Quad City River Bandits at Dayton Dragons

April 21st, 2004

Alex Garcia 2B 4 2 2 0
Sam Taylor SS 3 1 0 1
Brock Peterson 1B 4 0 1 2
Dusty Gomon DH 5 1 1 2
Scott Whitrock RF 3 1 2 0
Mark Zamojc LF 3 1 2 0
Josh Johnson C 4 0 0 0
Paul Rutgers 3B 4 0 0 0
Ryan Spataro CF 3 1 1 0
Luis Bolivar SS 4 0 1 0
Habelito Hernandez 2B 5 0 1 0
Joey Votto 1B 4 1 1 0
Kyle Smith LF 4 0 1 0
Ben Himes CF 4 0 0 1
Ryan Fry RF 5 3 2 1
Walter Olmstead DH 4 0 1 1
Eric Conley 3B 3 0 0 0
Jeff Urgelles C 3 1 1 0

Quad City 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 7 3
Dayton 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 5 8 4

E-Whitrock, Johnson, Bolivar, Urgelles, LOB QC-7, DAY-10, 2B-Bolivar, Fry, Urgelles, HR-Fry (Simonitsch/2nd/solo), SACF-Taylor, SB-Garcia, Taylor, Peterson, Zamojc, CS-Peterson, Urgelles

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Errol Simonitsch 5 5 1 1 0 7 ND
Peter Tautor 1 1 2 0 1 1 ND
Kevin Culpepper 2 2 1 0 0 3 W
Scott Tyler 0.2 0 1 1 4 1 ND
Jon Uhl 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 SV (1)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Ty Pelland 3 6 4 3 1 5 ND
Alex Farfan 4 1 1 1 3 5 ND
Jon George 2 0 1 0 2 5 L

HBP-Conley (Simonitsch), BK-Pelland
T-3:12, A-7,585

Quad City Times

Jon Uhl recorded his first professional save striking out Ryan Fry with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning to preserve the Bandits victory Wednesday night at Fifth Third Field.

Uhl came on for reliver Scott Tyler who was activated from the disabled list before the game.

Tyler walked four batters while giving up one run in the ninth, his only inning of work. To make room for Tyler, Levale Speigner was put on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

Quad City scored in the first for the first time this season, on Dusty Gomon's two run single to left. The Bandits added single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to open a 5-1 lead for starter Errol Simonitsch. Simonitsch allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in five innings.

Dayton Daily News
by Marc Katz

At least the Dragons have some pop in their bats this season.

Last year, the Class A Midwest League team sometimes went a week or more without hitting a home run on the way to a punny 70 for the season. In their first 20 games, those Dragons hit four homers.

Wednesday night, Ryan Fry hit his second homer of the season and the team's seventh, an opposite field drive down the right field line that just stayed fair.

Unfortunately, it was not quite enough to help the Dragons, who lost their third straight game and second straight to the Bandits, 6-5 in front of an announced crowd of 7,595 at Fifth Third Field.

For the second straight game, starter Tyler Pelland encountered trouble early, allowing three hits and a walk for two runs in the first inning. By the time he leff after three, Pelland surrendered four runs (three earned). In his previous start, Pelland gave up six hits (four earned) in two innings at Clinton.

Fry's homer helped bring the Dragons back, but not enought to matter. It came int he second inning and tied Fry with first baseman Joey Votto with two for the team lead. A year ago, Fry led the Dragons with 15 homers in only 59 games. No other Dragons player reached double figures, unusual for the team.

In no other season had fewer than three Draons hit 10 or more homers, and 15 wouldn't have led the team in any of them.

Chris Williamson led the Dragons with 22 homers in 2002, Samone Peters led the team with 28 (among four players with 20 or more) in 2001 and Austin Kearns' 27 led the team in 2000.

Dragons manager Alonzo Powell was a bit miffed when the league fined outfielder Kyle Smith for breaking his bat over his thigh following a strikeout Tuesday. Umpire Robert Price cited Smith for abuse of equipment and league commissioner George Spelius fined Smith $10.

Catcher Chris Kroski went on the disabled list with a pulled hamstring, but no replacement was made readily availbale. Miguel Perez, who wnet on the DL with a strained quad, will probably be reinstated from the DL today, depending on the weather. if the weather is bad, Perez might be rested another day.