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11/2 AFL update

Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 3-for-5, hitting a solo home run and an RBI single, but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 7-3 to Peoria on Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. The homer was Szczur’s first in the AFL. Mesa and Peoria square off on Friday in Peoria, starting at 12:35 p.m. MT. Saturday is the Rising Stars game.

– Carrie Muskat

10/28 AFL & more

Arizona Fall League

Matt Szczur went 2-for-4 and scored two runs but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 12-6 to Salt River on Saturday in Arizona Fall League play. Szczur was batting .264 in the AFL and tied for the league lead with six stolen bases. Javier Baez was 0-for-2, and leads the AFL with 16 RBIs. He’s also tied for the league lead with four home runs, and second in the AFL with 55 at-bats. The Solar Sox have Sunday off, and resume play Monday, traveling to Surprise for a 12:35 p.m. MT game.

Winter League

Jae-Hoon Ha posted his second straight three-hit game on Saturday for the Tigres de Aragua in Venezuelan Winter League play. Ha was batting .314 in nine games.

Junior Lake was 7-for-20 (.300) in six games with Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Winter League. Lake has two home runs and was playing shortstop. Another infield prospect, Christian Villanueva, was 3-for-10 in four games with Yaquis de Obregon in Mexican Winter League, while Greg Rohan was batting .205 in 11 games with the Venados de Mazatlan.

Extra bases

Several of the Cubs prospects will be back in Mesa, Ariz., this week to take part in what’s become known as “Camp Bussy/Camp Jarrow” in honor of the team’s strength and conditioning coaches, Tim Buss and Doug Jarrow.

– Carrie Muskat


10/25 AFL update

Cubs prospect Kevin Rhoderick served up a three-run home run with one out in the ninth as Scottsdale rallied to beat the Mesa Solar Sox, 4-3, in Arizona Fall League play Wednesday. Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva both started, and each had one hit for Mesa. On Thursday, Mesa plays host to Peoria at HoHoKam Park, first pitch 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

10/23 AFL update

Cubs prospects Matt Szczur had two hits and Javier Baez was 1-for-5 in Mesa Solar Sox’s 5-4, 10-inning loss Monday in Arizona Fall League play. The Solar Sox play Phoenix on Tuesday. Baez is leading the AFL with 12 RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

10/16 AFL update

Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI and Javier Baez drove in a run but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 9-2 to Peoria on Monday in Arizona Fall League play. The Solar Sox travel to Peoria, AZ, on Tuesday for a game at 12:35 p.m. MT.

– Carrie Muskat

10/13 AFL update

Cubs prospect Matt Szczur was 2-for-5 with one RBI in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 12-5 win Friday over Surprise in Arizona Fall League action. The Solar Sox play host to Phoenix on Saturday at HoHoKam Park, starting at 12:35 p.m. MT.

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– Carrie Muskat

10/12 AZ Fall League update

The Mesa Solar Sox edged Surprise, 6-5, on Thursday in Arizona Fall League play. Javier Baez, the Cubs’ top prospect who started at shortstop, hit a RBI double and now is 4-for-13 (.308) in three games. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up two runs on six hits and struck out two over two innings. Matt Szczur also started for Mesa, and was 1-for-4 with one RBI and scored a run. He’s 2-for-10 with one RBIs in three games. Tony Zych picked up the win in relief. He’s thrown 1 1/3 hitless innings in two games in relief, striking out two.

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– 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 AZ Fall League roster

Javier Baez, Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva are among the Cubs prospects who will play in the Arizona Fall League. Baez was the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2011. The trio will be joined on the Mesa Solar Sox by pitchers Dae-Eun Rhee, Nick Struck, Tony Zych, and Zach Rosscup. Kevin Rhoderick will be on the taxi squad.

The Arizona Fall League celebrates its 20th anniversary season in 2012. Opening Day is Oct. 9. The six-team league, owned and operated by MLB, plays six days per week (Monday-Saturday) in six Cactus League stadiums in the Phoenix area, including the Cubs’ facility in Mesa, Hohokam Stadium.

– Carrie Muskat

8/12 Minor League report

Friday’s games

Tony Campana had two hits in Iowa’s 4-3 loss to Las Vegas on Friday. Greg Rohan drove in two runs. Blake Lalli tied the game in the ninth with a RBI double.

Matt Szczur had two hits add one RBI in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Huntsville. Trey McNutt made his ninth relief appearance and gave up an unearned run on one hit over two innings.

Micah Gibbs had two hits and two RBIs in Daytona’s 8-5 loss to Dunedin.

Jorge Soler made his debut for Peoria and drove in two runs in a 10-5 loss to Burlington.

Daniel Vogelbach hit two home runs, his second straight multi-homer game, in Boise’s 11-8 win over Everett. He drove in five runs and was batting .381. Jeimer Candelario had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs. Marco Hernandez also homered, his fourth.

Duane Underwood walked two in one inning in Mesa’s 7-3 loss to the Rangers. Shawon Dunston Jr. had two hits and two RBIs and Albert Almora extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Saturday’s games

Iowa’s game Saturday in Las Vegas was suspended after four innings because of rain.

Dae-Eun Rhee threw six shutout innings in Tennessee’s 2-0 win over Huntsville. Matt Szczur had two hits and Jae-Hoon Ha and Michael Brenly each drove in a run.

Daytona’s game against Dunedin was postponed because of rain.

Jorge Soler hit his first home run for Peoria, a grand slam, in a 5-3 win over Beloit. Soler connected in the third inning. Wes Darvill had three hits and Luis Liria picked up the win in relief.

Daniel Vogelbach extended his hitting streak to 11 games in Boise’s 4-1 win over Salem-Keizer. He has driven in a run in seven straight games. Trey Martin had two hits and one RBIs.

Albert Almora had three hits and one RBIs in Mesa’s 8-3 win over the Angels. Trevor Gretzky had two hits and two RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat 


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