Cease Fires Gas to Extinguish Blaze

Dylan Cease struck out six in two innings and combined with five other Cubs pitchers to fan 17 batters, Jose Paniagua belted a three-run home run and a triple, Isaac Paredes slammed a solo home run and walked twice, Yohan Matos drilled an RBI double, walked twice, stole a base, and scored a run, and Adonis Paula hammered a two-run HR, helping Eugene/Mesa (the Cubs Extended Spring Training group) to a 9-3 victory over the Langley Blaze in Minor League Camp game action Tuesday morning on Field #3 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ. 

The game was extended an extra inning to allow all the Cubs pitchers who were scheduled to throw to get their work. 

A member of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League (BCPBL), the Blaze are one of the top amateur baseball clubs in Canada. Notable alumni include Brett Lawrie and Scott Mathieson, as well as ex-Cub minor leaguer Wes Darvill. 

The Blaze are on a ten-day Arizona Spring Training Trip, where they are playing minor league teams, and college and high school teams. The Blaze are scheduled to play one or two (and sometimes even three!) games per day, including morning games, afternoon games, night games, doubleheaders, and split squad games, so the Canadian lads (age 15-18) are playing a LOT of baseball in the Valley of the Sun.

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

EUGENE/MESA LINEUP
1a. Luis Ayala, CF: 0-2 (BB, 3-6 FC, K, 2 R, SB) 
1b. Adonis Paula, 3B: 1-1 (HR, R, 2 RBI) 
2. Isaac Paredes, SS: 1-2 (BB, BB, HR, 5-3, 2 R, RBI)
3. Kwang-Min Kwon, RF: 0-3 (P-5, BB, K, 2-U)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B-DH: 0-3 (E9-SF, F-7, K, K, RBI)
5. Jose Paniagua, 1B: 2-4 (HR, 3B, K, P-4, 2 R, 3 RBI)
6a. Yohan Matos, DH #1: 1-1 (BB, 2B, BB, R, RBI, SB)
6b. Miguel Amaya, C: 0-0 (BB)
7b. Eric Gonzalez, DH-C: 0-1 (BB, F-7) 
7b. Gustavo Polanco, PH-DH: 1-2 (5-3, 2B) 
8. Donnie Cimino, LF: 0-3 (K, HBP, K, P-1 DP)
9. Edgar Rondon, 2B: 1-3 (K, 1B, F-8, RBI)
10. Jhonny Pereda, C-DH: 2-3 (1B, 6-4-3 DP, 1B)
11. Michael Foster, DH-CF: 1-3 (P-6, 5-3, 1B, R)

EUGENE/MESA PITCHERS
1. Dylan Cease: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 38 pitches (22 strikes) 
2. Bryan Hudson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GO/AO, 19 pitches (15 strikes) 
3. Junior Marte: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 2/2 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes)
4. Pedro Silverio: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 2/1 GO/AO, 21 pitches (12 strikes)
5. Jose Albertos : 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 20 pitches (11 strikes)
6. Javier Assad: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 18 pitches (13 strikes)

EUGENE/MESA ERRORS: 1 
3B Wladimir Galindo: E-5 (two-base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)

EUGENE/MESA CATCHERS DEFENSE
Eric Gonzalez: 0-1 CS 

ATTENDANCE: 24 
  
WEATHER: Sunny & very breezy with temperatures in the 80's 


 

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