Quad Cities Report: Bandits Swept By Bees At Home
Davenport, IA- Another beautiful day for baseball at Modern Woodmen Park the perfect chance for the Bandits to exact some revenge on the Burlington Bees and avoid being swept for only the third time this season. Burlington was looking to exact some revenge of it’s own as they lost the first series to the Bandits 2-1 just a couple weeks ago.
This game started off pretty well. Quad Cities got on the board first as Christian Correa singled to left to push across both Kristian Trompiz and Kyle Tucker In the bottom of the first giving Quad Cities a 2-0 lead. Connor Goedert added to that lead with a solo homer to center field and giving the Bandits a comfortable 3-0 lead after three innings of play.Things would change quickly though.
In the fifth Burlington got on the board on a sac bunt by Webster Rivas that scored Michael Hermosillio. A throwing error by Bandits starter Kevin McCanna allowed Michael Pierson to score cutting Quad Cities lead to 3-2. The Bees weren’t done yet though as Jordan Serena‘s sac fly pushed across Rivas tying the game. The Bees put up two more runs as Brendon Sanger and Jared Walsh both scored before the fifth inning ended giving the Bees a 5-3 lead.
Stunned the Bandits tried to put together a rally as Tucker drove home Myles Straw in the bottom of the ninth making it 5-4 with one out. Unfortunately that would be the only run the Bandits would score losing the game in heartbreaking fashion. Tyler Watson got the win for the Bees going two innings with three strikeouts as Zach Hartman grabbed his seventh save of the season. Kevin McCanna took the loss going 4.2 innings giving up four runs on two hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.
After a much needed day off Quad Cities will be back in action Tuesday against the Beloit Snappers at Modern Woodmen Park. RHP Albert Abreu (1-6, 6.27) will start for the Bandits while Beloit counters with Evan Manarino (5-1, 1.46). First pitch is set for 7 pm CT. Jake Levy and Lance Ragland will have all the action on K-BOB 1170 am, riverbandits.com and also on the TuneIn app.
Stoney’s Shining Stars
Top Prospect: Christian Correa batted .429 with 2 RBI’s and a double.
Top Pitcher: Franklin Perez pitched 4 innings allowing 2 hit while striking out 6 in the finale
Other Notes: Connor Goedert hit a home run in his second straight series giving him 4 on the season and giving him 23 RBI’s. Kyle Tucker continues to produce but with the Astros struggling don’t be surprised to hear rumors of Tucker being used in trade talks.
Quad Cities has dropped 7 of it’s last 10 and will need to turn things around as this is a very tough month with series against Cedar Rapids and Beloit coming up. Defense is going to be key as these series come.
**Photo Credit: Richard Guill**