Pelicans Fit to Be Tied with Giants at Riverview
Jhonny Bethencourt went 3-3 (two singles and a double), stole two bases, and scored two runs, and RHP Keegan Thompson (Cubs 2017 3rd round pick - Auburn) hurled four innings of shutout ball for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affliliate), and Wander Franco drilled an RBI double and Ryan Kirby followed with a two-run HR to spark a three-run 4th for the Giants San Jose Hi-A affiliate, as the two teams battled to a 3-3 tie on Field #6, and RHSP Jose Marte hurled three innings of shutout ball to lead the Augusta Greenjackets (Giants Lo-A affiliate) to a 4-2 victory over the Cubs Lo-A South Bend affiliate on Field #5, in Cactus League Minor League Camp doubleheader game action Friday afternoon on John Arguello Way at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Kwangmin Kwon belted a solo HR and Austin Filiere collected three hits (two singles and an RBI double) for the South Bend Cubs in a losing cause.
RHP Tyson Miler (Cubs 2016 4th round draft pick - California Baptist) got the start for Myrtle Beach and retired nine of the first ten men he faced (including five on strikeouts) before allowing back-to-back doubles and a two-run HR to the first three batters he faced in the top of the 4th (he then retired the side in order).
RHP Bailey Clark (Cubs 2016 5th round draft pick - Duke) piggy-backed with South Bend SP Rollie Lacy (Cubs 2017 11th round draft pick - Creighton), and while Clark's FB velo was an impressive 96-97 and his SL had good break, he had terrible command (he needed 57 pitches to get eight outs, he couldn't finish his third inning, he committed a throwing error on a pick-off attempt at 2nd base, and he threw only 47% strikes).
Here are the abridged box scores from the two games (Cubs players only):
SOUTH BEND LINEUP:
1a. Rafael Narea, 2B: 1-3 (1B, P-4, 6-3)
1b. Chris Singleton, RF: 0-2 (F-7, P-6)
2. Yeiler Peguero, SS: 2-5 (6-3, 1B, 1B, K, P-5, PO)
3. Christopher Morel, 3B: 1-3 (1B, 5-U FC, BB, K, CS)
4a. Kevonte Mitchell, RF: 0-3 (F-7, F-8, K)
4b. Delvin Zinn, 2B: 0-1 (K)
5a. Chris Carrier, LF: 0-2 (3-U, K)
5b. Kwangmin Kwon, LF: 1-2 (HR, K, R, RBI)
6a. Will Remillard, C: 1-2 (F-7, 2B, R)
6b. Henderson Perez, C: 0-2 (P-6, K)
7. Austin Filiere, 1B: 3-4 (1-3, 2B, 1B, 1B, RBI)
8. Connor Myers, CF: 1-4 (5-3, 4-3, 2B, 5-3)
9. Tyler Alamo, DH: 0-3 (E-6, K, P-3, BB)
SOUTH BEND PITCHERS:
1. Rollie Lacy: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 2 K, 3/3 GO/AO, 59 pitches (43 strikes)
2. Mark Malave: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 14 pitches (8 strikes)
3. Bailey Clark: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 5/2 GO/AO, 57 pitches (27 strikes)
4. Jhon Romero: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 43 pitches (22 strikes)
SOUTH BEND ERRORS: 3
1. CF Connor Myers: E-8 (overthrow to 3rd base after single to CF allowed runner to score)
2. P Bailey Clark: E-1 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
3. 3B Christopher Morel: E-5 (throwing error allowed batter to reach base safely)
SOUTH BEND CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Will Remillard: 1-2 CS
2. Henderson Perez: 1-3 CS
MYRTLE BEACH LINEUP:
1a. Jhonny Bethencourt, SS: 3-3 (1B, 2B, 1B, 2 R, 2 SB)
1b. Luis Vazquez, SS: 0-1 (K)
2. Robert Garcia, RF: 0-2 (BB, 5-3 SH, K, 4-3)
3a. Austin Upshaw, 2B: 1-2: 1B, F-8 SF, K, RBI)
3b. Ramsey Romano, 3B: 0-1 (P-6)
4. Wladimir Galindo, 3B: 0-4 (5-3 DP, K, 6-3, K)
5. Miguel Amaya, C-1B: 1-3 (F-7, 2B, BB, L-4, R)
6. Brandon Hughes, CF: 1-4 (2B, F-8, F-7, 4-3)
7a. Gustavo Polanco, 1B: 1-3 (3-U, 3B, 5-4-3 DP, RBI)
7b. Jonathan Sierra, LF: 0-1 (F-7)
8. Daniel Spingola, LF-DH: 0-3 (K, K, L-7)
9. Jhonny Pereda, DH-C: 0-3 (F-7, 6-3, K)
MYRTLE BEACH PITCHERS:
1. Tyson Miller: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 3/3 GO/AO, 63 pitches (42 strikes)
2. Keegan Thompson: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 2/7 GO/AO, 39 pitches (28 strikes)
3. Elvis Diaz: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (7 strikes)
MYRTLE BEACH ERRORS: 1
C Miguel Amaya: E-2 (errant pick-off attempt at 2nd base allowed runner to advance to 3rd)
MYRTLE BEACH CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Miguel Amaya: 0-1 CS, 1 E (see above)
2. Jhonny Pereda: 1-1 CS
WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 80's
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