded season highs in innings pitched and strikeouts.

Daytona Cubs (26-24)

Daytona collected its fourth shutout of the season, blanking Tampa 3-0.

  • LF John Andreoli (.317) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.444/16-for-36), going 2-for-3 with a double (6), a run scored and a RBI (18).
  • CF Zeke DeVoss (.228) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.311) collected his Florida State League-leading 43rd RBI, finishing 1-for-3.
  • RHP Yao-Lin Wang (3 IP, H, BB, 5 K) converted his second save of the season, tying a season-high with five strikeouts.

Kane County Cougars (24-27)

Kane County mustered only five hits in a 2-1 setback at Quad Cities.

  • DH Marco Hernandez (.255) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • C Carlos Escobar (.217) went 2-for-4 with a ninth-inning RBI single.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.263) collected two walks in four plate appearances. He has walked six times in the last four games.
  • On Tuesday, OF Albert Almora was named Midwest League Player of the Week for the week of May 20-26 after batting .538 (14-for-26) with five doubles. He has recorded multi-hit efforts in four of his first seven games.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/28/13

BAEZ

Shortstop Javier Baez blasted a walk-off, two-run homer in extra innings to lead the D-Cubs to victory. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona all collected a win Tuesday while Kane County was unable to recover in a rain-shortened outing. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-26)

Iowa defeated host Nashville, 6-2. The I-Cubs have won nine of their last 11 games.

  • 1B Brent Lillibridge (.274) homered for the second consecutive game, going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI (6).
  • 3B Edwin Maysonet (.270) hit his fourth home run in his last seven games and tallied three RBI (20).
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double (4) and a run scored.
  • LHP Chris Rusin recorded his longest outing of the season, throwing 97 pitches in eight innings.

Tennessee Smokies (27-23)

Tennessee scored a run in three consecutive innings and held on to defeat first-place Birmingham, 3-2.

  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.254) went 2-for-4 with a double (16), a triple (1) and a run scored.
  • DH Arismendy Alcantara (.270) hit a game-tying, solo home run in the fourth inning, finishing 1-for-4.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks recorded his fourth consecutive quality start, finishing May with a 4-1 record and a 1.96 ERA (7 ER/32.1 IP).
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.1 IP, H) converted the save, improving to a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities.

Daytona Cubs (25-24)

Javier Baez blasted a walk-off, two-run homer in the 11th inning, lifting Daytona to a 6-4 victory over visiting Tampa.

  • SS Javier Baez (.268) finished 2-for-6 with the two-run homer.
  • LF John Andreoli (.312) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.424/14-for-33), going 2-for-6 with a run.
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.267) went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • LHP Frank Del Valle (2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, K) earned the win in relief, improving to 3-0.

Kane County Cougars (24-26)

Kane County suffered a 7-5 setback at Quad Cities in a rain-shortened, six-inning affair.

  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.292) homered for the second consecutive game, going 1-for-3 with a run and three RBI (35).
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.273) extended his hitting streak to 10 games (.359/14-for-39), going 2-for-3 with two runs.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.240) went 1-for-3 with a triple (2) and two RBI (15).
  • RHP Lendy Castillo (2 IP, H, BB, 2 K) threw two scoreless innings of relief, his second consecutive scoreless outing.

Cubs Minor league recap: 5/27/13

SCHLITTER

Brian Schlitter made his first appearance for the I-Cubs Sunday after starting the season with Tennessee. (Photo by Stephen Green)

While Iowa’s five-game winning streak was snapped after an early setback Monday, Tennessee and Kane County both rallied late for comeback victories. Daytona had the day off but will be back on the field tonight against visiting Tampa. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (23-26)

Iowa was victimized by a four-run, third inning in a 4-3 loss to visiting Oklahoma City. The loss snapped Iowa’s five-game winning streak.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.369) reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a double (13) and two runs scored.
  • 1B Brent Lillibridge (.264) blasted his third home run of the season, a fifth-inning solo shot.
  • LF Darnell McDonald (.202) went 0-for-1 with two walks, a stolen base (5) and a RBI (12).
  • RHP Brian Schlitter (2 IP, 2 H, 3 K) made his first appearance for Iowa after allowing only two earned runs in 21.2 innings for Double-A Tennessee to begin the season.

