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11/7 AFL update

Matt Szczur and Logan Watkins each had one hit but it wasn’t enough as Mesa was blanked, 7-0, by Surprise on Tuesday in Arizona Fall League play. Tony Zych pitched one inning of relief, and needed nine pitches to retire the side. On Wednesday, Mesa travels to Scottsdale for a 12:35 p.m. MT game. The AFL season ends Nov. 15.

– Carrie Muskat

11/6 AFL & Winter ball updates

Logan Watkins made his Arizona Fall League debut on Monday, and was 0-for-2 with two walks and scored a run in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-4 win over Scottsdale. Watkins was named to the Solar Sox to replace Javier Baez, who injured his thumb. Matt Szczur led off and went 0-for-3 but also drew a walk and scored a run. Rubi Silva was 1-for-4 with a triple. Dae-Eun Rhee started for Mesa, and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings. Nick Struck picked up the win in relief. On Tuesday, Mesa plays host to Surprise at HoHoKam Park. First pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT.

* In the Dominican Republic, Junior Lake was 3-for-4 with three doubles and one RBI for Estrellas de Oriente in a 6-4 loss to Gigantes on Monday. Lake, who was batting .310, started at third and switched to shortstop.

– Carrie Muskat

11/1 AFL update

Cubs top prospect Javier Baez has been offiically removed from the Mesa Solar Sox roster, sidelined by a broken thumb. He’s been replaced on Mesa’s roster by infielder Logan Watkins, who was the Cubs’ 21st round pick in 2008. Watkins batted .281 in 133 games with Double-A Tennessee this season, with nine home runs, 20 doubles, 11 triples, 28 stolen bases and 52 RBIs. He primarily played second base, some shortstop and also a few games in center field. Baez was expected to be fully healed by Spring Training.

On Wednesday, Matt Szczur was 1-for-5 in Mesa’s 2-2 tie with Salt River in Arizona Fall League play. Nick Struck gave up two hits and walked one over two innings in relief. On Thursday, Mesa will play host to Peoria at HoHoKam Park, with first pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

9/27 Watkins, Struck honored

Infielder Logan Watkins and right-handed pitcher Nick Struck were named the Cubs’ Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The two will be honored Monday at Wrigley Field. Watkins, 23, hit .281 with 93 runs scored, 20 doubles, 11 triples, nine home runs and 52 RBIs in 133 games for Double-A Tennessee. He led the Southern League in runs scored, was second in triples and walks (76) and was fourth in on-base percentage (.383). Originally selected in the 21st round of the 2008 Draft, Watkins owns a .285 batting average in 475 career Minor League games.

Struck, 22, went 14-10 with a 3.18 ERA in 28 games (26 starts) for Tennessee. He led the Southern League in victories, ranked third with 155 2/3 innings pitched and fourth in ERA. He led the club with 123 strikeouts, walked 44, and limited opposing hitters to a .238 batting average. From May 29 through the end of the season, Struck went 10-5 with a 2.29 ERA in 18 games (16 starts). All told, Struck allowed three or fewer earned runs in 20 of his 26 starts while he issued two or fewer walks in 21 starts. Chicago’s 39th round selection in the 2009 Draft, Struck is 32-27 with a 3.50 ERA in 84 career Minor League games, including 73 starts. He has struck out 330 batters while walking 134, and has surrendered 28 home runs in 431 2/3 innings pitched.

– Carrie Muskat

9/2 Minor League report

Logan Watkins hit his ninth home run but it wasn’t enough as Pensacola beat Tennessee, 3-2, on Saturday. Matt Szczur had a two-hit game, and scored a run. Eric Jokisch started and gave up one run over five innings, striking out five.

Matt Loosen gave up one run over five innings and picked up the win in Daytona’s 4-2 victory over Brevard County. John Andreoli hit his first home run, and stole two bases. A.J. Morris picked up the save.

Jeffry Antigua gave up six runs over 5 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 6-5 loss to Kane County. Bijan Rademacher had three RBIs and stole a base. Justin Berg threw 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief.

Boise finished the regular season with a 12-11 walkoff wiin, scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth to beat Everett. Stephen Bruno won the league batting title, finishing at .361. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits and three rBIs. Rafael Diplan picked up the win in relief. Ian Dickson started and gave up four earned runs over 3 1/3 innings.

Iowa and Mesa have wrapped up their seasons.

– Carrie Muskat

8/29 Minor League report

Alfredo Amezaga hit his sixth home run in Iowa’s 7-3 loss to Nashville on Tuesday night. Horacio Ramirez took the loss, giving up seven runs over 4 2/3 innings. Tony Campana had two hits.

Logan Watkins hit a walkoff home run in the 10th to lift Tennessee to a 6-5 win over Mobile. Michael Brenly had three hits, including his sixth home run. Watkins also hit a double and was batting .280. Frank Batista picked up the win, despite blowing a save in the top of the ninth.

Daytona’s doubleheader against Clearwater on Tuesday was postponed because of rain. The teams were going to try to play two games on Wednesday.

Wisconsin scored three runs in the ninth to beat Peoria, 4-1. Jacob Rogers had a hit, and now has hit safely in five of his last six games.

Stephen Bruno had three hits in Boise’s 7-3 win over Everett. Wilson Contreras had two hits and two RBIs. Brian Smith picked up the win in relief.

Garrett Schlecht was 4-for-4 and scored three runs in Mesa’s 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

– Carrie Muskat

8/26 Minor League report

Diory Hernandez hit his second home run and drove in three runs in Iowa’s 4-1 win over Oklahoma City on Saturday. Ty’Relle Harris picked up the win, giving up one run and striking out six over six innings. Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the eighth and a sacrifice fly. Dave Sappelt, Greg Rohan and Jeff Frazier each had two hits. Jairo Asencio picked up the save.

Logan Watkins hit his sixth home run in Tennessee’s 4-3, 10-inning loss to Mobile. Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits and Rubi Silva drove in two runs.

Daytona lost the first game of a doubleheader to Tampa, 3-2, but won the nightcap, 4-1. Ryan Searle picked up the win in the second game, giving up one run on three hits over five innings. John Andreoli, Roni Torreyes, Rebel Ridling each had two hits.

Chadd Krist and Tim Saunders each homered to back Joseph Zeller and lead Peoria to a 3-2 win over Wisconsin. Zeller gave up one run on seven hits over six innings.

Boise reached the playoffs for the second straight season with an 8-6 win over Vancouver, clinching 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 had three hits and three RBIs in Saturday’s win and Wilson Contreras drove in two runs.

Shawon Dunston Jr. had three RBIs in Mesa’s 8-7 win over the Giants. Carlos Penalver had two hits and two RBIs and Yasiel Belaguert had two hits and two RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

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