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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:12

Quad Cities left fielder drives in career-high five to lead 7-4 comeback victory

EASTLAKE, Ohio (JULY 22, 2013) – Quad Cities River Bandits left fielder Jordan Scott drove in his team's first five runs Monday afternoon to set a new career high, and shortstop Carlos Correa added a two-run home run in the visitors' 7-4 win over the Lake County Captains at Classic Park.

After a one-hour, eight-minute delay due to potential rain before first pitch, Lake County (15-15 second half, 38-59 overall) took the lead in the bottom of the second inning on a leadoff solo home run by first baseman Joe Sever off River Bandits left-hander Colton Cain. The Captains then got a double by third baseman Erik Gonzalez, before catcher Jeremy Lucas was hit by a pitch, and designated hitter Eric Haase singled to load the bases. Two batters later, second baseman Yhoxian Medina's sacrifice fly made it 2-0.

The River Bandits (16-13, 54-44) answered in the top of the fourth inning against right-hander Dylan Baker. Catcher Roberto Pena reached on a fielder's choice that was the second out of the inning, and second baseman Brian Blasik and center fielder Teoscar Hernandez each drew walks. With the bases loaded, Scott smacked a drive that hit near the top of the wall in right-center field and cleared the bases for a three-run triple and a 3-2 Quad Cities lead.

The Captains answered against Cain in the bottom of the inning. Haase drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a single by right fielder Jorge Martinez, went to third on a fielder's choice and scored the tying run on left fielder Todd Hankins' RBI single. Cain finished the inning but did not start the fifth after allowing three earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three batters.

River Bandits right-hander Daniel Minor (7-1) pitched scoreless fifth and sixth innings, stranding a runner at third and second, respectively, to take post his team-high seventh win. Baker finished five innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits and six walks.

Quad Cities took the lead for good in the sixth inning, when right-hander Jack Wagoner (2-5) issued consecutive walks to Pena and Blasik. After Hernandez sacrificed both into scoring position, Scott lined a two-run single to right-center field for a 5-3 lead. Correa then hit his seventh home run to the left-center field berm with Scott aboard, extending the lead to 7-3.

After Minor, left-hander Mitchell Lambson worked two scoreless innings, and right-hander Juan Minaya allowed two hits and a run in the ninth inning to finish the 7-4 win. Monday's victory also means The Captain's Table at 4801 River Drive in Moline will offer The Captain's Table Victory Discount on Tuesday, July 23. Anyone who mentions the River Bandits victory can receive a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two lunches or dinners with beverages on Tuesday, July 23.

The River Bandits resume their road stretch with the opener of a three-game series in Burlington at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Quad Cities right-hander Lance McCullers (4-5) will face Bees right-hander Pat Lowery (3-5).

UP NEXT: Modern Woodmen Park is a nominee for the “Best Minor League Ballpark” in the 2013 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, and fans can vote once per day at until the winner is announced Aug. 14. The River Bandits return to Modern Woodmen Park Tuesday, July 30. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at  563-324-3000 and online at Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

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