Results tagged ‘ Boise ’

9/10 Minor League report

Boise had a 7-5 lead after seven innings Sunday night but gave up seven runs in the eighth to lose, 12-9, to Vancouver in the deciding game of the Northwest League championship series. Tayler Scott started and gave up 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings. Dan Vogelbach hit a three-run home run, and drove in another run. Jeimer Candelario had two RBIs and Stephen Bruno had two hits and scored three runs.

“It’s been a [heck] of a year for a lot of the guys who have really overcome a lot of things and matured,” Boise manager Mark Johnson told the Idaho Statesman. “And they’ve gotten a lot better. That’s what it’s all about, improving and learning how to play the game the right way.”

Here are the final 2012 records for the Cubs’ Minor League teams:

Triple-A Iowa: 53-87, fourth place (28 games back)

Double-A Tennessee: 72-68 (35-35 first half; 37-33 second half)

Class A Daytona: 59-74 (30-38 first half; 29-36 second half)

Class A Peoria: 63-75 (35-34 first half; 28-41 second half)

Class A Boise: 37-39 (13-25 first half; 24-14 second half)

Rookie League Mesa: 37-19

— Carrie Muskat

9/9 Boise aims at NW League title

Wilson Contreras hit a walkoff RBI single in the ninth to lift Class A Boise to a 3-2 victory Saturday night over Vancouver in Game 2 of the Northwest League championship series. The deciding Game 3 will be played Sunday night, with Tayler Scott scheduled to start. On Saturday, Pierce Johnson gave up one unearned run over three innings and struck out six. Stephen Bruno had an RBI. Nathan Dorris picked up the win in relief.

— Carrie Muskat

9/6 Boise advances to NWL finals

Felix Pena gave up five hits over seven scoreless innings Wednesday night to help Class A Boise beat Yakima, 3-2, and advance to the Northwest League championship series. Pena struck out two and did not walk a batter. Dan Vogelbach delivered a two-run single in the third. The Hawks will face Vancouver in the best of three championship series, starting Thursday. Boise is seeking its seventh title and first since 2004.

“This is a very young team,” Boise manager Mark Johnson said. “This is a great time in their careers, to be in a position like this, to win a championship. Whatever happens, it’s great experience. Some poeple go through their whole career without a chance to win a championship. To have a chance to win one is a feat in itself.”

— Carrie Muskat

9/5 Boise wins, 11-5

Class A Boise roughed up Yakima, 11-5, in Game 2 of the Northwest League East Division series on Tuesday. The series is now tied at one win apiece, and the deciding game will be played Wednesday at Yakima. Tuesday’s game was tied at 4 before the Hawks scored seven runs with two outs in the ninth. Gioskar Amaya got things started with a two-run home run in the third. In the ninth, Albert Almora hit a two-run double and Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run triple, and Rock Shoulders and Darien Martin each added RBI singles. Tyler Bremer picked up the win in relief, giving up one run over three innings.

— Carrie Muskat

8/28 Minor League report

Greg Rohan and Dave Sappelt each homered in Iowa’s 4-3 loss to Nashville on Monday night. Seth McClung took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings. Esmailin Caridad, Jaye Chapman and Marcus Hatley each threw a scoreless inning of relief.

Jae-Hoon Ha hit a three-run homer in the first to back Dae-Eun Rhee and lift Tennessee to a 5-3 win over Mobile. Rhee gave up one earned run over five innings, striking out six. Junior Lake and Logan Watkins each had two hits.

Daytona’s game against Clearwater was postponed because of the weather.

Starling Peralta gave up two runs over six innings inpeoria’s 7-3 win over Wisconsin. Jacob Rogers hit his second home run in as many days and Jorge Soler scored two runs, hit a double and stole a base. It was Peralta’s eighth quality start.

Boise, which has secured a post-season spot, opens its final regular season home stand on Tuesday against Everett.

Yasiel Balaguert hit a three-run home run in the second inning to help Mesa beat the Giants, 3-1.

— Carrie Muskat

8/26 Boise is playoff bound

Class A Boise is headed to the playoffs for the second straight season. The Hawks’ 8-6 win over Vancouver on Saturday plus Everett’s 6-3 win over Yakima gave Boise the second half title in the Northwest League’s East Division. Boise will face Yakima, the division’s first half winner, in the first game of the playoffs on Sept. 3. Jeimer Candelario drove in three runs in Saturday’s win. Boise plays Vancouver on Sunday before closing the regular season with a five-game homestand against Everett that begins Tuesday.

— Carrie Muskat

8/14 Almora promoted

Outfielder Albert Almora, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in the June First-Year Player Draft, was promoted from the Mesa Rookie League team to Class A Boise, and was expected to join the Hawks on Wednesday. Almora went 5-for-6 Monday to lead a 25-hit attack and help Mesa beat the Reds, 17-7. Almora was batting .413 in his last 10 games.

“He’s done a real nice job the last week to 10 days,” Theo Epstein said Tuesday. “For him, it was a matter of getting his timing down. He has a leg kick, and sometimes those guys have to see a lot of live pitching to get their timing locked in. He can drive the ball all over the field recently. We think he’s pretty advanced for an 18-year-old.”

— Carrie Muskat

12/30 Buckner new Boise hitting coach

Bill Buckner is back with the Cubs. Buckner, 62, was named the Class A Boise hitting coach on Friday. He returned to coaching last season as the manager of the Brockton Rox, leading the team to a 51-42 record in the independent CanAm League. Buckner replaces Desi Wilson, who was named the hitting coach for the Cubs’ Class A Daytona team.

Buckner rejoins the Cubs for the first time since playing for the big league team from 1977-84. He won the 1980 National League batting crown and earned a spot in the 1981 All-Star Game. A 22-year veteran, he was the White Sox’s hitting coach in 1996 and ’97, and also was a hitting coach in the Blue Jays Minor League system. Buckner played for the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels, and Royals, hitting .289 with 174 career home runs and 1,208 RBIs. He played in two World Series: 1974 with the Dodgers and 1986 with the Red Sox.

— Carrie Muskat

9/5 Cubs Minor League report

* Double-A Tennessee will host Chattanooga on Thursday and Friday in Games 1 and 2 of the five-game Southern League Division Series. The Smokies wrapped up the regular season with a doubleheader split on Sunday. The Smokies lost the first game to Birmingham, 5-1, and won the second game, 5-1. Josh Vitters hit his 14th homer in the night cap and finished with four RBIs.

* Daytona ended the regular season with a 6-4 loss to Brevard County on Sunday. Chad Noble had two hits, including his first home run.

* On Monday, Peoria ended its season with a 9-3 loss to Quad Cities. Even though he did not drive in a run in the game, first baseman Richard Jones became the first player in team history to lead the Midwest League in RBI, finishing with 98. The Chiefs finished 27-42 in the second half and 60-79 overall in 2011. Austin Kirk (5-12) took the loss, giving up four earned runs and three hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Micah Gibbs went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and one RBI. Jones also led the Midwest League in total bases (254) and intentional walks (8). Rubi Silva went 2-for-5 to finish the season at .300.

* Boise will play the first game of the Northwest League playoffs on Monday, playing host to Tri-City in the East Divisional Series. Boise won five of its final six games to clinch the second playoff spot.

— Carrie Muskat