Quad-Cities River Bandits (Low-A): Won in extra innings at Oldmobile Park in Lansing Michigan versus the Lugnuts.
In the eleventh inning, the Bandits’ Nicholas Peoples singled home Brett Wallace and Thomas Pham to beat the Lugnuts 6-4.
Coming on in relief to pitch the extra innings, Pete Parise grabbed the victory, his record now 3-1 with a 2.30 ERA. He gave up only one hit and struck out three.
Chuckie Fick had started, pitching the bulk of innings, two outs into the seventh after giving a home run, the Lugnuts tying the game at 4-all. Eduardo Sanchez relieved Fick and got out of the inning when catcher Roberto Espinoza threw out a base runner attempting to steal second.
Sanchez pitched two and a third innings, allowing no runs and striking out four.
The Peoples two-RBI single proved to be the game-winning hit while Parise was working his two innings.
Pham went 2-for-5 with a double.
Oliver Marmol went 1-for-4 with a double.
Also having a two-hit day were: Brett Wallace, D’Marcus Ingram, and Roberto Espinoza.
Batavia Muckdogs (A-short season): Lost 6-3 to the Oneonta Tigers.
Blake Murphy homered in the losing cause.
Beau Riportella went 2-for-4 with a double and 1 run scored.
Jameson Maj (2-2, 3.19) suffered the loss for the Muckdogs, pitching 5 complete innings, giving up 1 earned run out of two, allowing 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out a couple.
Ramon Delgado had a rough outing in relief, allowing 4 runs (all earned) in just 1.2 innings of work. He gave up 4 hits while issuing 4 free passes, striking out one.
Springfield Cardinals (AA): Won 8-7 with some late-inning scoring over the Arkansas Travelers.
The Travelers outhit the Cards 13-12, but feel short in a ninth inning comeback.
Marco Gonzalez (5-0) kept a perfect pitching record while Fernando Salas added another save to his record (18).
Mark Shorey went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and 1 run scored.
Cody Haerther hit his 11th homer of the season on a 2-for-3 day which found him crossing the plate twice.
Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Andrew Brown went 2-for-4 with a run scored and 2 RBIs.
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A): Got shutout 8-0 by the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Only four Cards got basehits: Matthew Arburr, Brian Cartie, Daniel Descalso, and Tyler Henley.
Quad-Cities River Bandits (Low-A): Won 6-3 to the Fort Wayne Wizards at Modern Woodmen Park.
Jared Bradford notched the win, his record now 1-1 with 3.95 ERA. Pete Parise recorded his 10th save.
Thomas Pham hit his 13th round-tripper on a 3-for-4 day.
Peter Kozma went 2-for-4 with a double.
D’Marcus Ingram went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs scored.
DAVENPORT–St. Louis Cardinals’ affiliate Quad-Cities River Bandits got the bats going late against the Burlington Bees, swatting baseballs all over Modern Woodmen Park.
The Bees took advantage of Bandits’ starting pitcher Nick Additon’s rocky start, doubling, then advancing to third on a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly gave the Bees a 1-0 lead.
The River Bandits answered right away, Adron Chambers tripling into right field, then scoring on a Peter Kozma sac-fly, tying things up at 1-each.
Answering the answer, the Bees put another run on the board in the top of the second, the second of only two Additon would give up in seven full innings of work. Additon scattered four hits and struck out three.
With the Bees up 2-1, the River Bandits wouldn’t answer until the third inning, Kozma and Carlos Pupo hitting back to back doubles, Kozma scoring on the latter.
The game would remain tied at 2-apiece until the River Bandits busted the game open in the seventh. Four R-B base runners would cross the plate, Ross Oeder singling the tiebreaker home first, Adron Chambers scoring. With two men on, Carlos Pupo yanked one just inside the left field foul pole for a three-run dinger to extend the R-B lead to 6-2.
Not yet finished swatting baseballs, the River Bandits added two more in the eighth, Oeder scaring up some more RBIs with a two-run homer to center field. The extra push made the score 8-2, which is how the game ended.
Nick Additon (8-3, 2.74) picked up the win, retiring 17 or the last 18 batters he faced. Additon pitched seven full innings, allowing only two runs on four hits while striking out three.
Jared Bradford threw two hitless innings in a non-save situation, grabbing a couple strikeouts as he mopped up for Additon.
Pupo swung the hot bat for the River Bandits, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, one home run, and collecting four RBIs.
Oeder went 2-for-5 with a home run.
CLINTON, IOWA–In a game that started Sunday and ended yesterday morning, in the wee a.m. hours, the Quad-Cities River Bandits (A) avoided a sweep by the Clinton LumberKings at Alliant Energy Field.
The Bandits scored in each of their first four innings in the 7-2 victory.
Who did well?
First baseman Carlos Pupo went 3-for-5 with a double.
Ross Oeder hit a home run.
Others who doubled were Peter Kozma, Francisco Rivera, Roberto Espinoza, and Oliver Marmol.
Starting pitcher Richard Castillo earned the win, now 4-1, working 5.2 innings, scattering five hits. Castillo gave up two long balls, walked two, and struck out six.
What next? The River Bandits will start a six-game homestand tomorrow at Modern Woodmen Park.