Results tagged ‘ Dan Vogelbach ’

11/13 AFL update

Dan Vogelbach hit a RBI double in the fifth inning Thursday but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox ended their season with a 4-4, 11-inning tie with Glendale at Cubs Park. Vogelbach ended the game when he lined out in the 11th, leaving the bases loaded. He finished with a .261 average. Jacob Hannemann also started, and went 0-for-5 and finished with a .279 average. The Solar Sox finished 15-14-2 in the East division. Salt River and Peoria will square off Saturday for the AFL championship.

11/12 AFL update

Dan Vogelbach had two hits but it wasn’t enough as Mesa lost, 5-1, to Surprise Tuesday in Arizona Fall League play. Jacob Hannemann went 0-for-4. On Wednesday, the Solar Sox play host to the Javelinas with C.J. Edwards making his final start. Mesa then closes the AFL season Thursday with a game at Cubs Park against the Desert Dogs.

11/5 AFL and Winter ball updates

Dan Vogelbach hit a three-run single and added a double to spark the Mesa Solar Sox to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night over Salt River in Arizona Fall League play. On Wednesday, the Solar Sox play host to Glendale at 12:35 p.m. MT at Cubs Park. Right-hander C.J. Edwards is scheduled to start for Mesa.

Winter league update:

Junior Lake is batting .271 in 13 games with Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League. Lake has one home run and one double, and has struck out 11 times in 48 at-bats. Jonathan Mota was 4-for-11 in three games in Puerto Rico. Also, Manny Ramirez is playing for Aguilas in the Dominican Republic, and batting .243 in 10 games with one home run, two doubles and eight RBIs.

11/4 AFL update

Dan Vogelbach and Jacob Hannemann were a combined 0-for-5 in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 1-0 loss to Salt River in Arizona Fall League play Monday. Gerardo Concepcion took the loss, giving up one run on two hits in one inning. On Tuesday, the Solar Sox face the Rafters in Scottsdale. The game will be streamed on, starting at 6:35 p.m. MT.

10/19 AFL update – Saturday’s game

Bijan Rademacher had two hits, including a RBI single in the second inning, while Addison Russell and Dan Vogelbach scored two runs each in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 8-4 win Saturday over Salt River Rafters. There are no games Sunday. Arizona Fall League play resumes Monday with the Solar Sox facing the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium. You can follow the AFL on their website.

10/18 AFL update – Friday’s game

Dan Vogelbach walked and scored a run in Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-3 loss to Surprise Saguaros on Friday in Arizona Fall League play. Jacob Hannemann was 0-for-4 for Mesa. Gerardo Concepcion walked one in one inning of relief. On Saturday, the Solar Sox play host to the Salt River Rafters at Cubs Park in Mesa. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. MT. Sunday is a day off. Check the Arizona Fall League website for more information.

10/17 AFL update – Thursday’s game

Dan Vogelbach went 2-for-4 with one RBI and Addison Russell had a hit and scored two runs in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 6-2 win over the Peoria Javelinas Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. Vogelbach doubled in the fourth, driving in Russell, for the Solar Sox’s first run.

Vogelbach admitted he was pressing at the start of the AFL season.

“Early on, I was trying to do too much and not swinging at good pitches,” he said. “A combination of that and pitchers here being as good as they are, it’s not going to work.”

Vogelbach and Russell know each other well, having played on a travel team while in high school in Florida.

“He’s fun to watch and it’s even better when you’re on his team,” Vogelbach said of Russell. “He has the ‘it’ factor that they talk about. He takes good at-bats all the time. When he hits the ball, it’s loud. I’m not a pitcher, but I think I speak for them that he’s a guy you want at shortstop or second base.”

Ivan Pineyro, who pitched for Double-A Tennessee this past season, started and threw three scoreless innings, giving up four hits and striking out three. Zach Cates threw two scoreless innings in relief. On Friday, the Solar Sox play host to the Surprise Saguaros at Cubs Park in Mesa.

10/14 AFL update – Monday’s game

Addison Russell was 1-for-3 and Dan Vogelbach and Jacob Hannemann a combined 0-for-8 in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 2-1 loss to Scottsdale Scorpions on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. The Solar Sox are 1-4 so far in AFL play, and face the Scorpions Tuesday in Mesa.

9/3 Minor matters – Tuesday’s games

* On Tuesday, Kris Bryant was named USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year. He batted a combined .325 at Tennessee and Iowa, hitting 43 home runs, and finishing with 110 RBIs. Iowa finished the regular season with a 74-70 record.

* Tennessee finished the regular season with a 66-73 record.

* Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam with two outs in the fourth to help Daytona beat Dunedin, 11-1, in the first game of the Florida State League North Championship. Dan Vogelbach had two hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs. Bijan Rademacher was 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Rob Zastryzny picked up the win, giving up one run over six innings. Tayler Scott gets the start Wednesday in Game 2 of the best of three series.

* Kane County opens the first round of the Midwest League playoffs on Wednesday at Wisconsin. Jen-Ho Tseng (6-1, 2.40 ERA) gets the start.

* Boise lost 5-2 to Hillsboro in the first game of the Northwest League divisional series. Jake Stinnett gave up one unearned run over five innings. Alex Tomasovich led off the third with a solo home run. Boise committed four errors, contributing to two unearned runs. Jeremy Null (2-0, 1.29) starts Wednesday in Game 2.

9/2 Daytona 11, Dunedin 1

Led by Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach, the Cubs’ Nos. 7 and 11 prospects, Class A Daytona defeated Dunedin, 11-1, Tuesday in Game 1 of their Florida State League semifinals series.

Vogelbach scored the first run of the game in the second and then built on the lead with a two-out, two-run homer in the third. Schwarber broke the game open the next inning with a two-out, opposite-field grand slam, which gave Daytona a 9-0 lead.

Schwarber, ranked No. 75 on’s Top 100 Prospects list, finished the game 1-for-5 with a run and four RBIs. He primarily has played left field since the Cubs made him the fourth overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, but served Tuesday as Daytona’s designated hitter.

Vogelbach went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Outfielder Billy McKinney, the Cubs’ No. 8 prospect, added two hits and two runs.

The best-of-three series continues Wednesday with Game 2 at Dunedin. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. If necessary, Game 3 would be played Thursday at Dunedin at 6:30 p.m. ET.