Quad City Swing at Kane County Cougars

April 14th, 2004

Denard Span CF 4 0 2 1
Scott Whitrock RF 5 0 0 0
Matt Moses DH 4 1 2 1
Brock Peterson 1B 5 1 1 2
Kyle Phillips C 3 1 1 0
Josh Johnson C
Ben Pattee 3B 4 1 1 0
Sam Taylor SS 4 0 1 0
Alex Garcia 2B 4 1 1 0
Ryan Spataro LF 4 1 0 0
Brian Ingram SS 3 2 0 0
Luke Appert 2B 5 1 2 2
David Castillo C 4 2 1 0
Eddie Kim DH 3 1 1 4
Brian Snyder 3B 2 0 1 0
Dustin Majewski CF 4 0 0 1
Trevor Brown 1B 3 0 1 0
Danny Gibbons LF 4 0 1 0
Chris Tritle RF 4 1 2 0

E-Ingram, Appert, LOB-Swing-7, Cougars-9, 2B-Appert , Gibbons, Tritle, HR-Peterson (Leon/8th/2 run), Kim (DePaula/9th/4 run), SB-Span 2, CS-Spataro,
Quad City 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 6 9 0
Kane County 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 9 2
Chris Schutt 5 3 2 2 3 2 ND 1 0 0 17 20 5 7 76 43
Jon Uhl 2 2 0 0 1 0 ND 0 0 0 7 8 4 1 33 16
Peter Tautor 1.1+3 3 4 4 4 3 ND 0 0 0 7 11 1 0 46 28
Julio DePaula 0 1 1 1 0 0 L (1-2) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 3
Brad Knox 7 7 4 0 0 10 ND 0 0 0 29 29 8 2 95 68
Brigmer Leon 1 2 2 2 1 0 ND 0 0 0 5 6 3 0 28 13
Santiago Casilla 1 0 0 0 2 2 W (1-0 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 18 9
SO-Span 2, Whitrock 3, Moses, Peterson, Phillips 2, Taylor, Spataro 2, Appert, Gibbons, Brown, Tritle, BB-Span, Moses, Phillips, Ingram 2, Castillo, Kim 2, Snyder 2, Brown
HP-Chris Bakke, BS-Bob Davidson
A-1,581, I guess it was this way because of how losey the weather's been this week

Voice Of A Season Ticket Holder-Kane County Cougars
by David Malamut

Wow!!, if this is going to be what this year is going to be like, i'll take another beer please!. Three times this season already the Cougars have come from behind to win a gam ein their last at bat. Most of the games so far have been close, and the season's not even a week old.

Eddie Kim hit a grand slam homer in the bottom of the ninth to put the Cougars in soole possesion of first place with another victory. Some how the last few games it seems that we are behind in the ninth and it ends up being up to Eddie for the win, he's come through twice already. The ninth started off with a strike out of Chris Tritle. Brian Ingram walked. Luke Appert hit a bouncer up the middle for a single, to put runners at first and second with the one out. David Castillo fought off seven pitches before finally walking to load the bases. The Swing then made a pitching change and brought in Julio DePaula. Ont he fourth pitch to Kim the ball sailed over the right field deck for a Cougars winner!.

If it hadn't been for the eighth inning the Cougars wouldn't have been in a position to come up on the good side of the ledger. With one out David Castillo took the first pitch he saw to left center for a double. Eddie Kim then saw nine pitches before eventually earning a walk. He fouled off four of them. Brian Snyder would single to left to load the bases. Dustin Majewski then reached on a fielder's choice, on the play Castillo would score. Snyder would be out at second. Trevor Brown walked to load the bases.Danny Gibbons would strike out to end the inning.

