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Ninth-inning grand slam caps River Bandits’ rally

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Gazette Staff
June 22, 2009
— Osvaldo Morales hit a grand slam with two outs in the top of the ninth inning Sunday to lift the Quad Cities River Bandits to a 6-4 win over the Beloit Snappers in Midwest League baseball at Pohlman Field.

Beloit (27-43) led 4-0 in the ninth before Quad Cities rallied for six runs, including Morales’ grand slam.


Michael Tarsi pitched well for the Snappers but did not factor in the decision. The lefthander pitched 6-plus innings and did not allow a run while striking out five.


Jeffrey Lanning’s two-run triple in the eighth gave the Snappers a 4-0 lead.


The Midwest League All-Star game is Tuesday night in Clinton, Iowa.


The Snappers’ lone representative will be left-handed pitcher Joe Testa.


Testa, who suffered the loss Sunday, is 0-2 with a 2.56 ERA in 25 games. He has seven saves, while striking out 63 and walking only 23.


The Snappers return to action Thursday night at Clinton, Iowa.


QUAD CITIES 6, SNAPPERS 4

Quad Cities (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lilley, 3b, 5-0-0-0; Bogany, lf, 5-1-2-2; Cutler, dh, 5-1-4-0; Morales, 1b, 5-1-1-4; Espinoza, c, 4-0-0-0; Parejo, cf, 2-1-0-0; Edwards, rf, 4-1-3-0; Garcia, ss, 3-0-1-0; Toribio, 2b, 2-1-1-0. Totals: 35-6-12-6.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Beresford, ss, 5-0-1-0; Hicks, cf, 2-1-1-0; Santana, 3b, 5-1-1-0; Harrington, rf, 4-0-0-0; Lewis, lf, 4-1-1-1; Waltenbury, 4-0-1-1; De La Osa, dh, 3-1-1-0; Lanning, c, 4-0-2-2; Thompson, 3b, 3-0-1-0. Totals: 34-4-9-4.


Quad Cities 000 000 006—6


Beloit 000 101 020—4


E—Quad Cities 3. LOB—Quad Cities 8, Beloit 10. SAC—Toribio, Garcia. SF—Lewis. SB—Thompson. 3B—Lanning. HR—Morales.


Quad Cities IP H R ER BB SO


Nieto 5 2/3 6 2 1 2 4


McGregor 1 1/3 1 0 0 1 1


Carpenter (W 4-2) 1 2 2 2 2 2


Delgado (S 2) 1 0 0 0 1 1


Beloit


Tarsi 6 2/3 7 0 0 2 5


Testa (0-2) 2 4 5 5 2 5


Williams 1/3 1 1 1 0 1


Time—3:01. Attendance—1,146.



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