The Quad-Cities River Bandits just keep on winning.
The River Bandits extended their winning streak to nine games with a 7-6 win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels Thursday, hanging on at Perfect Game Field. The Bandits led 7-3 before the Kernels scored three runs in the final three innings.
The Bandits took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single from Ronnie Dawson. Cedar Rapids tied the game in the third inning on an RBI single from Ben Rortvedt but the Bandits broke the game open in the next two innings.
Luis Payano hit a two-run single in the fourth inning, then Troy Sieber and Abraham Toro-Hernandez hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to give Quad-Cities a 5-1 lead.
Sieber went 3-for-5 with one RBI while Toro-Hernandez was 1-for-5. Daz Cameron went 2-for-4 and had two stolen bases.
Cedar Rapids scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, then the Bandits scored two runs in the seventh on an error.
Cedar Rapids cut into the lead but Salvador Montano shut the door in the ninth inning to earn his fifth save of the season.
Carlos Sanabria didn't make it out of the fifth inning for the Bandits. Jesus Balaguer (3-0), got the win while Tyler Watson (0-2) took the loss.
Beloit 4, Clinton 1: An unearned run was all Clinton could manage in a loss to Beloit at Pohlman Field in Wisconsin.
Beloit took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Jesus Lopez home run. The LumberKings rallied back in the top of the third inning, as Joseph Rosa reached base on a throwing error, then stole two bases and scored on a Joe Rizzo double.
Beloit answered back with a pair of runs in the fourth inning, and Clinton struggled against the Beloit pitching staff, striking out nine times.
Ryne Inman (1-2) took the loss while Kyle Twomey (2-2) grabbed the win. Nick Zammarelli went 2-for-4 for Clinton.