Mother Nature forced the cancellation of Iowa'S Friday night contest, but Tennessee, Daytona and Peoria were each in action. Northsiders Report files the details from Friday's action.
Triple-A -- Iowa Cubs
Cubs, Sound Rained Out
Next Nashville @ Iowa, Saturday -- 7:05
Double-A -- Tennessee Smokies
Generals Shut Down Tennessee Jackson: 3, Tennessee: 0
Tennessee had no answer for a strong Jackson pitching performance. Taijuan Walker (W, 3-0) worked six scoreless innings, then the Generals' bullpen allowed two hits in the final three innings, leading them to a 3-0 win over the Smokies. Tennessee mustered just eight hits in the loss.
Trey McNutt (ND) worked just three innings, allowing three hits, but was removed early. Ryan Searle (L, 1-2) worked 4.2 innings of relief work, allowing three runs, though all were unearned. He was tagged with the loss. The Smokies were just 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, leaving seven runners on base.
Next: Tennessee @ Jackson, Saturday -- 7:05
High-A -- Daytona Cubs
Threshers Rally Past Daytona Clearwater: 4, Daytona: 3
Clearwater DH Christopher Duffy doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, then closer Hector Neris closed down the Cubs. The Threshers earned a 4-3 win over Daytona. Eric Jokisch did not factor in the decision, despite his seven innings of work. Reliever Larry Suarez (L, 0-2) was tagged with the loss.
Daytona had rallied to tie the game in the top of the eighth inning. Ronald Torreyes hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Dustin Harrington. Then, Nelson Perez knocked in Matthew Szczur on a fielder's choice. Cubs 1B Greg Rohan added a pair of hits and a RBI. His average has now risen to .305.
Next: Lakeland @ Daytona, Saturday -- 7:05
Low-A -- Peoria Chiefs
Strong Pitching Leads Peoria Past Lake County Peoria: 3, Lake County: 0
Patrick Francescon (W, 2-1) worked six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight batters, then Bryce Schafer (H) and Andrew McKirahan (S, 2) helped seal a 3-0 win for Peoria. The Captains finished the game with just four hits in the contest.
Paul Hoilman put Peoria on top in the first inning with a two-run home run, his second of the season. The Chiefs struggled offensively, though, finishing 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 runners on base. Pin-Chieh Chen and Oliver Zapata each chipped in with a pair of hits in the win.
Next: Peoria @ Fort Wayne, Saturday -- 4:05