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MWL: Kernels Sink River Bandits, Take Series

Updated: Thursday, June 12 2014, 10:13 PM CDT
CEDAR
RAPIDS, IOWA – The Cedar Rapids Kernels stymied the Quad Cities River Bandits
5-2 at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Thursday evening to
notch their ninth series win of the season. Ryan Eades earned his fourth
victory after seven stout frames on the mound. Mitch Garver tallied two
doubles, two RBIs and a run while teammates Jason Kanlzer and Chad Christensen
each added a run-batted-in. The River Bandits pitching staff allowed eight
walks in the losing affair.



Great
defense defined the opening of the ballgame as the first two innings ended on
the base paths for the River Bandits. Mitch Garver caught James Ramsay stealing
to the end the first and Tyler White was thrown out at second base trying to
extend a single into a double to end the second. Garver threw out three Bandits
on the base paths during the contest.





The
Kernels drew first blood 1-0 in the bottom of the second when Jason Kanzler
singled in Mitch Garver. Garver led off the inning with his team-high 15th
double of the year and reached base for the 21st consecutive game.





Adrian
Houser (4-2) left the mound for Quad Cities after 2 1/3 innings of action. The
starter surrendered three runs on two hits while striking out one and walking
two in his ninth start of the year.





Tyler
Brunnemann entered out of relief midway through the bottom of the third. The
right-hander gave up one run on one hit through 2 2/3 innings while striking
out one and walking two.





Cedar
Rapids added three runs in the bottom of the third after the bases were walked
loaded on one out. Chad Christensen brought in Jon Murphy on a sacrifice fly to
right field and Garver hammered his second double of the night to plate Engelb
Vielma and Ryan Walker to make the score 4-0.





The
Bandits got on the board in the top of the fourth when White tripled in Ronnie
Mitchell. Brian Holberton drove in White on a single to right field in the next
at bat to cut the Kernels lead in half, 4-2.





Kevin
Comer began the sixth inning on the mound for the Bandits. Comer would finish
after loading the bases in the eighth with no outs. The reliever allowed one
run on one hit while striking out one and walking three during his two innings
of work.





Ryan
Eades (4-7) exited after seven strong innings of work on the bump. The Kernels’
starter allowed two runs on nine hits while striking out two and walking one in
the winning outing.





Right-hander
Alex Muren opened the eighth frame of work for Cedar Rapids. Muren tossed two
hitless, scoreless frames while walking one and sending down three Bandits on
strikes during his first save of the season.





Frederick
Turbicio came on to pitch out of an eighth inning jam for the Bandits. Tiburcio
pitched one lone frame where he walked one and struck out two hitters.





The
Kernels received an insurance run in the bottom of the eight when Joel Licon
walked to bring across Christensen to make the final mark 5-2.



MWL: Kernels Sink River Bandits, Take Series


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