Cubs Minor League Report: 4/17/16

Both Myrtle Beach and South Bend were victorious in one-run games, but Tennessee gave up the lead late in a losing effort Sunday. Iowa was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Tennessee Smokies (4-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

The Smokies allowed two runs in the top of the ninth, falling at home to Montgomery, 5-3.

  • SS Carlos Penalver (.171) went 2 for 4 with two RBI (4).
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.194) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a double (2), a run scored and a walk.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. He’s yet to allow a run in three outings (7 IP).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-6)
Carolina League (High-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach collected 11 hits in a 4-3 win over host Carolina.

  • RHP Jake Stinnett (3.27 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out four for the win.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.324) extended his hitting streak to six games (10 for 23), going 3 for 5 with two RBI (5). He has reached base in all 11 games this season.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.256) went 2 for 3 with a season-high two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base (2).
  • DH Rashad Crawford (.308) and 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.267) also recorded two-hit games.
  • RHP Jose Rosario (2 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) and RHP James Farris (1 IP, 3 SO) closed out the game with three scoreless innings.

South Bend Cubs (5-5)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend evened up its record at 5-5 with a 5-4 victory over Fort Wayne, snapping a three-game skid.

  • RF Eloy Jimenez (.250) went 2 for 4 with a double (2), two runs scored and an RBI (4).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.421) added two doubles (4), going 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. He has seven multi-hit efforts in 10 games this season.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.400) went 1 for 4. He has hit safely in all four games he has played in this season (6-for-15).

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