Quad Cities Report: Bandits Impress Winning 2 of 3 From Bees
Davenport, IA- A rainout Tuesday forced Burlington and Quad Cities to play two seven inning games on Wednesday. Burlington looked like it took the 12-4 loss on Monday personal as they came out fighting in game one of the double header on a cool night at Modern Woodmen Park. Both games were battles as the teams split the double header but Quad Cities won the three game series.
Game one of the series resulted it 16 runs being scored between the two teams and thanks to a scores in the first four innings and a five run eighth the Bandits ran away with this game with 13 hits and no errors. Burlington scored four runs over three innings but just didn’t have enough to keep up. Quad Cities starter Alex Winkelman got the win and Ryan Deemes picked up the save.
The double header started off pretty good for the Bandits as they scored a run in the first and second innings to take an early 2-0 lead. In the top of the third though the Bees scored three times with Angel Genao, Juan Moreno and Brendon Sanger all scored to give Burlington the lead. Kyle Tucker would double in the bottom of the fourth to drive in Antonio Nunez to tie the game at 3. Hutton Moyer homered in the fifth and Genao tripled in the sixth to push across Jordan Serena making the score 5-3. Genao would score Burlington’s final run in the sixth on a fielding error by Aaron Mizell. The Bandits pushed across two runs in the seventh for the final runs of the game with Quad Cities taking a hard loss 6-5. The Bees Jose Rodriguez got the win while the Bandits Jose Hernandez took the loss.
Game two of the twin bill was a pitching duel as Chris Murphy took the mound for Quad Cities and Luis Pena started for Burlington. The only scoring in this one came from the Bandits as Anthony Hermelyn tripled in the first to drive in Johnny Sewald. It was truly a great game as both pitchers gave their all with each giving up only four hits a piece. Murphy went all seven innings striking out three with Pena going three innings striking out four and Eric Alonzo went three striking out two. The Bees committed three errors but the errors didn’t cost the the Bees any runs.
Next up for Quad Cities is a four game series with the Beloit Snappers. Game one is tonight from Pohlman Field at 6:30 pm CT. The Bandits send Yoanys Quiala who makes his first start of the season and the Snappers will start Angel Duno (3-1, 1.80). You can catch all the action live with Jake Levy on K-BOB 1170 am, riverbandits.com or with the TuneIn app.
Stoney’s Shining Stars
Kyle Tucker – Hit .545 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored in the series.
Chris Murphy – Threw a seven inning shutout allowing 4 hits while striking out three in game two of the double header Wednesday.
Other Notes: Connor Goedert hit his second homer in the 12-4 win on Monday and hit .181 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. The Bandits sit 4 games under .500 heading into the weekend series with the Snappers. After losing 4 of six on the road trip through Michigan the Bandits needed this series win over Burlington before heading out on the road again. Can the Bandits win their second straight series? This guy says YES.
**Photo Credit: Richard Guill**