PEORIA, Ill. — Nick Plummer doubled to left with two outs and Tommy Edman drove him home with a walk-off single to allow the Peoria Chiefs to salvage a doubleheader split with a 3-2 victory over the Quad-Cities River Bandits in the nightcap Tuesday.
After the series opener was postponed by rain Monday, the Chiefs and Bandits played a pair of seven-inning ballgames at Dozer Park on Tuesday. Forrest Whitley and Carlos Sierra combined for a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 River Bandits victory in Game 1.
Whitley allowed one hit, struck out six and walked two in five innings to earn the win, while Carlos Sierra allowed a hit and a walk in two innings to earn the save.
Following up his two-homer, five-RBI game at Wisconsin on Sunday, Daz Cameron had a pair of doubles and a run scored in Tuesday's opener. Cameron led off the game with a double to right and scored on a Ronnie Dawson sacrifice fly.
The Bandits tacked on a run in the fourth on an Anibal Sierra RBI double to score Jake Rogers.
In Game 2, the game was scoreless through 4 1/2 innings before Ryan McCarvel ended connected for a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth. Vince Jackson then walked and scored on an Edman single to give Peoria a 2-0 lead.
Quad-Cities (3-3) responded with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game on a Carmen Benedetti RBI double and a Cameron sac fly.
The teams end their three-game series today in Peoria at 11 a.m.
Clinton 5, Beloit 3: The Clinton LumberKings earned their second win over the Snappers on Tuesday night, continuing to move past their 0-4 start.
Bryson Brigman had three hits, including a triple, and three RBIs, and Luis Rengifo added three hits of his own to power Clinton, which roughed up Beloit starter Ty Damron for 10 hits and five runs in 3.2 innings.
Beloit reliever Brendan Butler entered and pitched 4.1 perfect innings with nine strikeouts, but the LumberKings were able to hang on to their lead. Ljay Newsome earned the win for Clinton, allowing a run on four hits in five innings while striking out seven.