Tennessee Smokies (26-23)

Tennessee rallied for a run in the seventh inning and two in the eighth to defeat Huntsville, 8-6, in the final game of a five-game series.

  • 2B Ronald Torreyes (.236) snapped a five-game hitless skid, going 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and three RBI (14).
  • LF Ty Wright (.247) went 2-for-4 with a double (7) and two runs scored.
  • C Chad Noble (.286) collected his first hits of the season with Tennessee after beginning the season at Daytona. He went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double (1) and a run scored.
  • RHP Tony Zych (2 IP, H, K) tossed two scoreless innings, earning the win in relief.

Kane County Cougars (24-25)

Kane County tallied five runs in the eighth inning, surging past visiting Beloit, 8-4. The Cougars have won four of their last five games.

  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.292) went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI (32).
  • RF-CF Oliver Zapata (.265) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.333/12-for-36), going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.238) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI (13).
  • RHP Steve Perakslis (3 IP, H, R, BB, 3 K) earned his first victory of the season, allowing no earned runs in three innings of relief.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/23/13

CASTILLO

Lendy Castillo fanned a season-high nine batters in 5.1 innings of relief. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Tennessee both captured a win with shutout performances Thursday while Daytona fell despite offensive power and Kane County dropped an early lead. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (19-25)

Iowa plated two, first-inning runs, blanking visiting Las Vegas 4-0. The I-Cubs have won four of their last five games.

  • 2B Logan Watkins (.233) went 2-for-4 with a homer, a run scored and a team-high two RBI (10).
  • LF Dave Sappelt (.308) extended his hitting streak to five games (.563/9-for-16), going 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI (10).
  • 3B Josh Vitters (.262) reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies (24-21)

Tennessee plated two, fourth-inning runs, blanking Hunstville 2-0.

  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.271) reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a homer, a run scored, a RBI (23) and a stolen base (14).
  • RF Tim Torres (.283) went 1-for-3 with a double (5) and a RBI (4).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.266) was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
  • RHP Marcus Hatley (3.00) converted his second save, allowing a hit and a walk while fanning one in a scoreless ninth frame.

Daytona Cubs (23-22)

Despite collecting 12 hits, Daytona dropped an 8-4 decision at Jupiter.

  • CF John Andreoli (.305) went 3-for-5 with a triple (6) and a team-high two runs scored.
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.325) recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the month, going 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly RBI, his team-leading 40th RBI of the season.
  • SS Tim Saunders (.179) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base (13).

Kane County Cougars (20-23)

Kane County squandered an 8-4, fourth inning lead, dropping a 9-8, 14-inning marathon at Peoria.

  • CF Albert Almora (.636) went 4-for-7 with two doubles (3), a run scored and a RBI (2) in his second game with the Cougars.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.267) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.417/15-for-36), going 2-for-7 with a double (16) and a team-high four RBI (16).
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.231) reached base three times, going 1-for-5 with two walks, a team-high three runs scored and two RBI (11).
  • RHP Lendy Castillo (6.93) scattered five hits and two walks while fanning a season-high nine in 5.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • LHP Jeff Antigua (2.91) fanned four in two perfect innings of relief.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/22/13

MAYSONET

Edwin Maysonet was one of three I-Cubs players to blast a homer Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Kane County were unable to recover from sizable deficits Wednesday while Daytona secured its sixth win in its last seven outings. Tennessee had the day off but will take the field tonight, hosting Huntsville. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (18-25)

Las Vegas hit three home runs in the first four innings, defeating Iowa 9-4, snapping the Cubs three-game winning streak.

  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.370) homered for the third straight game, extending his hitting streak to four games (.455/5-for-11).
  • 2B Edwin Maysonet (.253) went 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and a RBI (13).
  • LF Dave Sappelt (.286) extended his hitting streak to four games (.538/7-for-13), going 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • RHP Casey Coleman (3 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K) pitched a season-high three innings, allowing no runs.

Daytona Cubs (23-21)

Daytona led 6-1 after three innings, cruising to an 8-4 victory at Jupiter, the Cubs’ sixth win in their last seven games.

