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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: 4/29/13

PARKER

In eight games, RHP Blake Parker has held right-handed hitters to a .059 average. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Daytona captured a win in a rain-shortened game Monday while Iowa fell short despite an offensive outburst. Tennessee walked away from its doubleheader with a win and a loss, but Kane County struggled to collect a victory in its back-to-back matchup. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (8-15)

Iowa dropped a 10-9 decision to visiting Round Rock even though eight different I-Cubs collected a hit. The two teams combined for 19 runs, 24 hits and four home runs.

  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.403) extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 1-for-5 with a RBI (9). He’s hitting .444 (16-for-36) during that stretch.
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.224) went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, two doubles (3) and three RBI (17). The four hits and three RBI marked season highs.
  • DH Brett Jackson (.233) homered for the second-consecutive game, going 1-for-4 with a walk, the home run and two RBI (9). Jackson did not homer in his first 16 games prior to April 28′s blast.
  • SS Logan Watkins (.263) recorded his third-straight, multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a RBI (5).
  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.377) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. He is hitting .396 (19-for-48) against right-handed pitchers.
  • 3B Ian Stewart (.111) went 1-for-4 with a walk in the 11th game of his rehabilitation assignment.
  • RHP Blake Parker (2.70) worked a scoreless ninth frame. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .059 batting average (1-for-17) through eight appearances.

Tennessee Smokies (14-10)

Game 1: Tennessee managed just two hits in a 3-0 loss vs. Pensacola in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • CF Matt Szczur (.294) went 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. He’s hitting .324 (12-for-37) with a home run and five RBI during the streak.
  • 2B Ronald Torreyes (.333) went 1-for-3 with a stolen base (1).
  • RHP Frank Batista (0.90 ERA) and RHP Tony Zych (3.09) each tossed a scoreless inning of relief. Batista is holding right-handed hitters to a .143 batting average (3-for-21) while Zych is limiting righties to a .185 mark (5-for-27).

Game 2: Tennessee’s Jae-Hoon Ha hit a pinch-hit, walk-off, three-run home run to beat Pensacola 3-0 in the nightcap.

  • PH Ha (.313) recorded a season-high three RBI (13) with the walk-off blast. The clout snapped a 23-game homerless drought.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks (3.12) received a no-decision despite tossing 6.0-scoreless innings. He owns a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) in his last two starts.
  • RHP Marcus Hatley (1-0, 2.79) fired a scoreless inning of relief while striking out two, earning his first win of the season.

Daytona Cubs (12-12)

Daytona earned a 2-1, rain-shortened victory over visiting Palm Beach. The game was called in the eighth inning due to heavy rain.

  • DH Dustin Geiger (.314) extended his hitting streak to five games, going 1-for-2 with a walk, a home run and one RBI (22).
  • LF John Andreoli (.322) went 1-for-4 with one RBI (11). He’s reached base safely in 10 straight games.
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.291) went 1-for-3 with a double (7). He is hitting .385 (10-for-26) with runners in scoring position.
  • RHP Yeiper Castillo (3.86) struck out a season-high eight batters. He’s allowed just three hits and no runs in his last five outings (9.0 IP).
  • LHP Hunter Cervenka (1-0, 2.31) earned his first win of the season, allowing one run on one hit while striking out four in two innings of relief.
  • SS Javier Baez was named Florida State League Player of the Week for the week of April 22-28. He batted .435 (10-for-23) with two home runs and three doubles while slugging .826.

Kane County Cougars (8-13)

Game 1: Kane County surrendered five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, falling 7-6 to Lake County in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • 1B Daniel Vogelbach (.288) clubbed his third homer of the season, going 1-for-4 with the clout and two RBI (11).
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.384) blasted his team-leading fifth home run of the campaign. He finished 1-for-3 with the bomb and two RBI (15).
  • C Willson Contreras (.310) recorded his fourth multi-hit game of the campaign, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base (2).

Game 2: Lake County completed the doubleheader sweep of the Cougars with a 4-2 victory.

