AAA—Iowa 9, Colorado Springs 2
For the second straight night, the I-Cubs feasted on Colorado Springs pitching as they collected 12 hits for their second straight win.
At the Dish: 10 different Iowa hitters had hits as Lars Anderson and Matt Szczur had two hits each. Anderson knocked in two runs and Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run pinch-hit triple in the 8th....Logan Watkins extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single....Eli Whiteside scrod twice, singled and knocked in a run.....Javier Baez went 1-5 and scored once.
On the Hill: Chris Rusin (1-3, 4.76 ERA) scattered seven hits over seven innings as the left-hander held the Sky Sox to just one run to record his first win. He fanned six in the 91-pitch outing.....Marcos Mateo allowed a run in the eighth and Marcus Hatley finished off the Sky Sox in the ninth.
I-Cubs Notes: Kyle Hendricks (3-1 3.65) makes his fifth start on Saturday.
AA—Huntsville 15, Tennessee 1
Huntsville used a eight-run eighth to beat Tennessee.
At the Dish: The Smokies only got five hits on the night, one coming from Kris Bryant, who was 1-2 with a double and a walk, extending his on-base streak to 21 games. Rafael Lopez had a double and Zeke DeVoss was 1-5.
On the Hill: Matthew Loosen battled into the seventh inning as the right-hander threw 99 pitches, 61 for strikes. He was saddled with the loss, surrendering three earned runs on five hits and a walk. He gave up a homer and fanned three.....Jeffrey Lorick allowed five runs on four hits and three walks in .2 innings, both strikeouts.....Tony Zych was charged with three runs and IF/OF Anthony Giansanti pitched the ninth, yielding a grand slam.
Smokies Notes: C.J. Edwards had a MRI on Friday in Chicago that showed some fatigue and inflammation but no structural damage in the throwing shoulder of the right-hander. The 22-year-old will rest for a couple of weeks and then resume a throwing program, another 2-3 weeks. He tweeted "Great news today, rest then, back at (it) again" ....The first 1,500 fans through the gates on Saturday receive a Javier Baez bobblehead.
High A—Daytona 6, Brevard County 3
Daytona (7-14) knocked off Brevard County (11-10) for the second straight night behind a 12-hit attack.
At the Dish: Another big night at the plate for Daniel Vogelbach (.233) as the first baseman went 3-4 with a RBI, double and a walk. He was 7-7 in the series but was retired in his final at-bat.....Bijan Rademacher (.356) extended his hitting streak to nine games with a solo homer in the 9th.......SS Marco Hernandez extended his hitting steak to seven games with his fourth straight multi-hit game....Chadd Krist and Pin-Chieh Chen both doubled and knocked in a run......Jeimer Candelario (.179) walked with the bases loaded.
On the Hill: Felix Pena (1-3 1.61 ERA) only lasted three innings as he left the game in the third with an apparent injury. He walked four and gave up five hits but limited the Manatees to two runs, one earned coming on a homer......Starling Peralta (1-0 4.05) earned his first win, allowing one run on three hits and two walks, He fanned three.......Zach Cates recorded his first save, retiring all six hitters he faced, one on strikes.
D-Cubs Notes: Jose Rosario (1-2, 5.19 ERA) gets the start at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Saturday night.........With Amaya off the disabled list, the Cubs have assigned Oliver Zapata to Boise, and he will report to extended spring training. Zapata played in 11 games for Daytona, hitting. .129/176/.129 with four RBI in 11 games.
Low A—Kane County 8, Wisconsin 4
The Cougars scored five runs in the first and improved to a MWL best 15-6 on the season
At the Dish: Daniel Canela delivered a two-run single in the first for a 2-0 lead and then Will Remillard cleared the bases with a three-run double in the five run first. Canela finished 2-4 and added a RBI single. Remillard added another double and scored once.....Yasiel Balaguert (.333) and Carlos Penalver (.311) both had three hits with Penalver adding a RBI....Daniel Lockhart had a pair of single and scored once.
On the Hill: After skipping last night's start, Daury Torrez was back on the mound Friday night. According to Cougars manager Mark Johnson Torrez' start was pushed back due the possibility of rain last night. The extra day rest didn't hurt at all as the right-hander blanked Wisconsin for six innings (the first four perfect innings) before running out of gas in the 7th, allowing three runs on six hits on the night. The 20-year-old fanned a season-high seven in his fourth start......Juan Paniagua got the final eight outs to earn his first save. He allowed a homer in the 8th and finished the night with a line of 1.2 IP, 2H, 1ER, 0 BB 4K.
Cougars Notes: Right-hander Duane Underwood (0-0 1.13 ERA) will make his third start on Saturday for the Cougars.