Results tagged ‘ Boise ’

9/13 Minor matters

Will the Cubs keep their affiliation in Daytona? What about Boise? Kane County? Major League teams are in a two-week period in which they are free to explore possible moves for their Minor League properties, which are owned independently but are part of a business relationship with the big league team.

The Cubs did not renew their agreement with Boise. Hawks GM Todd Rahr said Friday the Cubs had until 10 p.m. MT Thursday to do so. Rahr said: “We’re technically free agents right now.”

The Cubs also may be ending their relationship with Daytona.

“It’s clear that the Cubs are looking at other options,” Daytona team owner Andy Rayburn told the Daytona News-Journal on Friday.

The Daytona Cubs have been part of the 12-team Florida State League for the past 22 seasons.

The Cubs also have not renewed their contract with Kane County.

The Cubs do have a contract with Iowa, home for their Triple-A team, that runs through the 2016 season, and the Cubs and Double-A Tennessee announced a four-year extension that runs through 2018.

— Carrie Muskat

9/10 Daytona wins; Tennessee, Boise lose

* C.J. Edwards and Ryan Searle combined on a one-hitter to help Daytona beat Charlotte, 4-0, and win the Florida State League championship Monday night. Edwards, acquired from the Rangers in the Mat Garza deal, threw five one-hit innings and Searle threw four innings in relief to give Daytona its sixth FSL title and second in the last three years.

Dan Vogelbach hit a RBI single in the first, and Daytona added two more in the second, taking advantage of two errors. Elliot Soto added a RBI single in the ninth.

Daytona now has won the FSL championship in 1995, 2000, ’04, ’08, ’11 and this year.

* Tennessee was unable to overcome a four-run fourth inning and fell to Birmingham, 7-4, Monday in the North Division Champinship Series. The Smokies were ousted in the best of five series, 3-2. Tennessee ended 2013 with a 76-62 regular season record.

Christian Villanueva hit a RBI single in the first to give Tennessee a lead but Birmingham scored twice in the second off Neil Ramirez to go ahead, 2-1. Arismendy Alcantara hit a RBI single in the Smokies’ second to tie the game. In the fourth, the Barons took advantage of errors to take a 6-2 lead. Birmingham loaded the bases and Micah Johnson hit a groundball to Alcantara, who misplayed it for an error, allowing two runs to score. On the same play, a throwing error by catcher Taylor Davis allowed another run to score. Two batters later, an error by Javier Baez allowed the fourth run to score. Baez did hit a two-run homer in the fifth to close to 6-4.

* Boise was held to four hits in a 5-0 loss to Vancouver, which won the Northwest League Championship game. The Hawks best scoring chance came in the seventh when Rony Rodriguez doubled to lead off, and advanced on a ground out. But Alonzo Gonzalez replaced starter Tom Robson, and struck out Justin Marra and David Bote. Robson gave up three hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out two.

9/8 Minor matters – UPDATED

Sunday games

* Tennessee beat Birmingham, 10-7, in a slugfest on Sunday to even the best-of-five Southern League North Division Championship Series at two wins apiece. The deciding Game 5 will be Monday. Neil Ramirez is scheduled to start for the Smokies.

The Smokies totaled 11 hits. Matt Szczur and Jonathan Mota each had three RBIs and Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run single in the third and Taylor Davis hit a two-run double in the sixth. Szczur hit a two-run double with two outs in the fourth and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Mota hit a RBI single in the fourth and a two-run triple in the eighth.

* Jonathan Quinonez delivered a pinch-hit solo home run in the eighth and a walkoff RBI single in the ninth to lead Charlotte over Daytona and post a 3-2 victory in the Florida State League Championship. The two teams will meet on Monday in Game 4 in the best-of-five series.

Corey Black gave up one hit over six scoreless innings, and Dan Vogelbach and Chadd Krist each drove in a run. Vogelbach hit a RBI single in the first, and Krist hit a RBI double in the seventh. Pin-Chieh Chen also had three hits. Charlotte then scored in the eighth on Quinonez’s solo home run, and rain stopped play for 1 hour 33 minutes.

When play resumed, Charlotte had Ryan McChesney at second with one out in the eighth, and McChesney tried to score on Jake Hager’s single. But center fielder Zeke DeVoss threw McChesney out at home. Charlotte manager Brady Williams argued the call, and was ejected. Willie Argo then grounded out to end the inning.