  • LF John Andreoli (.296) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. He has collected at least three hits in five games this season.
  • SS Javier Baez (.266) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.368/14-for-38), going 1-for-5 with a double (12), two runs scored and a RBI (25).
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.319) recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the month, going 2-for-5 with two RBI (39). He leads the Florida State League with 39 RBI.
  • Austin Kirk earned his fifth win of the season, tops in the Cubs organization.

Kane County Cougars (20-23)

Kane County collected 10 hits, but mustered only two runs in a 9-2 setback at Peoria.

  • CF Albert Almora (.750) went 3-for-4 with a double (1), a run scored and a RBI (1) in his first game of the season.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.266) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.448/13-for-29), going 1-for-4.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.259) went 1-for-4 with a triple (4) and a run scored.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.285) doubled and knocked in a run in four at-bats.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/21/13

BOGUSEVIC

Brian Bogusevic collected two homers in a doubleheader set Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa swept a doubleheader, Daytona’s late offensive outburst led to victory and Tennessee fell in a narrow 11-inning loss Tuesday. Kane County had the day off, but the Cougars return to the field tonight at Peoria. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (18-24)

Game 1: Iowa scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to walk off with a 2-1 victory over Las Vegas in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (1-for-3, HR, R, RBI) hit a game-tying home run, leading off the bottom of the seventh.
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.286) went 1-for-3, driving in the game-winning run with a two-out RBI-single.
  • RHP Esmailin Caridad (3 IP, H, BB, 2 K) tossed a season-high, 3.0-scoreless frames.
  • RHP Rafael Dolis (IP, BB, 3 K) earned his first win, striking out three in a scoreless seventh frame.

Game 2: Las Vegas scored five runs in the sixth inning to tie the game, but Iowa answered with a run in the bottom of the frame, winning 6-5 and sweeping the doubleheader.

  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.368) homered in both games of the doubleheader, including a go-ahead blast in the bottom of the sixth inning. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and a RBI (17), extending his hitting streak to three games (.444/4-for-9).
  • LF Darnell McDonald (.221) collected two doubles (5) and two RBI (10) in four at-bats.
  • RF Dave Sappelt (.261) extended his hitting streak to three games (.500/5-for-10), going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI (9).
  • RHP Zach Putnam (IP, BB, K) converted his sixth save of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (23-21)

Chattanooga walked-off with a 5-4, 11-inning victory over Tennessee.

  • CF Rubi Silva (.265) went 2-for-5 with a triple (5) and two RBI. He has reached base five times in his last 10 plate appearances.
  • LF Tim Torres (.280) collected his third multi-hit game this month, going 2-for-5 with a double (4) and a run.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.143) collected his first multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.265) extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20) with a first-inning double.

Daytona Cubs (22-21)

Daytona scored five runs in the 10th inning, pulling away from Jupiter, 7-2.

  • SS Javier Baez (.268) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.394/13-for-33), going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base (4).
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.272) went 3-for-5 with a double (11) and a run scored.
  • RF Jorge Soler (.299) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (20). He is hitting .462 (12-for-26) with five runs and four RBI over his last six games.
  • C Chad Noble (.231) and DH Chadd Krist (.345) each went 2-for-4.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/16/13

MOTA

Jonathan Mota claimed his fifth two-hit game of the season Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Tennessee both tallied a win Thursday, while Kane County split its doubleheader and Daytona continued to struggle in its fourth-straight loss. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (15-22)

Matt Garza and Brooks Raley combined on a four-hitter in a 1-0 victory vs. Tucson.

  • RHP Matt Garza threw 75 pitches, 53 for strikes, in his fourth rehab start. He faced twenty batters, allowing two singles while striking out six.
  • LHP Brooks Raley walked one and allowed two hits in a three scoreless innings of relief, converting his first save.
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.254) went 1-for-2 with a stolen base (3) and knocked in the game’s only run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning.
  • CF Dave Sappelt (.167) scored a run for the fourth consecutive game in a 1-for-4 effort.

Tennessee Smokies (20-19)

The Smokies defeated host Jackson 6-4 behind two home runs from DH Ty Wright.

