Cubs June 9 Minor League Recap

Dustin Geiger blasted a homer in the first game and delivered the go-ahead RBI in the night cap as Daytona swept Brevard County. Jonathan Mota's homer in extra innings helped Tennessee to a victory and Brad Nelson whacked a pair of homers in Iowa's win. Kane County fell at Cedar Rapids.

AAA—Iowa 10, Round Rock 7

Brad Nelson blasted a pair of homers and Brett Jackson added a solo shot as Iowa (28-34) outslugged Round Rock (35-29) for their third straight win.

At the Plate: Nelson and Jackson went back-to-back in the first and and a bases loaded walk to Dave Sappelt tied the game at 3-3 in the second. Brent Lillibridge had the big hit in the four-run third with a two-run single while Junior Lake and Logan Watkins also drove in runs. Steve Clevenger singled home Jackson in the fourth and Nelson aded a two-run shot in the eighth. Iowa had 14 hits and drew six walks.

Cubs Lineup: Watkins 2B (2-4 RBI BB), Sappelt LF (0-4), Jackson CF (2-4 3R HR RBI BB), Nelson (3-4 3R 2HR 3RBI, BB), Clevenger C (2-4 RBI), Boscan C (0-1), Lake 3-5 2R 2B RBI), Bogusevic RF (1-5), Stewart 1B (0-3 R 2BB), Lillibridge SS (1-4 R 2B 2RBI)

On the Mound: Brooks Raley (5-4 4.92 ERA) got the win but he wasn't very effective surrendering seven earned runs in five innings on nine hits and two walks. He allowed two homers and threw 112 pitches, 69 strikes. The Iowa bullpen was the story as Eduardo Sanchez (0-1 6.35) fanned three in two shutout innings and Michael Bowden (0-0 5.06) earned his first save recording four strikeouts in two shutout frames.

AA—Tennessee 5, Mobile 3—11 innings

Jonathan Mota's homer in the top of the 11th put Tennessee (31-30) ahead for good as the Smokies beat Mobile (33-28) in extra innings.

At the Plate: The Smokies got on the board in the fourth on Rubi Silva's ninth homer of the season, adding to his career high. Anthony Giansanti delivered a run scoring double in the sixth and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch Mota's blast started the 11th and Ty Wright added a RBI double scoring Matt Szczur.

Smokies Lineup: Szczur CF (1-4 R BB), Torreyes 2B (1-3), Wright LF (2-2 2B RBI), Alcantara SS (0-2 3BB), Villanueva 3B (0-4 2BB), Giansanti LF (1-6 2B RBI), Noble C (0-4 BB), Silva RF (1-4 R HR RBI), Mota 1B (1-5 HR RBI), Castillo P (0-2), Cervenka P (0-1). Soto 2B (0-1)

On the Mound: Yeiper Castillo (0-1 5.95 ERA) worked four innings in his fourth start at AA but had control issues walking five in four innings. He also allowed four hits as Mobile plated two runs. Castillo only threw 38 pitches before giving way to Hunter Cervenka (1-0 6.75). The lefty relief specialist tossed 2.1 scoreless frames yielding two hits and a walk with two punchouts. Tony Zych (2-2 3.51) walked two in an inning of work. Frank Batista (2-2 1.86) allowed the tying run in the eighth but worked three shutout innings to earn the victory. He allowed four hits and walked two.

High A—Game 1—Daytona 8, Brevard County 2: Game 2—Daytona 3, Brevard County 2

Dustin Geiger smacked a homer and drove in three runs in the opener and drove in the game-winner in the night-cap as Daytona (31-28) swept Brevard County (31-29)

Game 1

At the Plate: Daytona grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first on RBI singles by Tim Saunders and RBI machine Dustin Geiger. A groundout by Jorge Soler and a wild pitch added two more runs in the third. Geiger blasted a two-run homer in the fifth and Zeke DeVoss added a sacrifice fly. Daytona's final run of the game scored when Saunders and Javier Baez hit back-to-back doubles. The Cubs swiped six bases as John Andreoli, Saunders, and DeVoss had two each.

Cubs Lineup: Andreoli DH (0-2 2BB), Saunders 2B (2-3 3R 2B RBI BB), Baez SS (1-4 2B RBI), Soler RF (1-4 2B RBI), Geiger 1B (2-3 R HR 3RBI BB), Carhart 3B (1-2 R 2B BB), Krist C (1-3), DeVoss CF (0-1 RBI BB), Easterling LF (0-3).

On the Mound: Kyler Burke improved to 2-0 on the season fanning five in five innings as the left-hander allowed four hits and two runs, one earned. He walked one and lowered his ERA to 2.25. Yao-Lin Wang shut the Manatees down in the final two frames allowing two hits with one strikeout.

Game 2

At the Plate: Soler's RBI groundout scored Andreoli in the first and Zeke DeVoss' RBI double tied the game in the sixth. Geiger then delivered the go-ahead run with a single, plating DeVoss.

Cubs Lineup: Andreoli LF (2-3 2R), DeVoss CF (1-2 R 2B RBI), Baez SS (0-1 2BB), Soler RF (0-3), Geiger 1B (1-3 RBI), Carhart 3B (0-3), Darvill 2B (1-3), Cabezas DH (0-2), Davis C (0-2),

On the Mound: P.J Francescon (4-4 4.86) had a season-high seven strikeouts allowing five hits and two walks in five innings of work. He walked a pair and both earned runs scored in the first. Eduardo Figueroa (1-3 ) earned the victory in relief tossing two scoreless frames with 3 strikeouts.

Low A—Cedar Rapids 8, Kane County 4

Cedar Rapids (38-23) scored four times in the second and added four more runs in the fifth beating Kane County (28-32)

At the Plate: Jeimer Candelario extended his hitting streak to nine games with a RBI double in the first scoring Bijan Rademacher, who led off the game with a single. Marco Hernandez hit his second homer of the season in the fourth and Daniel Vogelbach smacked his 11th homer, a two-run shot, in the fifth to tie the game.

Cougars Lineup: Rademacher RF (2-5 R), Almora CF (2-5 R), Vogelbach 1B ((2-3 R 2B HR 2RBI BB), Candelario 3B (1-3 2B RBI BB), Shoulders DH (0-4), Contreras C (0-4), Hernandez SS (1-4 R HR RBI), Amaya 2B (0-4)

On the Mound: Dillon Maples (0-1 7.99 ERA) couldn't find the strike zone as the right-hander walked seven in two innings that led to four runs. He only allowed one hit but it was a two-run double. Justin Amlung (3-2 4.81) worked two scoreless innings but after the Cougars tied the game at 4-4 Felix Pena (2-1 2.90) allowed four runs in the fifth as the Kernals had three doubles. Pena's final line was 2IP, 6H 4ER 2BB 1K. Nathan Dorris (2-2 2.33) blanked Cedar Rapids the final two innings.


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