Jeff Malm hit a game-tying RBI single with one out in the Charlotte ninth off Zach Cates, and Quinonez, who stayed in the game in left, delivered the game-winning RBI single.

* Vancouver beat Boise, 4-2, on Sunday to force a third and decisive game Monday to decide the Northwest League champion in the best of three series. Corbin Hoffner took the loss, giving up three runs on five hits over 1 2/3 innings in front of 4,655. Boise starter Paul Blackburn struck out nine over five innings, and gave up one run on three hits. Jordan Hankins hit a RBI double in the second for Boise to tie the game at 1. The Hawks didn’t score again until the eighth when pinch-hitter Jesse Hodges doubled and eventually scored on Danny Lockhart’s single.

9/8 Minor matters

Saturday’s games

Tennessee scored six runs in the eighth to beat Birmingham 9-2 and avoid elimination in Game 3 of the best of five Southern League North Division playoffs. Javier Baez hit a two-run homer in the first to back Eric Jokisch, who gave up two runs over 7 2/3 innings. John Andreoli had two doubles and two RBIs, and Matt Szczur had one RBIs. The two teams meet in Game 4 today.

Daytona needs one more win to claim the Florida State League Championship after beating Charlotte, 2-0, in Game 2. Ivan Pineyro threw seven shutout innings, giving up three hits and striking out seven. Pineyro struck out the first five batters he faced. Kris Bryant hit a double, Dan Vogelbach hit a RBI single in the first, and Chadd Krist had one RBIs. The two teams meet tonight for Game 3.

Boise will try to win its first Northwest League title since 2004 today in the Northwest League Championship Series. Jose Rosario was scheduled to start against Vancouver. The Hawks lead the best of three series, 2-0.

9/7 Boise beats Vancouver

Dillon Maples threw 6 1/3 shutout innings, striking out seven, to lead Boise to a 5-0 win over Vancouver. With the win, the Hawks are now one victory away from their seventh Northwest League pennant and first since 2004.

The Hawks scored in the third when Carlos Penalver tripled to lead off and eventually scored on Danny Lockhart’s groundout. Hitting coach Bill Buckner was ejected that inning after Kevin Encarnacion was called out on strikes. With two outs in the sixth, Rony Rodriguez hit a RBI single and David Bote smacked a two-run double, and Lance Rymel added a solo home run with one out in the seventh.

Boise can wrap up the series Sunday against Vancouver.

9/5 Daytona, Boise advance

* C.J. Edwards and Ryan Searle combined on a two-hitter and Kris Bryant drove in two runs to lead Class A Daytona to 4-0 win over Dunedin Wednesday and clinch the Florida State League best-of-three North Championship Series, two games to none. Daytona now faces Charlotte in the best of five FSL Championship Series, starting Thursday.

Edwards, acquired in July from the Rangers in the Matt Garza trade, struck out eight and walked one over five innings, while Searle struck out five over four innings in relief in the game, which was interrupted by rain. Bryant was 3-for-3, hitting a two-run double in the third. Wes Darvill hit a RBI double in the second, and Elliot Soto added another RBI double in the fourth.

* Class A Boise also reached the Northwest League Championship with a win Wednesday. Justin Marra hit a pair of two-run doubles to help Boise beat Salem-Keizer, 11-7, and clinch the South Division Series, two games to none. Boise will now play Vancouver. Marra hit his first double in the first inning, and put Boise ahead for good with another in the third. Kevin Encarnacion and Danny Lockhart each had three hits. Loiger Padron picked up the win in relief, giving up three hits over 2 2/3 innings. This is the 13th trip in franchise history to the championship series for the Hawks, and they are vying for their seventh title.

* On Thursday, the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate, Tennessee, begins Southern League North Division series play against Birmingham in a best of five series at Regions Field. Games 3-5 will be played at Smokies Park.

9/3 Minor matters

Monday’s games

Tim Torres hit a solo home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 2-1 in the season finale to Nashville. Iowa finished at 66-78 and in third place in the PCL North Division. Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs over six innings. Dave Sappelt and Edwin Maysonet each had two hits.

Tennessee finished the regular season with a 4-3 loss to Chattanooga, but opens the playoffs on Thursday against Birmingham. It’ll be a best of five North Division Championship Series. On Monday, Christian Villanueva hit his 19th home run, a solo shot, and Tayler Davis had two hits, including a double. Eric Jokisch started and gave up three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven.

