Bandits blank Timber Rattlers to take series

Daz Cameron has two RBI hits in 4-0 win Thursday

By Jake Levy / Quad Cities River Bandits | June 29, 2017 11:39 PM ET

GRAND CHUTE, Wisc. - The Quad Cities River Bandits got their fifth shutout win of the season Thursday, blanking the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-0 at Fox Cities Stadium. Daz Cameron had two run-scoring extra-base hits in the win while the Bandit bullpen stranded the bases loaded in each of the final two frames to secure the shutout victory. Quad Cities takes three of four from the Timber Rattlers to start their eight-game road swing.

Quad Cities (5-3, 42-34) broke a scoreless tie with Wisconsin (3-5, 29-47) in the fifth inning when Cameron tripled home Troy Sieber , who led off the inning with a double. The Bandits would add single tallies in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings thanks to a solo homer from Chuckie Robinson in the seventh, his seventh home run of the season, and an RBI double by Ray Henderson in the eighth. Cameron doubled home Ronnie Dawson in the ninth to round out the scoring.

Carlos Sanabria (3-2) pitched five scoreless innings for the Bandits, matching a career-high seven strikeouts while allowing just two hits. Yohan Ramirez did not allow a hit over 3.1 innings of work, but did walk five batters while also hitting two. He exited with the bases loaded in the ninth and Salvador Montano picked him up with back-to-back strikeouts to close the door, earning his second save in as many opportunities in 2017. Thomas Jankins (3-6) allowed three runs on five hits in 7.1 innings to suffer the loss.
The Bandits had a reliever go at least three innings without allowing a hit in each of the four games of the series. The Bandits look to keep their hot road play going in Burlington on Friday, beginning a four-game set with the Bees at 6:30 CT at Community Field. Carson LaRue (8-2, 2.67) gets the start for Quad Cities against Erik Manoah (2-5, 4.62) for the Bees. You can join Jake Levy and Connor Onion on the call starting at 6:15 on 1170 AM K-BOB, riverbandits.com and the TuneIn app.

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