Bandits make it two in a row over Kane County


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Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 11:11 pm
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Result: The Quad Cities River Bandits took advantage of three Kane County errors to score a 4-1 victory over the hosting Cougars on Friday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva, Ill. The Bandits have taken the first two games in the season-opening four-game series.

How it happened: Once again, the Bandits took an early lead with a run in the second that scored on an error. Kane County tied it in the seventh before the Bandits scored three runs in the eighth. QC, which has yet to trail this season, scored two runs off errors.

On the mound: Daniel Minor earned the victory as he pitched the back end of the "piggyback" with Lance McCullers. Minor allowed one run on five hits with no walks and no strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. McCullers started and threw five shutout innings with five strikeouts, five hits allowed and no walks. McCullers, Minor, Kyle Hallock and John Neely allowed 10 hits and struck out seven.

At the plate: Rio Ruiz drove in two runs and also had two hits. His two-out, two-run double gave the Bandits their 4-1 lead in the eighth. Ariel Ovando and Roberto Pena each went 2-for-4 with a double. Carlos Correa went 0-for-3 with a run scored, strikeout and walk.

Worth noting: The Bandits struck out eight times, pushing their season total to 20. ... QC did not commit an error for the second consecutive game.

Up next: QC continues the series with a 1 p.m. contest today. Colton Cain gets the start.



















 



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