#Cubs Minor League report
Iowa split a doubleheader against Colorado Springs. In the second game, Pierce Johnson picked up the win, giving up three runs over five innings. Willson Contreras extended his hitting streak to 19 games, going 2-for-4 in the first game. Logan Watkins was a home run shy of the cycle in the second game, finishing 4-for-5 with one RBI. Mark Zagunis had six hits in the two games. John Andreoli hit two home runs in the second game, and was 3-for-4 with four RBI.
Jen-Ho Tseng gave up one run over six innings in Tennessee’s 4-1 win over Chattanooga. Jacob Hannemann hit a solo home run for the second straight game. Chesny Young had three hits and two RBI.
Myrtle Beach lost to Frederick, 5-4. Ian Happ had three hits, including a double, and one RBI. Rashad Crawford had two hits and one RBI.
South Bend scored seven runs in the sixth inning to beat Dayton, 7-2. Adbert Alzolay gave up two runs over seven innings for the win. Carlos Sepulveda had two hits and two RBI. Eloy Jimenez had three hits and one RBI.
The Cubs’ Class A Eugene team will begin the Northwest League season with 11 players back from last year. The Emeralds also will add players who were drafted last week by the Cubs. The first game is Friday vs. Boise.
The returning position players include third baseman Matt Rose, who batted .254 last season. He began this year at Class A South Bend, but was sent back to Eugene after hitting .178 with five homers. Three outfielders return, including Alex Bautista, Ricardo Marcano and Kevonte Mitchell. Catcher Alberto Mineo is the other returning position player. He batted .202 last season.
The pitching staff returns starter Jose Paulino, who went 4-6 with a 4.42 ERA last season. Alexander Santana was 2-1 with a 6.52 ERA and Tyler Peitzmeier was 2-3 with a 5.94 ERA. Jared Cheek had a 7.84 ERA for the Ems while Mark Malave was 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA.
Scott Frazier will begin his third season in the NWL after going 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA last season with the Ems. A sixth-round pick by the Cubs in 2013, Frazier began his pro career with Boise that summer.