Monday, September 7, 2009

9/7, Quad City 2, Cougars 4

The Cougars won their final game of the regular season 4-2 against the Quad City River Bandits. This ment the Cougars were 35-35 in the second half.

The Cougars would score first in the second inning with two runs. Mike Spina led off with a single to right. Jeremy Barfield then singled to right. Petey Paramore would walk to load the bases. Tyler Ladendorf would single to right to single Spina. Franklin Hernandez singled to right to score Barfield. Bandits pitcher Shelby Miller then got Nino Leyja to strike out. He then got Connor Crumbliss to hit into an inning ending double play. Miller was the Cardinals first round pick this past June.

The Bandits answered right back in the third inning with a run of their own with two outs. D'Marcus Ingram walked. Jason Stidham then singled to left center. Jermaine Curtis would double down the left field line to score Ingram. The Cougars then made a pitching change. Spot starter Scott Deal came out and Jose Guzman came in, he would strike out Xavier Scruggs to end the inning.

Deal lasted two and two thirds plus two hitters, giving up two hits and one run. Jose Guzman pitched very well, he went three and one thirds, giving up one hit and one walk. A.J. Huttenlocker and Justin Murray would pitch the last two innings.

Murray pitched the eighth inning in which the Bandits would be able to tie the game at two. With two outs, Scruggs launched one to left for a solo homer. Rich Racobaldo and Jack Cawley then both walked. Murray would be able to get Ryde Rodriguez to ground one right back to him to end the inning.

In the bottom of the eighth the Cougars would score two runs, basically because of one error. Spina led off with a walk. Barfield would then single to left. Paramore bunted then over. The Bandits would then intentionally walk Ladendorf to load the bases. Hernandez hit one to second. The second baseman tried to get the force out at second and the ball went into left field. Spina and Barfield would come around to score. Ladendorf would be out at the plate.

Wednesday at Burlington @ 6:30
Kenny Smalley (9-8, 2.73) vs Ivor Hodgson (3-1, 4.08)

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