Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Ex-South Bend shortstop Hoerner to jump from AA to majors

The Chicago Cubs reportedly will promote top prospect Nico Hoerner from Double-A to play shortstop at the major-league level. Hoerner — the team’s top draft pick in 2018 — is needed by the big-league club because of several injuries: Javier … Continue reading

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South Bend advances to MWL finals; will face CR or Clinton

The South Bend Cubs beat the Great Lakes Loons 7-3 Sunday to advance to this year’s Midwest League Championship Series. They will face the winner of Monday’s game between the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Clinton LumberKings. Nelson Maldonado drove … Continue reading

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Clinton, South Bend win as 2nd round of MWL playoffs begins

The Clinton LumberKings and the South Bend Cubs took early leads in the second round of the Midwest League playoffs Saturday, beating the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Great Lakes Loons, respectively. The LumberKings won 4-0 at home, with the … Continue reading

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MWL playoffs: Loons, Kernels advance to 2nd round

The series matchups for Round 2 of the Midwest League playoffs are set after the Great Lakes Loons and the Cedar Rapids Kernels won Friday. The Loons beat the Lake County Captains 5-0 at Great Lakes. Brandon Lewis drove in … Continue reading

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MWL playoffs: LumberKings, Cubs advance to 2nd round

The Clinton LumberKings and the South Bend Cubs completed series sweeps Thursday to advance to the second round of the Midwest League playoffs. Both teams have to wait until Friday to learn who their opponents will be, as the remaining … Continue reading

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