July 29, 2008

Fick pitches 7 1/3 in Bandits loss to Loons

Quad-Cities River Bandits (Low-A): Lost 6-2 to the Great Lakes Loons.

When the River Bandits tied the game at 2-all in the eighth inning, they thought they were in a position to make a last inning comeback.

In the Bandits' eighth, Francisco Rivera came up with a two-out, two-RBI basehit, Adron Chambers and Peter Kozman scoring.

But the gutsy rally must've woke up the Loons, because they got crazy in the bottom of the frame, doubling the answer, scoring four of their own to set what would be the final score at 6-2.

Bandits' starter Chuckie Fick fell to 3-3 after 7 1/3 innings of work. He allowed three runs on seven hits, but also struck out three.

Reliever Matt Spade got bum-rushed for three runs on two hits. Spade also gave up two walks and worked only one out.

Brandon Garner came on in relief, but gave up two hits before he could secure the last out of the eighth.