  • DH Ty Wright (.254) hit two-run homers in the first and third innings and collected season-highs in both runs scored (2) and RBI (4).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.252) went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He’s hit safely in five of six games.
  • 1B Jonathan Mota (.238) recorded his fifth two-hit game of the season, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.266) went 2-for-4 with a RBI, extending his hitting streak to four games (.353/6-for-17).
  • RHP A.J. Morris (3 IP, 3 K) tossed 3.0-perfect innings, earning his second win of the season.

Daytona Cubs (17-20)

Daytona lost its fourth-consecutive game, falling 12-7 to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.298) went 3-for-5 with a double (6), a homer, two runs scored and his team-leading 30th RBI.
  • DH Chadd Krist (.500) went 3-for-3 with two doubles (2), a run scored and five RBI.
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.287) scored two runs, going 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • LF Taiwan Easterling (.234) went 1-for-4 with a RBI (12) and a stolen base (5).
  • RHP Hunter Cervenka (IP, H) has not allowed an earned run in his last seven relief appearances (14.2 IP).

Kane County Cougars (19-19)

Game 1: Kane County scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away from Peoria, 5-0, in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (3-for-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI) recorded a season-high three RBI.
  • SS Marco Hernandez (3-for-3, 2 R) collected his third multi-hit effort in the last four games.
  • C Willson Contreras (.307) recorded his third-straight, multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.254) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a RBI (9).

Game 2: Peoria scored six runs in the third inning to defeat Kane County, 6-2, in the nightcap.

  • SS Marco Hernandez (.271) extended his hitting streak to three games (.333/6-for-9) with a second-inning, two-run homer.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.235) went 2-for-3 with two doubles (12).
  • RHP Steve Perakslis (3 IP, 3 H, 2 K) threw a season-high 3.0 innings.
  • Kane County committed six errors leading to six unearned runs.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/15/13

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Javier Baez has hit safely in five of the last six games for the D-Cubs. (Photo by Stephen Green)

While Tennessee and Daytona were both unable to overcome sizable run deficits, Kane County snapped a three-game skid with a shutout victory Wednesday. Iowa had the day off, but will return to the field tonight against Tuscon with RHP Matt Garza on the mound for his fourth rehabilitation start. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s games:

Tennessee Smokies (19-19)

Tennessee had its four-game winning streak snapped with an 8-4 loss at Jackson.

  • RF Matt Szczur (.301) extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 1-for-4 with his third stolen base of the season. He’s hitting .455 (15-for-33) with four runs and six RBI during the streak, raising his batting average by 45 points.
  • C Jair Fernandez (.267) clubbed his first home run of the campaign. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk, the home run, two RBI (8) and one stolen base (1).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.250) went 1-for-4 with a RBI (20), extending his hitting streak to eight games. He’s hitting .414 (12-for-29) with four doubles, a home run and four RBI during the stretch.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.245) went 2-for-3 with a run scored. He’s hitting safely in four of five games.

Daytona Cubs (17-19)

Charlotte used a 15-hit attack to defeat Daytona, 7-1. The Cubs have dropped three-straight games and seven of eight.

  • LF John Andreoli (.323) went 1-for-3 with a walk. He is hitting .361 (35-for-97) with five triples and 14 RBI against right-handed pitchers.
  • SS Javier Baez (.238) went 1-for-4 and has hit safely in five of six games.
  • LHP Sheldon McDonald (3.00) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last four appearances (6 IP).

Kane County Cougars (18-18)

Kane County snapped its three-game skid, blanking Peoria 4-0.

  • C Willson Contreras (.294) recorded his second-straight, multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a triple and two RBI (18).
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.360) and 1B Dan Vogelbach (.292) recorded two hits apiece.
  • SS Marco Hernandez (.248) went 2-for-3 with a RBI (11).
  • RHP Taylor Scott tossed a season-high 7.1 innings, earning his second win of the campaign. He owns a 1.47 ERA (3 ER/18.1 IP) in three May starts after posting a 4.05 ERA (9 ER/20 IP) in four April starts.
  • LHP Nathan Dorris (1.69) hurled 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, converting his third save.

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.
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