Quad City River Bandits at Burlington Bees

April 17th, 2004

Denard Span CF 3 0 1 1
Alex Garcia 2B 4 0 1 0
Matt Moses 3B 3 0 1 0
Brock Peterson DH 4 0 1 0
Kyle Phillips C 4 0 0 0
Dusty Gomon 1B 3 0 0 0
Josh Johnson 1B 1 0 0 0
Sam Taylor SS 4 0 1 0
Scott Whitrock RF 4 1 3 0
Ryan Spataro LF 3 0 1 0
Chris Lubanski CF 3 1 2 0
Angel Sanchez SS 4 1 2 0
Mitch Maier 3B 3 0 2 1
Bryan Graham LF 3 0 0 1
Mike Gaffnrey DH 3 0 0 0
Walter Sevilla 2B 3 0 0 0
Adam Donachie C 3 0 1 0
Kila Kaaihue 1B 3 0 0 0
Jeff Barry RF 3 0 1 0

Quad City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 2
Burlington 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 X 2 8 1

E-Span, Harben, Donachie, LOB QC-7, BUR-3, 2B-Moses, Maier, Berry, CS-Whitrock, Graham, Donachie

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Adam Harben 5 7 2 1 0 3 L
Julio DePaula 1 0 0 0 0 1 ND
Nick Blackburn 1 1 0 0 1 1 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Dusty Hughes 7 9 1 1 2 3 W
Dusty Dossett 2 0 0 0 0 0 SV

WP-Hughes, SO-Graham
U-Clinton Mahan
T-2:09, A-732

Burlington Hawk Eye
by Susan Denk

The adjustments are coming easier now. So are the runs.

Nine games into the Midwest League season, the Burlington Bees are starting to feel good.

Fort he first time this season, the Bees won back to back games defeating the Quad Cities River Bandits 2-1 at Community Field Saturday.

The victory moves Burlington to 3-6 and drops the Bandits to 4-5.

A night after rapping out 10 hits in a 8-5 win, the Bees tallied eight hits against Quad Cities.

Mitch Maier came back from a 24 hour flu bug to his his fifth double of the year. He also had a single. Chris Lubanski and Angel Sanchez each hit a pair of singles.

Bryan Graham had his hitting streak stopped at eight. The Burlington outfielder had hit safely in each game until Saturday.

"They're starting to get their feet on the ground," said Bees manager Jim Gabella. "They're starting to get comfortable, with each other, with the surroundings. We're starting to see a lot of progress in everything they do. They're getting more quality swings. Pitching has been our strong point so far and they continue to do what they've done all year."

"Player development wise, it's very gratifying to see the guys take the stuff you work on and take it into the game."

The Bees even took what they learned in one inning and applied to a following inning.

In the sixth inning, Matt Moses popped a ball high up between third base and home. Catcher Adam Donachie threw his mask, caught the ball, and had it drop out of his glove for an error. After the inning ended, the play was discussed in the dugout. "We talked about it, told Mitch Maier, Hey maybe you could come in and help him out." Gabella said. "The same thing happend an inning later and we made the adjustment and made the play."

That happened in the eighth inning when Brock Peterson popped up to the same area. Maier got the better read and made the catch.

Dusty Hughes earned his second win, working seven innings. Hughes' first win was eight innings of a no hitter. He allowed his first hit of the season to Sam Taylor, a single in the second inning. The first run to cross the plate against Hughes came in the seventh inning when three consecutive singles plated the only Quad Cities run.

Catcher Brian Foster was a last minute scratch from the lineup after jamming his left thumb in pregame warmups.

How They Scored

Bees Fourth
Sanchez singled to right. Maier singled to right, Sanchez advanced to third. Graham reached on a fielder's choice, Maier out at second, Sanchez scored. Graham out at second caught stealing. Gaffney flied out to right.

Bees Sixth
Barry flied out to right. Lubanski singled to center, Lubanski advanced to second on an error by the pitcher on failed pickoff attempt. Sanchez grounded out to third. Maier doubled to right center, advancing to third on a fielding error by the center fielder, Lubanski scored. DePaula to pitch for Harben. Graham struck out looking.

Bandits Seventh
Gomon flied out to left. Taylor grounded out to second. Whitrock singled to left. Spataro singled to center, Spataro advanced to second nad Whitrock scored. Garcia grounded out to first.