Unfortunatly the Cougars got in the position they were in because of mental errors on deffense. Especially in the fifth inning, when the Swing scored four runs. Kyle Phillips singled to center. Ben Pattee singled to right. Sam Taylor would struck out looking for the first out. Alex Garcia grounded on to Brian Ingram at short, he would throw the ball to Appert at second. Appert droped the ball as he was looking at the runner coming at him. That error would load the bases. Ryan Spataro then grounded one to Ingram, this time he brought the glove up before he had the ball, on the play Phillips would score and the bases would remain loaded. Denard Span singled to right to score Pattee. On the play the Cougars had a chance to get Garcia in a rundown but nobody coverd third on the play so he was safe. Scott Whitrock struck out for the second out. Matt Moses singled to center to score Garcia. Brock Peterson would end the inning by hitting into a fielder's choice.

Brad Knox started for the Cougars and looked very good untill the fun in the fifth. He retired the first six in a row, three on strike outs. In the third he gave up two singles to lead the inning off. The a fielder's choice for the first out. Another mental error this time by Knox almost cost the Cougars. He had Spataro picked off and in a rundown, but he forgot to cover first base so Spataro got back with out any problem Then two pitches later Spataro would be caught stealing on the back of a strike em out thrown em out double play to end the inning. In all Knox struck out ten Swing hitters and most importantly walked none. After the trouble int he fifth Knox settled down and retired six of the next seven hitters he faced.

The Swing put up there other two runs in the eighth inning against Cougar reliever Brigmer Leon. Matt Moses led off with a single to left. Peterson then hit one onto the deck in left field. Phillips would then walk. Pattee reached on a fielder's choice, with Phillips being out at second. Sam Taylor grounded one to first, and first baseman Trevor Brown made a nice diving stop and throw back to the pitcher to get the out at first. GArcia grounded out to first to end the inning.

The Cougars scored their first two runs in the third inning. With two outs, Chris Tritle doubled down the line to left. Ingram walked. A wild pitch would move the runners along a base. Appert then doubled off the right field wall to drive home both runners.

Well lets see where to begin today there are a lot of things to talk about. First of all I suppose we should give Kim a standing ovation tomorrow before his first at bat, what do you all say?. In the eighth inning Kyle Phillips lost his bat, and it flew intot he stand, right behind the Cougars dugout into the first row. Warren and his beer are both ok, and no not a drop was spilled. Bob and his scorebook are also ok. The best thing about that is a inning latter Phillips had someone bring over a broken bat signed by him for the fans that got hit, that is classy. Oh byt he way Warren's got the record for the bat toss as he threw it back to him from his seat to almost near home plate.

Eddie Kim hitting his homer was such a big hit it was the first time in seven year i've ever asked some one to sign my scorecard for that day. As he was rounding the bases and celebrating like a little kids, all of us fans were doing just the same. Eddie came out for a curtain call after words then ran over to the stands and started to sign autographs for whoever wanted one.

Play By Play

Bandits 1st
Span, strikeout looking
Whitrock, strikeout looking
Moses, pop out to third baseman
-Knox, 7 p, 7s

Cougars 1st
Ingram, ground out second base to first base
Appert, pop out to centerfield
Castillo, ground out to short stop to first base
-Schutt, 9p, 6s

Bandits 2nd
Peterson, pop out to centerfielder
Phillips, strike out looking
Patee, ground out short stop to first base
-Knox, 11p 7s, 18p 14s

Cougars 2nd
Kim, poped out to left fielder
Snyder, walked
Majewski, ground into double play, Snyder out at second, second baseman to short stop to first baseman
-Schutt, 8p 4s, 17p, 10s

Bandits 3rd
Taylor, single to left
Garcia, single to right, Taylor to second
Spataro, reach on fielder's choice, Garcia out at second short stop to second baseman, Taylor to third
-Spataro picked off/caught stealing second base, Taylor stays at third
Span, strike out
-Knox 14p 9s, 32p 23s

Cougars 3rd
Brown, strike out looking
Gibbons, pop out to centerfielder
Tritle, doubled off left field line
Ingram, walked
-Tritle to third, Ingram to second on wild pitch by Schutt
Appert, doubled off right field wall, Tritle and Ingram scored
Castillo, pop out to rightfielder
-Schutt, 25p 14s, 42p 24s
Bandits 0, Cougars 2

