Happ smashes his first pro grand slam

Cubs No. 7 prospect records a career-high 5 RBIs in South Bend's win

Happ smashes his first pro grand slam

Cubs first-round pick (and No. 7 prospect) Ian Happ clubbed his first professional grand slam during Class A South Bend's 7-1 win over Beloit.

The center fielder finished 1-for-5 with five RBIs in the most prolific night of his 45-game career. Happ hit eight doubles and four homers in 29 games for Class A Short Season Everett before he was promoted to South Bend.

He's hit .238 with two jacks and 10 RBIs in 16 games at Class A and has collected at least one hit in four of his past five contests.

Chicago drafted the former Cincinnati Bearcat No. 9 overall in June.

Cubs pick OF Ian Happ No. 9

"It's been quite a ride," Happ said after he was selected. "It's been a lot of hard work. I really enjoyed my time at Cincinnati. It's been an unbelievable three years. I couldn't ask for a better opportunity."

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.