Rough night on the diamond for Cubs affiliates as South Bend was the only one to raise the “W” flag

South Bend wins, Iowa no-hit, Smokies and Pelicans fall

Pacific Coast League—AAA—New Orleans (Marlins) 11, Iowa 1

Three New Orleans pitchers, including former Cubs farmhand Hunter Cervenka, combined to no-hit Iowa.

Hitting Recap: Iowa scored their only run of the game in the eight when pinch-hitter Todd Glaesmann walked and eventually scored after two errors. 2B Ian Happ (.270) went 0-for-4 and was charged with his third error.

Pitching Chart: Jake Buchanan fanned seven over five innings but allowed three runs on four hits and three walks. He threw 82 pitches and had a game score of 48. Dylan Floro, Jack Leathersich, Jose Rosario and Felix Pena all pitched in relief. 

I-Cubs Notes: Iowa has not named a starter for Saturday’s night game against Round Rock but Ryan Williams is in line.

Southern League—AA—Mississippi (Braves) 10, Tennessee 2

Mississippi scored seven times in their final two at-bats to beat Tennessee.

Hitting Recap: Smokies were held to six hits as 3B Jason Vosler went 2-for-2 and CF Trey Martin swatted his second homer.

Pitching Chart: Trevor Clifton fanned six over five innings but took the loss, surrendering three runs on two hits and four walks. Clifton had a game score of 49 in the 77-pitch outing. Brad Markey (2IP, 2 K), Daniel Corcino (1 IP, 3 R), Jhondaniel Medina (.1 IP, 4 R) and Gerardo Concepcion (.2 IP, 2K) all pitched in relief.

Smokies News: With Sunday off, the Braves and Smokies will play a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday with the first game starting at 5 p.m. local time. Right-handers Duane Underwood (0-0, 3.60 ERA), and Preston Morrison (0-0, 0.00 ERA) are scheduled to start the twin-bill.

Carolina League—High A—Lynchburg (Indians) 5, Myrtle Beach 2

Lynchburg used a pair of homers to down the Pelicans.

Hitting Recap: Matt Rose provided the Pelicans offense with two-run homer in the sixth. Rose finished 2-for-4 while P.J. Higgins doubled.

Pitching Chart: Oscar De La Cruz took the loss, allowing a two run homer over five innings. The right-hander gave up six hits, walked one and fanned four in the 74-pitch outing. Game score 48. Jeremy Null made his season debut, surrendering three runs in 2.2 frames. Jordan Minch got the final four outs, one on strikes.

Pelicans News: RH Casey Bloomquist (0-1, 4.50 ERA) makes his second start on Saturday. 

Midwest League—Low A—South Bend 6, West Michigan (Tigers) 4

South Bend scored three times in the fourth and evened the series at West Michigan.

Hitting Recap: 2B Yeiler Peguero knocked in the first run for the Cubs in the second wth a RBI single and plated two more runs with a single in the third, one scoring on a fielding error by the center fielder. Chris Pieters tripled and scored on a single from Jhonny Pereda in the fourth. Wladimir Galindo was 3-for-5 with a double and a RBI while Vimael Machin had two hits and scored twice.

Pitching Chart: Manuel Rondon got the start and went four innings, allowing three runs on two hits, both homers, and four walks. He fanned six in the 80-pitch outing for a game score of 37. Marc Huberman recorded the win in relief, tossing two scoreless with two walks and two punchouts. RH Dakota Mekkes fanned three over two shutout frames and Wyatt Short earned his second save, despite surrendering a run on two hits.

SB-Cubs News: Starter has not been named for Saturday’s game at West Michigan. 


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