Quad Cities Manages Just Three Hits in 7-1 Loss to CaptainsJuly 18, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Quad Cities River Bandits
Sam Gaviglio (5-7) struggled with location as the game progressed, and allowed five runs - four earned - on eight hits and two walks, while striking out five in 4 2/3 innings. The loss marks the third time that the right-hander has lost back-to-back starts this season.
Leading 2-0 heading into the fifth, Lake County (14-11 second half, 45-49 overall) added three more runs to pad the lead. The Quad Cities right-hander Gaviglio walked leadoff man Jose Ramirez, and back-to-back singles loaded the bases for Lake County. After Jerrud Sabourin popped out, Luigi Rodriguez grounded into a force out that allowed Ramirez to score. Gaviglio missed the catch at first, and Francisco Lindor also crossed the plate. Following the play, right-hander Ricky Martinez entered for Quad Cities. Rodriguez stole second, and then advanced on a wild pitch by Martinez. He scored on a passed ball, charged to catcher Juan Castillo, to cap the scoring in the fifth, and giving the Captains' a 5-0 advantage.
Morimando (4-2) was dominant through six innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits and two walks, while striking out four. Wednesday marked the ninth consecutive start in which the left-hander has lasted at least five innings.
Quad Cities (13-12, 48-46) scored their first run in the bottom of the sixth, when an error by the shortstop Lindor allowed Nick Martini to score, after he was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. The potential threat of a big inning was ended when Luis Mateo hit into an inning-ending double play on a ball hit to the center fielder Rodriguez. He dove for the sinking liner, but could not come up with it. He threw the pitcher Morimando, who tossed to third to cut down Stephen Piscotty, and then to Ramirez at second to retire Juan Castillo.
Lake County opened the scoring in the third inning against Gaviglio, courtesy of three extra-base hits by Lake County. Catcher Alex Lavisky doubled, and after Zach MacPhee grounded out, Ramirez tripled to drive in the first run of the night, and it was followed by an RBI double by Lindor.
The Captains also added single runs in both the seventh and ninth innings off Martinez and Ethan Cole, respectively.
Anthony Melchionda made his debut at Modern Woodmen Park, and went 0-for-3, with three strikeouts. First baseman David Bergin made his Midwest League debut, going 0-for-2 with a walk.
Quad Cities looks rebound in the second game of the series Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Left-hander Hector Hernandez (6-5) will start for the River Bandits and will be opposed by right-hander Mason Radeke (5-3).
UP NEXT: A fireworks show presented by SAIC follows the River Bandits' 7 p.m. game Thursday. The themed Knight of Batman at Modern Woodmen Park will celebrate the release of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' and it's a Battel House Thirst-Day with $2 drink specials presented by Barrel House 211, Rock 104.9, the CW and River Cities' Reader. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-322-6348 (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.
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