  • 1B Daniel Vogelbach (.289) went 1-for-3 with one RBI (12) while hitting his second home run of the day.
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.250) went 1-for-1 with a walk and one stolen base (5).
  • RHP Steve Perakslis (7.59) hurled a scoreless inning of relief. Lead-off hitters are just 1-for-10 (.100) against him.

Cubs minor league recap: 4/28/13

LILLIBRIDGE

Brent Lillibridge finished a triple shy of the cycle Sunday with the I-Cubs. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Daytona both captured a win Sunday, while rain kept Tennessee and Kane County from taking the field. One of the Smokies’ doubleheader games scheduled for Sunday will now be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Monday; the other game will not be rescheduled. The Cougars’ game, which marks their eighth postponement this season, will also be played as part of a doubleheader Monday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (8-14)

Iowa collected 13 hits, including four home runs, beating host Omaha, 10-6.

  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.417) extended his hitting streak to nine games, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run and three RBI (8). He’s hitting .484 (15-for-31) during the streak.
  • DH Brett Jackson (.232) blasted his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the second inning. He finished 1-for-5 with a walk, the home run and a season-high three RBI (7).
  • 1B Brent Lillibridge (.455) finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, a double (2), a home run and one RBI (3).
  • 3B Ian Stewart (.094) went 0-for-2 with three walks, two runs scored and one RBI (4) in the 10th game of his rehabilitation assignment.
  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.369) belted his team-leading sixth homer, going 1-for-4 with a walk, the home run and two RBI (16).

Daytona Cubs (11-12)

Daytona hitters walked eight times and stole four bases in a 7-4 victory over visiting Palm Beach.

  • SS Javier Baez (.263) recorded his team-leading fifth longball of the season, going 2-for-4 with the home run and two RBI (15). He has hit safely in five of his last six contests.
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.289) recorded his third three-hit game of the campaign, going 3-for-4 with a season-high three RBI (11). The 2012 draftee is hitting .385 (10-for-26) with runners in scoring position.
  • 2B Tim Saunders (.216) registered his third multi-hit game of the year, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a RBI (5) and two stolen bases (7).
  • RHP P.J. Francescon earned his second win, recording his first quality start of the campaign. The righty has a 2.45 ERA (3 ER/11.0 IP) over his last two starts.

Cubs minor league recap: 4/26 & 4/27

CABRERA

Alberto Cabrera gave up a season-low three hits during the Smokies’ Friday win. (Photo by Stephen Green)

While Iowa lost on Friday and Saturday, Daytona and Kane County split their Friday and Saturday games. Tennessee’s Saturday matchup was rained out after their Friday win solidified back-to-back victories. Here are some highlights from this weekend’s action:

Iowa Cubs (7-14)

The I-Cubs scored two runs in the ninth inning to send Friday’s game to extra innings, but Omaha notched off a walk-off victory in the tenth to win 5-4. On Saturday, Omaha used a six-run first inning to rout Iowa 13-2.

  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.404) extended his hitting streak to 12 games (.391/18-for-46) Friday, with a two-run homer in the fourth inning. He went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBI (14).
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.194) hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning of Friday’s game to tie it up for extra-innings.
  • 2B-CF Logan Watkins (.243) recorded two of Iowa’s five hits in their Saturday loss. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a triple (2) and one RBI (4).
  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.397) extended his hitting streak to eight games Saturday, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base (5). He’s hitting .444 (12-for-27) during the streak.

Tennessee Smokies (13-9)

Tennessee won its second-consecutive game over visiting Pensacola 5-3 Friday, but was unable to take the field Saturday due to rain. The postponed game was rescheduled for Sunday as part of a day-night doubleheader.

  • LF Rubi Silva (.303) went 2-for-4 with a triple (2), homer, a run scored, and three RBI (13).
  • RF Jae-Hoon Ha (.312) walked and singled twice in four plate appearances, scoring three runs.
  • RHP Alberto Cabrera allowed a season-low three hits in his 6.0 innings of work.
  • RHP Trey McNutt (1.1 IP, H, K) recorded his second save of the season.

