The Quad-Cities River Bandits came up short in a duel between starting pitchers Friday night in Dayton, falling 3-1 to the Dragons to suffer their third loss in a row.
Bandits starter Jorge Alcala cruised through six scoreless innings and was staked to a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh when Daz Cameron doubled home Spencer Johnson.
In the bottom half, Dayton's Jose Siri singled to lead off the inning then stole second and third base before scoring on a sacrifice fly to even the score. Lucas Williams entered in relief for Alcala and got a strikeout to end the inning.
But Dayton struck again in the bottom of the eighth for two runs off Williams to grab the victory.
Alcala's finishing line in the no-decision was one run on two hits while striking out seven in six innings. Dayton starter Andrew Jordan also pitched 6.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits and struck out one, also in a no-decision.
Aaron Fossas earned the win in relief for Dayton (24-11). Rodrigo Ayarza had two of his team's five hits for Quad-Cities (16-17).
Clinton 8, Great Lakes 3: The LumberKings jumped out to an early 8-0 lead Friday, and Danny Garcia made sure they were never threatened.
Clinton scored three runs in the first inning and Gareth Morgan hit a three-run double in a five-run third as Clinton (12-20) ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over Great Lakes at Ashford University Field.
Garcia was brilliant on the mound, striking out 11 through seven scoreless innings with one hit allowed before running into trouble in the top of the eighth. Garcia loaded the bases with no outs before exiting in the eighth, and three runs came around to score. Still, he improved to 2-3 on the mound in the three-hit, one-walk effort.