Dragons Wash Away Bandits' Winning Streak, 12-7April 20, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Quad Cities River Bandits
After the Dragons (7-8) scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth against Quad Cities left-handed starter Kyle Hald (0-2), the River Bandits entered their first rain delay of the season trailing by seven runs.
Quad Cities (10-5) took an early 2-0 lead with a first-inning RBI double by first baseman David Medina and a second-inning home run by right fielder Roberto Reyes, who went deep for the second straight game.
Dayton scored its first run in the second on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Kyle Waldrop. In the third, catcher Nick O'Shea doubled, center fielder Jefry Sierra reached on a bunt single, and shortstop Brandon Dailey hit a three-run home run to give the Dragons a 4-2 lead. It was Dailey's first homer of 2012 and the first allowed by Hald this season.
In the Dayton fourth inning, right fielder Steve Selsky hit a leadoff double and reached third base when River Bandits third baseman Jeremy Patton dropped the throw from Reyes in right. Waldrop and third baseman Junior Arias then drew back-to-back walks to load the bases with nobody out. Hald proceeded to throw a wild pitch that scored Waldrop and give up a two-run single to right field by O'Shea, making it 7-2. Sierra then tripled home O'Shea and was brought home on Hald's second wild pitch of the inning, which gave the Dragons a 9-2 lead.
With the bases empty, Hald retired the next two batters but was replaced by right-hander Robert Stock, who retired first baseman Danny Vicioso for the final out before rain halted the game one hour and 19 minutes after the game's first pitch.
The game resumed with right-hander James Allen (1-0) taking over for right-hander Carlos Gonzalez, who started for the Dragons and pitched four innings, allowed four hits, two runs and one earned run, issued two walks and had one strikeout. Allen kept Quad Cities scoreless through the sixth inning, while Dayton added a fifth-inning run against River Bandits right-hander Willy Paulino, who started for the River Bandits following the delay.
Allen allowed three Quad Cities runs in the seventh, as second baseman Luis Mateo and shortstop Matt Williams both hit RBI singles, and center fielder Nick Martini hit a sacrifice fly to make it 10-5. Dayton answered with two runs off of Paulino, getting RBI doubles by Selsky and Arias.
Quad Cities pulled within 12-7 in the eighth on two-out RBI singles by catcher Jesus Montero and Williams against right-hander Jimmy Moran.
The River Bandits' Western Division lead was trimmed to one game by the fourth straight win for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (9-6), who have won twice at West Michigan in as many nights.
The River Bandits and Dragons meet for the final time in the 2012 regular season at 6 p.m. Saturday night in Dayton. Right-hander Sam Gaviglio (1-0) will face right-hander Justice French (2-1) with the three-game season series on the line.
UP NEXT: The River Bandits will return to Modern Woodmen Park for a six-game home stand beginning Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. with College Night, Pro Sports Career Day, and Thirst-Day Thursday presented by Rock 104.9, the CW, and the River Cities' Reader. There will be $2 drink specials all night as the River Bandits host the West Michigan Whitecaps. Get your tickets now to watch the River Bandits in 2012. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at (563) 3-BANDIT and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.
Midwest League Stories from April 20, 2012
- Sano, Snappers Throttle Hawks to Force Rubber Match - South Bend Silver Hawks
- Dragons Collect 15 Hits, Win 12-7 - Dayton Dragons
- Dragons Wash Away Bandits' Winning Streak, 12-7 - Quad Cities River Bandits
- Bees Win Pitchers' Duel Part Two - Burlington Bees
- Homers Lift Hot Rods Over Kernels on Friday - Bowling Green Hot Rods
- Chiefs Fall 7-5 Friday Night - Peoria Chiefs
- TinCaps Crush Cougars 12-1 - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Bees turn tables, shut out Lugnuts, 2-0 - Lansing Lugnuts
- Captains Shutout Lumberkings 7-0 - Lake County Captains
- Cougars Mauled by TinCaps - Kane County Cougars
- Defense leads the way as Rattlers win fourth straight - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- Vega-Rosado Placed on DL - Lansing Lugnuts
- Bad Apple Dancers Win Hoosier Hospitality Award - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Dragons Gameday for April 20 - Dayton Dragons
- Dragons to Host Public Safety Day on April 22nd - Dayton Dragons
- Loons, Dow Partner for Dow Student Heroes - Great Lakes Loons
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.