Burlington Bees at Quad City River Bandits

May 2nd, 2004

Chris Lubanski CF 4 0 0 0
Angel Sanchez SS 4 0 1 0
Bryan Graham LF 4 0 1 0
Anibal Figuereo DH 3 0 0 0
Kila Kaaihue 1B 4 0 0 0
Adam Donachie C 3 0 0 0
Adam Keim 2B 3 0 2 0
Mike Gaffney 3B 3 0 1 0
Brian McFall RF 2 0 0 0
Denard Span CF 4 1 0 0
Alex Garcia SS 4 0 0 0
Matt Moses DH 4 1 1 2
Brock Peterson 3B 3 2 3 0
Kyle Phillips C 4 0 0 0
Sam Taylor 2B 4 1 2 1
Scott Whitrock RF 4 1 3 2
Mark Zamojc 1B 4 1 1 1
Justin Arneson LF 4 0 0 0

Burlington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Quad City 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 X 7 10 2

E-Sanchez, Taylor 2, LOB BUR-5, QC-6, 2B-Zamojc, Peterson, Taylor, 3B-Whitrock, HR-Moses (1st Inn/2 Run), SB-Sanchez, Span, Whitrock, Taylor

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Greg Atencio 5 8 7 6 2 4 L (1-3)
Robert McClellan 3 2 0 0 0 2 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Errol Simonitsch 6 4 0 0 0 6 W (2-1)
Kevin Culpepper 2 1 0 0 1 2 ND
Jon Uhl 1 0 0 0 1 1 ND

PB-Donachie, BB-Span, Peterson, SO-Zamojc
U-Chris Bakke, Bob Davidson
T-2:02, A-4,203

Quad City Times
by Steve Batterson

Rise and shine. An early wake up call Sunday led the Quad Cities River Bandits to an eye opening performance at John O'Donnell Stadium.

"What a difference a day makes," Bandits manager Kevin Boles said after his team blanked Burlington 7-0 in front of a Midwest League matinee audience of 4,203.

After being swept by the Bees 3-2 and 3-0 in an error filled doubleheader Saturday night, Boles brought his team in at 9:30 am Sunday for some early work.

"That's not the norm after a double header that ends late the night before, but I felt like we needed to attack our mistakes right away." he said. "I don't mind losing an hour or two of sleep if we need to get some good work in."

It proved to be time well spent. After collecting nine hits in 16 innings Saturday, five of the Bandits 10 hits Sunday went for extra base hits.

"It looked like we had a better approach offensively in this game." Boles said. "I saw a lot of out of control swings Saturday night, especially with two strikes. Today, I saw us taking a lot of good swings. Even when we were fouling the ball off, we were taking good cuts."

Quad Cities took control from the start. Matt Moses sent the Bandits on their way, belting a two run home run to right in the bottom of the first inning to give starting pitcher Errol Simonitsch plenty of space to operate.

"Getting off to that type of a start give you a lot of confidence." Simonitsch said. "It's always easier when you're working with a lead, especially when you get that lead in the first inning. Moses' home run got us going, and everybody came out and got after it."

Simonitsch worked quickly and effectively, helping himself with first pitch strikes en route to his second win in three decisions this season. The Bandits left hander struck out five and did not walk a batter while scattering four hits over six innings.

Kevin Culpepper and John Uhl finished the five hit effort that forced Burlington (10-13) to endure it's seventh shoutout loss of the season.

"All of our pitchers were very aggressive. We're trying to elimate three ball counts and induce contact earlier, and we took steps in that direction." Boles said.

Brokc Peterson and Scott Whitrock led Quad Cities (11-12) with three hits apiece.

"It was big for us to come out strong early and stay on top." said Whitrock, who drove home the Bandits final two runs with a fifth inning triple.

How They Scored
Bandits 1st
Denard Span walked, stole second. Alex Garcia flew out to center. Matt Moses homered to right, scoring Span. Brock Peterson reached on an infield single. Kyle Phillips flew out to right. J.R. Taylor flew out to center.

Bandits 2nd
Scott Whitrock reached on an infield single, stole second, scored when Mark Zamojc doubled to right. Justin Arneson struck out. Span grounded out to second, moving Zamojc to third. Zamojc scored when Garcia reached on an error by shortstop Alex Sanchez. Moses lined out to right.

Bandits 3rd
Peterson doubled to right, took third on a Phillips groundout, scored on a single to left by Taylor. Taylor stole second. Whitrock ground out to shortstop. Zamojc flew out to right.

Bandits 5th
Moses grounded out to second. Peterson walked. Phillips flew out to right. Taylor doubled to right, moving Peterson to third. Whitrock tripled to right center scoring Peterson and Taylor, Zamojc struck out.