Clinton Lumberkings at Quad City River Bandits

April 10th, 2002

Danny Rombley CF 4 0 2 0
Greg Thissen 2B 3 0 0 0
Josh Labandeira SS 5 0 1 0
Clyde Williams 1B 5 1 1 1
Matt Brown 3B 5 1 2 1
Henry Encarnacion 3B 1 0 0 0
Dominick Ambrosini DH 5 0 1 0
Lorvin Louisa RF 4 0 0 1
Andrew McMillan C 4 1 0 0
Craig Kerner LF 4 2 2 0
James Tomlin CF 6 0 0 0
Kaulana Kuhaulua SS 6 1 1 0
Joe Mauer C 3 1 1 0
Cory Agar DH 5 1 1 0
Michael Sandoval 3B 5 0 0 0
Jason Kubel RF 4 0 1 0
Kenny Huff 1B 3 1 1 0
Digno Torres PH/1B 2 0 1 1
Barry Quickstad LF 4 0 0 0
Jake Mauer PH/2B 1 0 0 0
Brett Tamburrino 2B/LF 4 0 1 0

Clinton 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 9 7
Quad City 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 7 1

E-Williams 2, Louisa, McMillan, Torres, Puello, Maust, Kuhaulua, LOB CLI-12, QC-10, 2B-Brown, Ambrosini, Kuhaulua, J.Mauer, Huff, SB-Kerner, Kuhaulua, CS-Rombley, Labandeira, HBP-Labandeira, SACF-Louisa, SACB-Thissen

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Luis Torres 5 2 1 1 1 5 ND
Ignacio Puello 2 2 2 1 1 3 ND
Jason Walker 0.1 1 1 0 1 0 ND
Chris Schroder 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 ND
David Maust 2 1 0 0 0 1 W (1-0)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
J.D. Durbin 4.1 5 3 3 2 4 ND
J.C. Contreras 2 2 1 0 1 3 ND
Matt Vorwald 3.2 2 0 0 0 6 ND
Travis Bowyer 1 0 1 1 4 1 L (0-1)

HB-Durbin, WP-Torres, Puello, Durbin, Puello, Bowyer, PB-McMillan, Mauer, SO-Thissen, Labandeira 3, Williams 2, Brown, Amrbosini 2, Louisa 4, McMillan, Tomlin, Kuhaulua 2, Agar, Sandoval, Kubel, Torres, Quickstad 3, Tamburrino, BB-Rombley 2, Thissen 2, Williams, McMillan, Kerner, J Mauer 2, Tamburrino IBB-Kubel
T-3:48, A-704
U-Chris Griffin, Chris Tiller

Quad City Times
by Steve Batterson

As many times a Clinton tried to give it away, the Quad City River Bandits couldn't grab a victory Wednesday night at John O'Donnell Stadium.

The LumberKings committed seven error, but found a 5-4, 11 inning Midwest League victory as easy as a walk in the park.

Travis Bowyer, seeing his first action since joining the Quad City pitching staff a day earlier, walked four batters in the 11th inning to allow Clinton to secure the win.

"Talk about winning ugly, man,", LumberKings manager Dave Machemer said. "That 'W' makes it taste a little better, though. It's a little easier to stomach with a win."

The RiverBandits, losing for the fifth time in six games this season, found it all a little hard to swallow after rallying for single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to force extra innings.

It was what could have been that frustrated Quad City manager Jeff Carter.

"Sometimes I think we've been trying to out think ourselves." Carter said, whose lineup card included, just two batters batting better than .125.

"Instead of keeping things simple, we've got guys trying to do too much. Hit the baseball, Catch the baseball, throw the baseball, it's about the simple."

Quad City managed seven hits in the game, and Carter believes he is starting to see better at bats from a team that is off to a .140 start at the plate this season.

"That's encouraging, but we've got to bear down and play nine innings," Carter said, "We're playing to or three innings of ball, and that doesn't work."

The RiverBandits were a combined 1 for 12 at the plate with runners in scoring position and left the bases loaded after tying the game a 4-4, with a run in the bottom of the eighth on a pinch hit sinlge by Digno Torres.

Christoper Schroder struck out the final two batters in the eighth inning that was extended by a pair of Clinton errors.

Mistakes by Clinton (3-1) led to three of the RiverBandits' runs.

J.C. Contreras and Matt Vorwald provided the RiverBandits with 5 2/3 innings of solid relief. The pair combined to strike out nine and did not walk a batter while giving up only four hits.

"They kept us in it," Carter said, "Contreras did a good job and Vorwald wanted the ball. He worked fast, threw strikes and gave us an opportunity to win the game. That's all a pitcher can do."


