Cubs April 23 Minor League Recap

Corey Black tossed six innings of no-hit ball for Tennessee and Wes Darvill doubled home three runs in the Smokies eight-run first in the win at Birmingham. Catcher Will Remillard went 4-4 with three RBI in Kane County's win while Daytona fell to Clearwater, despite Gioskar Amaya's second straight three-hit game.


Iowa (10-9) take their two-game wining streak on the road for a four-game series with Colorado Springs. Tsuyoshi Wada gets the start on Thursday night and Friday night's starter is TBA.

AA—Tennessee 9, Birmingham 1

Tennessee scored eight runs in the top of the first and Corey Black no-hit the Barons for six innings as the Smokies won the rubber game of the series.

At the Dish: Besides a Rubi Silva solo homer in the sixth, his second, the Smokies did all their damage in the first, sending 14 hitters to the plate. A single, walk and a throwing error loaded the bases and a walk to Rafael Lopez forced in the first run. Dustin Geiger delivered a two-run double and Judy Valdez added a RBI single for a 4-0 lead. Wes Darvill cleared the bases with a three-run double and scored the final run of the frame on Zeke DeVoss' groundout. The Smokies drew five walks and had five hits in the first.......Kris Bryant (.303) was 1-5 with a walk extending his on-base streak to 19 games.....John Andreoli (.286) extended his hitting streak to six games with three singles.

On the Hill: Corey Black (1-1, 2.65 ERA) was un-hittable for the second time this season as the right-hander blanked the Barons for six frames. Tossing five no-hit innings against Charlotte on April 11, Black used a fastball in the low 90s and a good breaking ball to shut down the Southern League's top offense. He recorded eight strikeouts in the 91-pitch gem with three walks.....P.J. Francescon threw the final three innings but lost the no-hit bid with a single in the 7th. The Barons scored a run off Francescon in the 8th on a hit, wild pitch and two groundouts.

Smokies Notes: The Smokies return home Thursday night for the start of a five-game home stand with Huntsville, the Brewers AA affiliate. Ivan Pineyro, Matt Loosen and C.J. Edwards will get the ball the first three games.

High A—Clearwater 6, Daytona 3

Clearwater scored four runs in the fifth and salvaged the final game of the series, snapping the D-Cubs three-game winning streak.

At the Dish: Gioskar Amaya is showing no effects of a shoulder injury that sidelined the 21-year-old for 12 days as he recoded his second straight three-hit game. Amaya scored twice, drove in a run with a RBI double, and is 12-24 on the season.....Daytona took a 1-0 lead in the first on Daniel Vogelbach's two-out RBI single, scoring Amaya, who singled and stole second (2).....Bijan Rademacher followed Amaya's run-scoring double with a RBI single for Daytona's final run in the 8th. Rademacher extended his hitting streak to eight games.....Marco Hernandez (.321) was 2-4 and has hit in five straight.......Albert Almora (.271) was 1-5, extending his hit steak to six games..

On the Hill: Rob Zastryzny cruised through four innings, pitching his best baseball of the season, and had retired seven in a row when a two-out double started a four-run rally in the fifth. The Threshers added three straight singles and a triple to chase Zastryzny, who finished with a line of 4.2 IP, 7H, 4ER, 1BB, 5K. His fastball averaged 90-91 and topped out at 94......Michael Jensen allowed an earned run in 2.1 innings with three strikeouts while Zach Cates surrendered a run in his inning of work on two hits with a strikeout.

D-Cubs Notes: D-Cubs head to Brevard County for a two-game series against the Brewers affiliate.

Low A—Kane County 10, Beloit 4

Kane County exploded for 10 runs, five coming in the 7th, including a three-run homer from Shawon Dunston.

At the Dish: Kane County pounded out 14 hits as Shawon Dunston (.184) smacked his first homer of the season and Will Remillard went 4-4 with three RBI. Dunston was 2-4 with a double and three RBI while Remillard doubled and walked, reaching base five times and scoring once....Jordan Hankins had his best day as a Cougar going 3-4 with two RBI and a run....Daniel Canela went 2-5 and scored twice....Carlos Penalver was 1-4 with a double

On the Hill: Tyler Skulina (1-0 4.29 ERA) gave up two runs in the first and didn't make it out of the fifth, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks in 4.1 frames. Skulina started his outing with a triple, a walk and a fielding error, and before the inning was over, the Snappers had another walk and a RBI single. Skulina didn't figure in the decision and fanned two.....Justin Amlung (3-0, 2.45) earned his third win in relief tossing 3.2 innings of shutout ball. He worked around four hits and a walk, fanning two.....Gerardo Concepcion (0-0, 4.66) allowed a run in the ninth but fanned two and has 9 K in 9.2 innings.

Cougars Notes: Daury Torrez and Juan Paniagua will start the next two home games for Kane County.

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