Bandits 4th
Whitrock, strike out looking
Moses, strike out looking
Peterson, ground out short stop to first baseman
-Knox 9p 7s, 41p 30s

cougars 4th
Kim, walked
Snyder, reach on a fielder's choice, Kim out at second third baseman to second baseman, Snyder beat the double play throw to first
Majewski, lined out to rightfielder
Brown, pop out to short stop
-Schutt, 15p 7s, 57p 31s

Bandits 5th
Phillips, single to center
Patee, single to right, Phillips to second
Taylor, strike out looking
Garcia, reach on error by second baseman, Appert dropped ball at second on fielder's choice attempt, bases loaded
Spataro, reach on error by short stop, Phillips scored, bases loaded
Span, single to right, Garcia, scored, bases loaded
Whitrock, strike out
Moses, single to center, Spataro scored, bases loaded
Peterson, reach on fielder's choice, Moses out at second, short stop to second baseman
-Knox 24p 19s, 65p 49s
Bandits 4, Cougars 2

Cougars 5th
Gibbons, doubled to left
Tritle, strike out
Ingram, lined to right, Gibbons tagged up and moved to third
Appert, ground out second baseman to first baseman
-Schutt, 19p 12s, 76p 43s

Bandits 6th
Phillips, strike out
Patee, ground out, short stop to first baseman
Taylor, ground out, second baseman to first baseman
-Knox 14p 8s, 79p, 57s

Cougars 6th
Pitching Change:Uhl replaced Schutt
Castillo, ground out short stop to first baseman
Kim, ground out, first baseman to pitcher
Snyder, walked
Majewski, popped out to leftfielder
-Uhl 16p, 7s

Bandits 7th
Garcia, ground out second baseman to first baseman
Spataro, strike out looking
Span, single to right
-Span, stole second
Whitrock, ground out second baseman to first baseman
-Knox 16p 11 s, 95p 68s

Cougars 7th
Brown, single to center
Gibbons, ground into double play, Brown out at second, second baseman to short stop to first baseman
Tritle, single to left
Ingram, reach on fielder's choice, Tritle out at second, short stop to second baseman
-Uhl 17p 9s, 33p 16s

Bandits 8th
Pitching Change:Brigmer Leon replaces Brad Knox
Moses, single to left
Peterson, home run onto left field deck, Moses scored
Phillips, walked
Patee, reach on fielder's choice, Phillips out at second, short stop to second baseman
Taylor, ground out first baseman to pitcher
Garcia, ground out to first baseman unassisted
-Leon 28p 13s
Bandits 6, Cougars 3

Cougars 8th
Pitching Change:Tautor replaces Uhl
Appert, strike out looking
Castillo, double to left
Kim, walked
Snyder, single to left, bases loaded
Majewski, reached on fielder's choice, Snyder out at second, second baseman to short stop, Castillo scored, Kim to third
Brown, walked, bases loaded
Gibbons, strike out
-Tautor 27p 17s
Bandits 6, Cougars 3

Bandits 9th
Pitching Change:Santiago Casilla replaces Brigmer Leon
Spataro, stuck out
Span, walked
-Span, stole second
Whitrock, grounded out third baseman to first baseman
Moses, intentionally walked
Peterson, struck out
-Garcia 18p 9s

Cougars 9th
Defensive Replacement:Josh Johnson replaces Kyle Phillips at catcher
Tritle, strikeout, catcher to first baseman
Ingram, walked
Appert, singled up the middle, Ingram to second
Castillo, walked, bases loaded
Pitching Change:DePaula replaces Tautor
Kim, hits game winning grand slam homerun over the deck in right.
-Tautor 19p 11s, 46p 28s
DePaula, 4 p 3s
Bandits 6, Cougars 7