Quad Cities Report: River Bandits Win One Game Against Snappers In Tough Series
Beloit, WI – So many things went wrong in this series for Quad Cities. It’s hard to believe the Bandits failed to get the job done and win this series. The Snappers were on their game and their pitching was outstanding in games two and three but the game that people will be talking about for awhile is game one in which the Bandits dominated the entire game. The Snappers however didn’t give up.
As a kid did you ever picture being at the plate down five in the ninth and your team needed a rally? That was the exact situation Beloit faced entering the final frame of game one. Facing a solid closer the Snappers slowly climed back into the game and before they knew it they tied the game. With the two teams not giving up Beloit had the chance to win it in the 13th. Steven Pallares stepped to the plate with Edwin Diaz on second and Jesus Lopez on first. Pallares zipped a grounder to center allowing Diaz to score the winning run. That 10-9 loss deflated the Bandits confidence and it showed the next game.
A rain out for game two set up a double header that was very one sided and for the most part it didn’t appear the Bandits were ready for what was happening. The Snappers took game one easily 7-1 scoring four runs in the fourth to pretty much seal the deal. Albert Abreu gave up one run in three innings while Ralph Garza got hammered for six runs in his three innings of work. Abreu took the loss after another good outing. Game two was more of the same as Beloit scored all their runs in the first three innings, scoring four in the third to put the game out of reach. Quad Cities did score in the sixth but that one run was all they got and took the loss 6-1.
The final game of the series was payback for the Bandits as Alex Winkelman took the mound and pitched a fantastic game giving up just one hit while striking out seven. Johnny Sewald and Brooks Marlow both hit solo homers to give the Bandits an early 2-0 lead. Quad Cities would add four more runs two of which were drove in by Christian Correa. This was by far the most complete game the Bandits played in the series. with the 6-0 win the Bandits improve to 15-21 on the season. Today is an off day before welcoming the Clinton Lumber Kings who lead the Western Division with a record of 21-15. That series kicks off tomorrow at 11:00 am with a Book Buddies Reading Day. Jake Levy and Lance Ragland will have all the action on MiLB.TV, K-BOB 1170 am, riverbandits.com or you can listen in on the TuneIn app.
Stoney’s Shining Stars
Kyle Tucker: Hit .545 with a run scored and 2 RBIs in 3 games of the series.
Alex Winkelman: Threw 6 innings in the final game of the series giving up 1 hit while striking out 7.
Johnny Sewald and Brooks Marlow both went yard in the finale. Sewald did it in the thirs and Marlow to lead off the fourth. Albert Abreu suffered his fourth loss of the season after another solid performance. This is the third series this month that Quad Cities won the final game of the series. The Bandits are now 5-9 in May and look to change that when Clinton comes to Modern Woodmen Park.
**Photo Credit: Richard Guill**