July 27, 2008

Bandits' four-run comeback in ninth drops Loons

Quad-Cities River Bandits (Low-A): Won 5-2 over the Great Lakes Loons today.

Wayne Daman picked up the win, his record now 5-2 with a 2.49 ERA. Pete Parise picked up his 11th save.

Nicholas Additon started the game, allowing five hits in six full innings of work. Additon struck out three.

Daman came on in relief of Addition in the seventh, down 2-1 at the time.

Thanks to a four-run ninth, Daman became the pitcher of record with Parise closing in the bottom of the frame.
The Bandits got on the board in the sixth when left fielder Adron Chambers hit a solo home run to right field, bringing the Bandits within one at 2-1.

In the explosive Bandits' ninth, Peter Kozma lead off with a solo homer that tied the game at 2-all.

Brett Wallace then walked, followed by a Francisco Rivera single. Nicholas Peoples sac-bunted both base runners up a base. The Loons countered with by intentionally walking Thomas Pham.

The strategy backfired when Roberto Espinoza waited out a bases-loaded walk to force in Wallace with the go-ahead run at 3-2. Rivera and Pham would score on an Oliver Marmol ground ball which lead to a fielder's choice putout at second base, increased the lead to what would be the game's final score at 5-2.

River Bandits of note:
  • Pitcher Nicholas Additon struck out three.
  • Shortstop Peter Kozma went 3-for-4 with a home run.
  • Leftfielder Adron Chambers went 1-for-5 with a home run.
  • Second baseman Oliver Marmol stole a base, second.