Cubs May 3 Minor League Recap

Kane County swept Bowling Green as Rock Shoulders, pictured, continued his assault on Midwest League pitching delivering a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th in the opener. Tennessee fell in extra innings while Iowa and Daytona were postponed.

Game 1: Kane County 4, Bowling Green 2; Game 2: Kane County 3, Bowling Green 1

Rock Shoulders blasted a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th to help Kane County (12-13) sweep Bowling Green (18-9).

At the Plate: GAME 1-Rock Shoulders was named Cubs Player of the Month earlier in the day and hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th for the win. A throwing error on a pick off play in the first and a bases loaded walk to Daniel Vogelbach in the fifth plated the Cougars first two runs. Despite drawing nine walks, three by Chadd Krist, and getting seven hits, the Cougars weren't able to get a big hit going 0-14 with runners in scoring positions before the game-winning homer. GAME 2-The Cougars were held to six hits in the second game but made the most of them. Shoulders delivered a RBI double in the second inning scoring Jeimer Candelario, who led off the inning with a walk, one of four for Kane County. After singles by Marco Hernandez and Oliver Zapata, Kane County took the lead on a fielding error by Bowling Green's first baseman. Bijan Rademacher gave the Cougars an insurance run with RBI single in the sixth, scoring Candelario, who had doubled with one out.

On the Mound: GAME 1-Tayler Scott (1-1 3.86 ERA) allowed only one hit in the first five innings but couldn't get out of the sixth as he allowed four hits and two runs. The right-hander finished with two walks and fanned one. RHP Steve Perakslis pitched his best ball of the year getting the final out of the sixth with two on and then blanking the Hot Rods for two more innings. The Cougars bullpen was impressive on Friday night as Matt Iannazzo tossed three scoreless innings for his first MWL win allowing a hit and two walks with four strikeouts.GAME 2-Ian Dickson, didn't get the win in his second start of the season, but the right-hander didn't allow an earned run for 4.2 innings yielding two hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Brian Smith (2-1 3.38 ERA) got his second straight win in relief as the left-hander fanned five and allowed two hits in 2.1 innings. The Cougars bullpen did not allow a run in 7.2 innings in Friday night's sweep of Bowling Green.

Mississippi 3, Tennessee 2

Mississippi (17-11) got two runs in the seventh to tie the game and then won it in the bottom of the 11th over Tennessee (15-12).

At the Plate: Ty Wright gave Tennessee a 1-0 lead in the first with a RBI double scoring Ronald Torreyes, who reached on an error. An error on pitcher Alberto Cabrera's hit to center allowed Cabrera to reach second and then he stole third and scored on Torreyes single for a 2-0 lead in the 7th.

On the Mound: RHP Alberto Cabrera (3-1 3.31 ERA) had his best outing of the season working six shutout innings with eight strikeouts. He allowed just two hits and walked two. He left leading 2-0. A.J. Morris only got one out in the seventh allowing two hits and two walks. Trey McNutt (1-2 4.38 ERA) came in and got the final two outs of the inning but allowed a sacrifice fly to tie the game and was charged with his third blown save. McNutt pitched a scoreless 8th. Marcus Hatley struck out the side in the ninth and Frank Batista got the Braves in the 10th but allowed a leadoff walk in the 11th that scored after a hit batter and two singles.


Iowa's game with Oklahoma City in Des Moines was postponed due to cold and snow. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, May 5, with first pitch at 1:05 p.m.


Daytona's game at Lakeland Friday night was postposed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 17.

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