Daytona Cubs (10-12)

Daytona overcame three errors to defeat Lakeland 7-3 for their second straight victory Friday. Their short string of success ended Saturday in a 5-1 loss in the last matchup of their three-game set.

  • 3B Dustin Geiger (.300) went 2-for-4 with three RBI (21) Friday. Geiger leads the team and ranks third in the Southern League in RBI.
  • RHP Ben Wells allowed a season-best one hit in 5.2 innings during Friday’s game, but also walked a season-high five batters.
  • CF John Andreoli (.329) recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the season Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a RBI (10).
  • 1B Ben Carhart (.266) went 2-for-4 with a double (6) in Saturday’s loss. The 2012 draftee is hitting .400 (6-for-15) against left-handed pitchers this season.
  • LHP Sheldon McDonald (4.22) and RHP Eduardo Figueroa (2.84) combined to toss 3.0 scoreless innings of relief Saturday. Figueroa is holding left-handed hitters to a .167 batting average (3-for-18).

Kane County Cougars (8-11)

Kane County led 5-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth Friday but surrendered four runs to tie the game, and then lost 6-5 in 10 innings to Fort Wayne. On Saturday, the Cougars scored three runs in the eighth inning to rally and earn a 5-3 win.

  • C Yaniel Cabezas (.600) went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI (1) in his first start of the season for Kane County on Friday.
  • LF Rock Shoulders (.403) walked, singled, and scored a run in four plate appearances. He leads the team in runs scored with 14, and recorded a hit in 16 of 18 games after Friday’s matchup.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K) took the field Friday and lowered his ERA to 0.73 (1 ER/21.1 IP) in five games to start the season.
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.246) extended his hitting streak to six games Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and his team-leading third triple of the season.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.250) went 1-for-4 in Saturday’s win with a run scored, a RBI (3) and one stolen base (3). He’s hitting .290 (9-for-31) during his seven-game hitting streak.
  • LHP Brian Smith (1-1, 4.09) allowed one run on three hits in a season-high 3.0 innings of relief to pick up his first win of the campaign Saturday. The southpaw is holding opponents to a .190 batting average (4-for-21) with runners in scoring position.

Cubs minor league recap: 4/25/13

CARIDAD

Esmailin Caridad tallied his first win in relief for the I-Cubs Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona all secured wins while Kane County couldn’t overcome an early deficit. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (7-12)

Iowa scored six runs in the first inning, defeating Omaha 9-3 in the opener of a four-game set. The nine runs scored mark a season high for the I-Cubs.

  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.404) extended his hitting streak to 11 games (.390/16-for-41) with a three-run homer in the first inning. He went 4-for-5 with a walk, a triple (2), two runs and four RBI (12), finishing a double shy of the cycle.
  • LF Brent Lillibridge (.462) went 4-for-5 with a walk and two RBI (2).
  • 3B Ian Stewart (.111) singled and scored a run as part of a 1-for-3 outing in the eighth game of his rehabilitation assignment.
  • DH Darnell McDonald (.204) went 2-for-5 with a double (2), two runs and a RBI (5).
  • RHP Esmailin Caridad (2.1 IP, 2 BB, 3 K) earned his first win of the season in relief of starter Barret Loux.

Tennessee Smokies (12-9)

Tennessee defeated Pensacola 2-1 in a pitchers’ duel, moving into a first-place tie in the Southern League North Division.

  • 2B Ronald Torreyes (.344) recorded half of the Smokies hits, going 3-for-3 with a double (2), a triple (1) and a run scored.
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.297) went 1-for-4, recording his 10th RBI of the season.
  • RHP Dallas Beeler tossed 7.0 innings for the second consecutive start, allowing no runs for the first time this season.
  • RHP Brian Schlitter (1.0 IP, 1 K) converted his first save of the season. He has made eight appearances (11.1 IP) without allowing an earned run.

