DAVENPORT — Quad Cities completed a three-game sweep of the Clinton LumberKings on Tuesday night, taking advantage of Derek Fisher’s two-run home run in a 5-3 Midwest League baseball victory at Modern Woodmen Park.

For the fifth time in six games, Clinton’s opponent scored first. The LumberKings never were able to pull even or take the lead after that, hurt by a 1-for-10 performance at the plate with runners in scoring position.

Fisher homered off Jeffeson Medina in the bottom of the third inning after Medina walked Jamie Ritchie with two outs. The Bandits made it 3-0 an inning later when Mott Hyde led off with a double and scored on Kristian Trompiz’s single.

Clinton battled back and made it a one-run game in the fifth inning. 

After Quad Cities starter Kevin Comer (2-0) threw four no-hit innings, he ran into trouble in the fifth. A walk to Arby Fields, one of three on the night for the outfielder, and a free pass to Chantz Mack allowed Alex Jackson to get Clinton within one. Jackson drove a single to right field and plated both Fields and Mack.

Jarrett Brown, who relieved Medina with two outs in the fifth, allowed a pair of runs in the seventh, the eventual winning runs. Ritchie began the inning with a single, and advanced to third on a base hit by Fisher. Jackson’s throw to third base from left field ricocheted past third base and off the Quad Cities dugout, which allowed Ritchie to score. After Brown retired Ryan Bottger and Hyde, Kody Kerski relieved. Kerski’s 0-2 pitch to Jacob Nottingham got away from Clinton catcher Wayne Taylor, which allowed Fisher to score, as the River Bandits led 5-2 after seven innings.

The LumberKings threatened in the eighth, and though they plated one run, they left an opportunity to tie the game on the bases. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Martin Peguero, who then drew a four-pitch walk from Albert Minnis. But Minnis got Fields to look at a called third strike, and Clinton left three of a game-high nine men on base.

Minnis, a left-hander, cruised through the ninth inning, as he struck out Mack, got Nelson Ward to ground out to second base and struck out Jackson to end the game and complete the sweep.

Clinton saw two hitting streaks come to an end. Mack, who had picked up hits in his first at-bat of his first five starts, finished 0-for-4. Taylor, who had recorded hits in three consecutive games, went 0-for-3 with a walk. Clinton managed just 13 hits and seven runs in the three games in Davenport.

The LumberKings will look to break the losing streak as they head to Kane County to take on the Cougars at 6:30 tonight. Daniel Missaki (0-0, 3.00 ERA) and Jared Miller (0-1, 12.00) each makes his second start of the season.

RIVER BANDITS 5, LUMBERKINGS 3

Clinton ab r h bi Quad Cities ab r h bi

Mack dh 4 0 0 0 Boyd dh 4 0 0 0

Ward ss 5 0 0 0 Ritchie 1b 2 2 2 0

Jackson lf 4 1 1 2 Fisher cf 4 2 2 2

EMorales rf 4 0 1 0 Bottger rf 4 0 0 0

Taylor c 3 0 0 0 Hyde 2b 3 1 1 0

Wawoe 2b 4 0 1 0 Nottingham c 4 0 0 0

Brito 1b 4 0 1 0 McMullen lf 4 0 1 0

Peguero 3b 3 1 0 1 Trompiz ss 4 0 1 1

Fields cf 1 1 0 0 Hernandez 3b 2 0 0 0

Totals 32 3 4 3 Totals 31 5 7 3

Clinton 000 020 010 — 3

Quad Cities 002 100 20x — 5

E — Ward 2 (2), Jackson (2), Trompiz 2 (3). DP — Clinton 1. LOB — Clinton 9, Quad Cities 7. 2B — McMullen (1), Hyde (2). HR — Fisher (2). SB — Fields (2), Ritchie (1), Hernandez (1). CS — Taylor (1).

IP H R ER BB SO

 Clinton

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

Brown 2 2 2 1 1 2

Kerski 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 2

 Quad Cities

Comer W 2-0 5 2 2 2 3 4

Montero 2 1 1 1 3 3

Minnis S 1 2 1 0 0 1 5

WP — Kerski. U — Richard Genera (p), Brandon Butler (b). T — 2:42. Att. — 997.

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