PEORIA, Ill. -- The playoff-bound Quad-Cities River Bandits let one slip away to a potential postseason foe Wednesday night.
Danny Hudzina hit a one-out, walk-off RBI single, driving in Nick Plummer to give Peoria a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Bandits at Dozer Park.
The win puts the Chiefs magic number to clinch a playoff spot at one.
With the Bandits leading 3-1, Quad-Cities pitcher Nathan Thompson walked the bases loaded to start the ninth inning. Lucas Williams replaced Thompson but allowed a single to Mick Fennell that scored two runs to tie the game.
Williams struck out Kramer Robertson, but Hudzina followed that with the walk-off hit.
The Bandits took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single from Chuckie Robinson. Another run scored on an error on the play. Peoria cut the lead in half in the third inning but the Bandits scored another run in the sixth on an RBI single by Luis Payano.
Daz Cameron went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a stolen base for the Bandits. Thompson (0-2) took the loss while Dewin Perez (3-6) earned the win.
Kane County 5, Clinton 0: Nick Wells allowed four runs on seven hits, taking the loss to drop to 5-10 with the LumberKings this year.
Ramon Hernandez led the way for visiting Kane County at Ashford University Field, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
Hernandez hit his home run in the fifth inning, part of a three-run frame that put Kane County up 5-0.
Cougars pitcher Riley Smith (3-1) allowed just five hits and struck out eight over seven innings. Dimas Ojeda went 2-for-3 at the plate for Clinton.
Bandits playoff tickets available: Tickets for Quad-Cities River Bandits home playoff games next week are now available, both online at riverbandits.com and at the Modern Woodmen Park ticket windows.
Quad-Cities will host an opening round game at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 and if that best-of-three series against a yet-to-be-determined opponent goes three games, the final game would be held in Davenport at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8.
If the River Bandits win the opening round, they would host the first game of the Western Division Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Tickets are priced at $5 for general admission and $9 for reserved seats. Suites which include 20 tickets are available at $350 per game.
Packages for all six potential postseason home games are being offered at $30 for general admission and $56 for reserved seats. They include parking and credit toward 2018 tickets if all six games are not played.