The Quad-Cities River Bandits were unable to extend to their winning streak to 10 games Friday night.
The River Bandits' offense went silent, collecting just four hits and no runs in a 3-0 shutout loss against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Perfect Game Field.
Bandits' starter Yohan Ramirez lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four. The loss now puts him at 3-5. Dustin Hunt chewed up the middle innings out of relief, giving up one hit and one run in 3 1/3 innings.
Ben Roverdt provided most of the offensive damage for Kernels. The catcher hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second to give his team an early 1-0 lead. He added an RBI single in the third, and Lewin Diaz hit an RBI single in the sixth.
River Bandits reliever Lucas Williams pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and no runs.
Colton Davis got the save for the Kernels.
The loss was the River Bandits first since July 31, when they lost 4-3 to Kane County. It was also the 11th time the River Bandits have gone scoreless in a game this season.
Beloit 4, Clinton 2: Clinton was unable to overcome an early deficit against Beloit on Friday, dropping their fourth straight contest, 4-2.
The LumberKings tied the game in the fourth inning on an RBI single from Dimas Ojeda, but the Snappers retook the lead in the fifth on RBI hits from Josh Vidales and Kyle Nowlin.
Beloit added another run in the eighth when JaVon Shelby got hit by a pitch.
Clinton starter Danny Garcia (6-11) took the loss after giving up three runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings.