Down on the Farm: Tennessee Smokies drop eighth straight


Iowa’s offense struggled to score runs, Kris Bryant did not have an extra-base hit, Jacob Hannemann’s offense could not overcome two costly errors for Kane County, and Michael Jensen picked up his first career save in a Daytona win.

Final: Nashville Sounds 4 (Brewers), Iowa 1
Dallas Beeler had a quality start, but took the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits, including a solo home run in the sixth while striking out three and walking one.

He also went 2-for-2 at the plate and Chris Valaika was 2-for-3, to account for four of Iowa’s six hits.

Final: Birmingham Barons (White Sox) 10, Tennessee Smokies 5
Dae-Eun Rhee (2-3) gave up seven runs as the Smokies dropped their eighth straight game. He gave up six earned runs on nine hits while striking out three and walking one over six innings.

First baseman Dustin Geiger got the Smokies on the board in the sixth with a two-run single to score Charles Cutler and Kris Bryant, who went 2-for-4 with a walk and one run. Geiger went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored.

Third baseman Anthony Giansanti was 3-for-4 with a RBI double in the ninth and scored on John Andreoli sacrifice fly before Rubi Silva doubled for a three-run inning for the Smokies.

Cutler was 2-for-5 with a run.

Final: Daytona 3, St. Lucie Mets 1
Michael Jensen allowed two base hits then walked the bases loaded with two outs before he struck out the final batter to earn his first career save.

Nathan Dorris (2-1) gave up only one run on four hits, striking out two and walking one over 6 2/3 innings.

Chadd Krist single scored Bijan Rademacher, who led off the game with a single before St. Lucie answered with a run to tie it 1-1 after the first.

Jeimer Candelario singled in the winning run in the third then Zeke DeVoss groundout plated plated Gioskar Amaya for a 3-1 lead.

Zach Cates entered in relief and allowed only one hit over 1 1/3 innings.

DeVoss and Krist were both 2-for-5 while Pin-Chieh Chen was 2-for-2 with a walk.

Final: Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals) 5, Kane County 3
Shortstop Carlos Penalver committed a fielding error in the fifth then two Peoria runs scored before a base hit plated the eventual game-winning run in the seventh for the Cougars loss.

Duane Underwood (1-2) allowed three runs, one earned, on five hits, striking out one and walking one over five innings.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was the Cougars offense as he went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Right fielder Yasiel Balaguert and second baseman Danny Lockhart both went 2-for-4 with a double while catcher Cael Brockmeyer had the other RBI.

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