Daytona Cubs (9-11)

Daytona jumped to a 4-0 lead after two innings and held on for a 5-3 victory over visiting Lakeland in the opener of a three-game home series.

  • SS Javier Baez (.238) blasted his fourth home run of the season in the first inning. He finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI (11).
  • C Chad Noble (.295) hit his first home of the year, a solo shot to left in the second inning. He went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI (3).
  • RHP David Cales (2.0 IP, 2 BB, 4 K) converted his first save of the year. He has allowed no runs and one hit in two appearances (4.0 IP) to start the season.

Kane County Cougars (7-10)

Kane County allowed five runs in the third inning in a 6-4 setback at Fort Wayne.

  • RF Bijan Radenmacher (.314) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI (6).
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.220) hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, finishing 1-for-4.
  • RHP Justin Amlung (1.0 IP, 2 K) and RHP Stephen Perakslis (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K) combined for 2.0 scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs minor league recap: 4/23/13

MOTA

Jonathan Mota has recorded five RBI in his last three games. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona all collected a loss Tuesday while Kane County’s game was postponed due to rain. Despite the scoreboard setbacks, here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (6-12)

Iowa recorded only four hits and committed two errors in a 4-1 setback at Memphis.

  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.379) extended his hitting streak to nine game (.467/14-for-30), going 1-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.362) extended his hitting streak to ten games (.333/12-for-36) with a fifth-inning single (1-for-4).
  • RHP Casey Coleman (1.0 IP, 3 K) struck out the side in the eighth inning.

Tennessee Smokies (11-8)

Tennessee led 3-1 heading into the ninth, but Montgomery tallied three runs to claim a 4-3 victory.

  • 1B Jonathan Mota (.235) went 2-for-4 with a home run (1), a double (2), a run scored and two RBI (8). He has five RBI in his last three games.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.224) collected two singles in four at-bats.
  • LF Johermyn Chavez (.233) went 2-for-3 with a double (4) and a run scored. He is hitting .417 (5-for-12) with three doubles, three runs and three RBI in the last three games.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks recorded season-bests in innings pitched (7.0), strikeouts (9) and hits allowed (3).

Daytona Cubs (8-11)

Daytona was shut out for the first time this season in a 3-0 loss at Dunedin.

  • RHP P.J. Francescon (1-2) was given the loss, despite surrendering one run over five innings, striking out four.
  • DH Ben Carhart (.254) went 2-for-3 with a double (5).
  • LF John Andreoli (.333) went 1-for-3. His batting average ranks second on the team through the first 19 games (Stephen Bruno, .355).
  • LHP Frank Del Valle struck out four batters in 1.2-scoreless innings of relief.

Kane County Cougars (7-9)

Kane County’s game vs. Peoria was postponed due to rain. The teams will make up the game as part of a day-night doubleheader May 16.

  • INF/DH Rock Shoulders was named Midwest League Hitter of the Week for games played April 15-21, hitting .475 (10-for-21) with two home runs and five RBI in six games during the period.

Cubs minor league recap: 4/21/13

SOLER-WEB

Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 Sunday, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Kane County Cougars beat out their opponents in a narrow victory Sunday, while Tennessee had its five-game win streak snapped in extra-innings. Iowa and Daytona also lost after struggling to get the offensive running. Here are the highlights from yesterday’s action:

IOWA CUBS (5-11)

Memphis scored the only run of the game on a walk-off single in the ninth inning to defeat visiting Iowa, 1-0.

  • RHP Drew Carpenter (1-2) struck out six and allowed two hits in 5.2 scoreless innings.
  • OF Brian Bogusevic (.380) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.500/11-for-22), going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.385) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.357/10-for-28) with a second-inning single (1-for-4).
  • LHP Hisanori Takahashi threw 1.1 hitless innings while striking out one in his first appearance with Iowa.

TENNESSEE SMOKIES (10-7)

Tennessee’s five-game winning streak was snapped in a 9-6, 11-inning loss vs. visiting Montgomery.