Daytona had Monday off and returns to action Tuesday in Game 1 of the FSL best of three Championship series against Dunedin. Corey Black is scheduled to start.

Scott Baker gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Kane County, which won 5-4 over Peoria in the season finale. The Cougars finished 55-80 under manager Mark Johnson. Oliver Zapata hit a home run and Jeimer Candelario and Giuseppe Papaccio each had three hits.

Boise lost its season finale, 10-6, to Hillsboro. The Hawks open the Northwest League South Division playoff best of three series Tuesday against Salem-Keizer. Paul Blackburn is slated to start. On Monday, Rony Rodriguez had two hits and three RBIs and Shawon Dunston and David Bote each had multiple hits.

8/6 Minor matters – UPDATED

Injury updates:

* Albert Almora is sidelined with a slight groin strain. It will likely be a few days before he’s back in Kane County’s lineup.

* Iowa has placed right-handed pitcher Barret Loux on the disabled list while catcher Cael Brockmeyer joined the team from Boise. Loux is sidelined with a right shoulder strain. This is his third trip to the DL this season, but his first with an arm issue. His two earlier stints were because of a sprained ankle. Loux is 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA (43ER/80 IP) in 19 games (16 starts) with Iowa.

The I-Cubs added Brockmeyer after catcher Luis Flores had to leave Monday’s game after the fifth inning because of a concussion. He was struck on the back of the helmet and mask on the follow through of a swing. Flores was batting .197 (31-for-157) with eight doubles, four home runs, and 14 RBI in 49 games with Iowa. The Cubs drafted Brockmeyer in the 16th round of the June draft out of Cal State-Bakersfield. He was batting .309 (25-for-81) with four doubles, a triple, 12 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 26 games with Boise. He was scheduled to start Tuesday.

Monday’s games

Brandon Bantz hit a walkoff homer with one out in the ninth off Casey Coleman to give Tacoma a 6-5 win over Iowa. Darnell McDonald was 4-for-5 with a home run, and Brad Nelson hit his 16th homer of the season. Justin Grimm gave up eight hits over six innings. Daniel Lockhart posted his second straight multi-hit game, and stole a base.

Mat Loosen gave up five runs over three innings in Tennessee’s 6-4 loss to Jacksonville. Javier Baez had two hits, his third straight multi-hit game, plus one RBI and he stole a base.

Daytona’s doubleheader against Bradenton was cancelled because of rain for the third straight day. Daytona has lost 10 games to weather this season. Tuesday is an off day. No word yet on when Scott Baker will make his next rehab start for the team.

Jeimer Candelario hit a first-inning home run but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 12-4, to Clinton. Felix Pena gave up eight runs over six innings.

Eight Boise Hawks players were named to the roster for the Northwest League All-Star Game at Everett Memorial Stadium. First pitch is 8:05 MDT. Pitchers Tyler Bremer and James Pugliese, catcher Lance Rymel, infielders David Bote, Daniel Lockhart and Jacob Rogers, and outfielders Yasiel Balaguert and Shawon Dunston Jr. were named to the South Division squad. Boise’s skipper, Gary Van Tol, will manage the South against the North. Lockhart will miss the game because he is now on Triple-A Iowa’s roster.

Francisco Sanchez and Charcer Burks each had two hits in Mesa’s 4-3 win over the Indians. Kelvin Freeman had two RBIs.

9/19 Cubs set Minor League teams

The Cubs will move their Class A Midwest League team closer to Chicago, agreeing to a new player development contract on Wednesday with Kane County. The Cougars’ ballpark is about a 45-minute drive west of Chicago. The Cubs’ Midwest League affiliate had been in Peoria, which is nearly three hours away. Peoria announced on Wednesday it had reached agreement with the Cardinals to be their Midwest League affiliate. The Cubs also announced on Wednesday they have renewed their PDC with Class A Daytona and Class A Boise. All three contracts run through the 2014 season.

— Carrie Muskat

9/12 Cubs to stay in Boise

The Cubs and Boise Hawks have agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract. The Idaho Statesman first reported the news today, and a team official confirmed. The Hawks have been a short-season Class A affiliate of the Cubs since 2001. In 12 seasons with the Cubs, Boise has qualified for the Northwest League playoffs six times, including each of the last two years.

The Cubs have yet to announce whether they will renew their PDC with Class A Daytona and Class A Peoria. Chicago has agreements with Triple-A Iowa thorugh the 2016 season and with Double-A Tennessee through 2014.

— Carrie Muskat