River Bandits hold off Snappers
DAVENPORT, IA Kennys Vargas belted a two-run homer in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough as the visiting Beloit Snappers lost, 5-3, Sunday to the Quad Cities River Bandits in Midwest League baseball.
Quad Cities took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second and led 5-1 after six innings. Beloit starter David Hurlbut (5-6) allowed four runs on seven hits through five innings to take the loss.
Beloit took a 1-0 lead on Miguel Sano's 28th homer—his 93rd BBI—in the second inning. Sano also doubled and singled in four at-bats. Vargas hit his 10th homer.
QUAD CITIES 5, BELOIT 3
Beloit 010 000 002—3 8 1
Quad Cities 020 021 00x—5 9 1
Hurlbut, Williams (6), Jones (8) and Koch; Gaviglio, Cole (8), Wyatt (9) and Castillo.
Leading hitters—Sano (B), 3x4; Vargas (B), 2x4; Lin (B), 2x4; Piscotty, (QC), 2x4; Williams (QC), 2x4. 2B—Sano (B), Garcia (QC). HR—Sano (B), Vargas (B), Williams (QC).
SO—Hurlbut 6, Jones 2, Gaviglio 4. BB—Williams 1.