After sitting three days because of rain and wet grounds, Clinton Lumberkings manager Dave Machemer didn't expect perfection.

He didn't expect seven errors either.

"We apparently had a few cobwebs to get rid of tonight." Machemer said. "Taking a couple of days off can make it tough."

Three of Clinton's errors were the result of errant throws by pitchers, and area where Machemer said his team must imrove.

"Guys have to want to help themselves, and that didn't happen there," said Machemer, whoe team had made just six errors in it's first three games.

An errant throw to second base, a droped fly ball and a droped pop up, as well as a fielding error at first resulted in the Lumberkings other errors.

"We've got a little work to do, but with better weather we can get some work in." Machemer said.

Clinton's entire three game series against Beloit, the Lumberking' scheduled home opening series, was postponed by inclement weather.

While games will be made up during a string of three straight double headers in Beloit on May 6-8. Clinton now is scheduled to open it's home schedule Saturday with a 2pm game against Cedar Rapids.

Former Davenport Assumption prep Greg Thissen went 0 for 3 in his John O'Donnell Stadium homecoming.

The Clinton second baseman batting in the No. 2 spot in the Lumberkings order, reached on an error, walked twice and recorded a sacrifice that helped lead to a seventh inning run.

Twice As Nice
After hitting just two extra base hits through the first five games of the season, Quad City belted three doubles Wednesday.

Kaulana Kuhaulua, Kenny Huff and Joe Mauer all collected two base hits as part of the River Bandits seven hit effort.

"That's a good sign." manager Jeff Carter said, "We hit the ball hard tonight, and I think that's a sign of guys having a better approach at the plate."

Roster Move
Quad City has made it's first roster move of the 2002 season.

Right handed pitcher Travis Bowyer has been added to the River Bandits roster, replacing Brian Gates.

Bowyer was a 20th round pick of the Twins in the 1999 draft who prepped at Liberty (VA) High School.

Gates made two relief appearances for Quad City before being sidelined because of a strained right bicep.

How They Scored

Bandits 1st
James Tomlin struck out. Kaulana Kuhaulua doubled to center, advancing to third on a wilk pitch as Joe Mauer walker. Kuhaulua scored and Mauer advanced to second on an errant pickoff attempt by Luis Torres. Cory Agar grounded out. Michael Sandoval lined out to second.
Kings 0, Bandits 1

Kings 2nd
Clyde Williams singled to center, scored when Matt Brown doubled to right center. Dominick Ambrosini grounded out to second advancing Brown to third. Brown scored on a sacfirice flyt o right by Lorvin Louisa. Drew McMillan grounded out to second
Kings 2, Bandits 1

Kings 5th
Craig Kerner reached on an infield single, stole second, advancing to third on a single to right by Danny Rombley. Rombey advanced to second on a throw, Kerner scored. Rombley took third on a wild pitch. Greg Thissen struck out. Josh Labandeira grounded out to the mound. Williams struck out.
Kings 3, Bandits 1

Bandits 6th
Kuhaulua struck out. Mauer reached second on a throwing error by pitcher Ignacio Puello. Agar singled to right, moving Mauer to third. Agar took second on a passed ball. Mauer scored on a throwing error by McMillan on the play. Sandoval grounded out to first, advancing Agar to third.Jason Kubel grounded out to shortstop.
Kings 3, Bandits 2

Kings 7th
Kerner reached on an infield single, took secon when Rombley walked. Both advanced on a sacrifice by Thissen. Kerner scored and Rombley moved to third when Labandeira reached first on a passed ball after striking out. Williams flew out to left. Brown flew out to center.
Kings 4, Bandits 2

Bandits 7th
Kenny Huff doubled to left. Barry Quickstad struck out. Brett Tamburrino walked. Tomlin grounded out to second, advancing Huff and Tamburrino. Huff scored and Tamburrino took third ona wild pitch. Kuhaulua struck out.
Kings 4, Bandits 3

Bandits 8th
Mauer doubled to left, went to third when Agar reached on a dropped fly ball to right by Louisa. Mauer was caught in a rundown. Agar took third on a fielder's choice that took Sandoval to second, Kubel was intentionall walked. Digno Torres singled to center, scoring Agar, moving Sandoval to third and Kubel to second. Quickstad struck out. Tamburrino struck out.
Kings 4, Bandits 4

Kings 11th
McMillan walked, advancing to second on a wild pitch. Kerner walked. Rombley popped out. Thissen walked, loading the bases. Labandeira struck out. Williams walked, scoring McMillan. Encarnacion ground out to first.
Kings 5, Bandits 4