  • RF Matt Szczur (.299) went 1-for-4 with two walks, a run scored and two RBI (12).
  • 2B Anthony Giansanti (.400) made his first start of the season, going 2-for-2 with a walk, a double (1) and a run scored.
  • CF Rubi Silva (.333) recorded his second-consecutive, multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a double (4), a run scored and a RBI (10).
  • RHP Trey McNutt tossed 2.0 hitless innings, striking out one. He has held the opposition scoreless in five of six appearances this season.

DAYTONA CUBS (7-10)

Daytona allowed five runs in the first three innings and only managed two hits on offense in a 9-1 setback at Dunedin.

  • IF Tim Saunders (.259) went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RF Jorge Soler (.378) extended his season-opening hitting streak to 10 games (14-for-37), going 1-for-4.
  • RHP David Cales threw 2.0-scoreless innings, striking out three batters and allowing one hit in his first appearance of the season with Daytona.

KANE COUNTY COUGARS (7-8)

Kane County allowed six runs in the sixth inning, but the Cougars pulled out a 7-6 victory over visiting Peoria.

  • CF Trey Martin (.219) recorded his first multi-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a double (2), two runs scored and a RBI (5).
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.424) extended his hitting streak to six games (.476/10-for-21), going 2-for-4 with a double (4) and a run scored. It marked his third-straight, multi-hit game.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.175) went 2-for-4 with a double (1), a run scored and two RBI (3).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.311) walked, scored a run and stole his first base of the season.

Cubs minor league recap: 4/18/13

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Trey McNutt earned a win in relief for the Smokies Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Tennessee claimed its third-straight win in extra-innings while Daytona and Kane County both fell short Thursday. Iowa’s matchup was postponed due to rain for the second consecutive day. Here are the highlights from yesterday’s action:

TENNESSEE SMOKIES (8-6)

Tennessee scored two runs in the 11th inning, winning its third straight game at Huntsville, 5-3. Tennessee has won six of its last seven games.

  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.268) went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base, his Southern League-leading seventh stolen base of the season.
  • 1B Justin Bour (.208) walked three times and drove in three runs as part of a 1-for-3 performance.
  • LF Jae-Hoon Ha (.340) scored twice and went 1-for-4 with two walks. His .340 batting average ranks second on the team (Ronald Torreyes, .385).
  • RHP Trey McNutt (2.0 IP, H, BB) earned the win in relief and RHP Frank Batista (1.0 IP, H) converted his third save of the season.

DAYTONA CUBS (7-7)

Daytona fell to visiting Tampa, 13-7, in a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair. The two teams combined for 28 hits and 15 walks on the evening.

  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.408) extended his hitting streak to 12 games, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI. He’s batting .438 (21-for-48) during the streak, including nine multi-hit affairs.
  •  C Chad Noble (.323) went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to five games (.421 during streak).
  •  1B Dustin Geiger (.327) extended his hitting streak to 11 games (.370 during streak) with a third-inning single. He finished 1-for-5 with a run and a RBI.
  •  SS Javier Baez (.226) recorded two hits, a run scored and a RBI in four at-bats (2-for-4).
  •  RF Jorge Soler (.423) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his first game back from suspension.

KANE COUNTY COUGARS (4-8)

Quad Cities scored a run in the 10th inning to claim a 9-8 victory over host Kane County. The game marked the Cougars’ sixth extra-inning affair in 12 games to start the season (2-4 record in extras).

  • C Wilson Contreras (2-for-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, BB) homered to left field in the second inning to start the scoring for Kane County, raising his average to .360 (9-for-25).
  • SS Marco Hernandez (.250) recorded his first three-hit game of the season in a 3-for-5 effort that included a run scored and a RBI.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.240) went 2-for-5 with two runs and two doubles, marking his first two extra-base hit game of the season.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.292) extended his hitting streak to five games (.412 during streak) with a second-inning double. He finished 2-for-5 with a RBI.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.294) scored a run, knocked in a run and went 2-for-5.
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