DAVENPORT – Quad Cities dominated Clinton again with its starting pitching Monday as Brock Dykxhoorn shut down the LumberKings in a 6-2 Midwest League baseball victory at Modern Woodmen Park.

Dykxhoorn set down 10 consecutive LumberKings batters between the first and fourth innings. Houston’s 2014 sixth-round draft pick struck out six and allowed only four men to reach base over five innings in his 2015 debut.

For the first time in a game involving the LumberKings in 2015, the road team did not score first. Quad Cities struck for an early run Monday evening. 

After a one-out walk to Jamie Ritchie in the bottom of the first inning, Nick Tanielu put the River Bandits ahead 1-0 with an RBI double, a lead the home team did not relinquish. The River Bandits added a run on a sacrifice fly in the second and broke open the game off Clinton starter Lukas Schiraldi (0-1) with a four-run fourth inning.

Schiraldi, the 15th-round pick by Seattle in 2014, struggled with his command for much of the night. The right-hander walked five, three of whom scored. After the Texas native walked Ritchie to begin the third, he fell behind 2014 first-round pick Derek Fisher 1-0. The former Virginia Cavalier put the next pitch over the wall in right field, his first home run of the season, as Quad Cities led 4-0. The River Bandits added two more runs in the inning, and held a 6-0 lead after three.

The Clinton bullpen duo of Rohn Pierce and Ryan Horstman pitched the final 5 1/3 innings, allowing only one run, a solo home run by Jacob Nottingham.

Joshua James relieved Dykxhoorn to begin the sixth inning, and the LumberKings got on the board. Chantz Mack walked to begin the frame, then Nelson Ward hit his first home run of the season, and fourth of his career, to cut the deficit to two. But James settled down after the home run and allowed only one more hit over the final four innings en route to his first career save.

Mack, who has led off all five games for Clinton, has picked up a base hit in his first plate appearance in each game. His leadoff double to open the first extended his hit streak to a league-high five. Tanielu, with three hits, was the only member for either team to record multiple hits. The loss marked the third consecutive game in which Clinton failed to score more than two runs.

The series finale is set for 7 p.m. today in Davenport, as Jeffeson Medina makes his 2015 debut for Clinton against Kevin Comer (1-0, 0.00 ERA).

RIVER BANDITS 6, LUMBERKINGS 2

Clinton ab r h bi Quad Cities ab r h bi

Mack cf 3 1 1 0 Boyd cf 4 0 1 0

Ward 2b 4 1 1 2 Ritchie 1b 2 2 0 0

Jackson lf 2 0 0 0 Fisher dh 3 1 1 2

EMorales rf 4 0 1 0 Tanielu 3b 4 1 3 1

DeCarlo 3b 4 0 1 0 McMullen lf 3 1 0 0

Peguero dh 3 0 0 0 Hyde 2b 3 0 1 0

Brito 1b 4 0 0 0 Nottingham c 3 1 1 1

Torres c 3 0 0 0 Martinez rf 3 0 0 0

Wawoe ss 3 0 0 0 Trompiz ss 2 0 0 1

Totals 30 2 4 2 Totals 27 6 7 5

Clinton 000 002 000 — 2

Quad Cities 114 000 00x — 6

E — DeCarlo (3). DP — Quad Cities 1. LOB — Clinton 6, Quad Cities 5. 2B — Mack (1), Tanielu 2 (2), Hyde (1). 3B — DeCarlo (1). HR — Ward (1), Fisher (1), Nottingham (2). SF — Trompiz. CS — Hyde (1).

 IP H R ER BB SO

 Clinton

Schiraldi L 0-1 2 2/3 4 5 5 5 2

Pierce 3 1 1 1 1 5

Horstman 2 1/3 2 0 0 1 2

 Quad Cities

Dykxhoorn W 1-0 5 2 0 0 2 6

James S 1 4 2 2 2 2 3

WP — Schiraldi, James. HBP — Jackson (by James). U — Brandon Butler (p), Richard Genera (b). T — 2:21. Att. — 1,010.

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