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State's minor league teams could see financial impact

Wisconsin’s governor sent out a press release on Thursday detailing a $140 million plan to award grants to businesses and organizations in Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries. Minor league sports were among the industries listed as eligible for aid. It was stated that $2.8 million in aid will be designated for minor league teams. Among other industries were live event venues and summer camps. It is unclear at this time who will benefit and how much, but time will tell which teams in the state Evers initiative applies to. 

 


Voyageurs start back-to-back looking for first win

The Green Bay Voyageurs will have two straight days to try and piece together their first winning match of the season. On Thursday, Green Bay plays the first of two as they visit Kansas City area to play Kaw Valley FC. The two teams have yet to challenge each other this season. While Green Bay is 0-6-2, Kaw Valley FC is 2-5, having lost five straight games since winning their first two. First touch on Thursday is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Voyageurs will play at the same time on Friday, in a road game with Wichita FC. 

 


Booyah back on winning track

The Green Bay Booyah waved goodbye to their six game losing streak and will hope to start a new one in the other direction. The Booyah defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters by a 5-4 final score. The Booyah outhit the Rafters ten hits to three. Brendan Ryan had two hits for Green Bay and Kaden Hollow hit a home run. Will Semb, the De Pere product turned Iowa Hawkeye got the win on the mound. Semb pitched six innings and gave up just two hits and two earned runs, and sat down eleven batters on strikes. The Booyah will head to the state capital on Thursday for a matchup with the Madison Mallards that begins at 6:35 PM. 

 


Brewers win series rubber match

The Milwaukee Brewers built up a 3-0 lead on Wednesday which proved to be just enough, as they held on for a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Milwaukee scored one in the top of the fifth inning on a Brandon Woodruff RBI single that scored Jace Peterson. In the seventh inning the Brewers tacked on two more runs, getting an RBI single from Avisail Garcia which scored Luis Urias. Jackie Bradley brought Tyrone Taylor home on a sac fly. The Diamondbacks scored a run in the seventh and eighth inning but Milwaukee would fend off the D-Backs in the ninth. Brandon Woodruff went seven innings on the mound, punching out nine batters, giving up just three hits and an earned run. Josh Hader came in to collect his nineteenth save of the season. The Crew won the series two games to one. 

 

Milwaukee gets a day off before beginning a three-game series on Friday with the Colorado Rockies. The Brewers are now 42-33 this season and a half game ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central standings. 

 


Peoria's explosive eighth inning derails Rattlers

Though the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were looking to continue their momentum from their win on Tuesday, they fell to the Peoria Chiefs by seven runs. The game was tight, with the Rattlers down 3-1 heading into the eighth inning, the Chiefs blew the doors open with six runs in the top half. The Rattlers answered with five of their own, including a two-run home run from Kekai Rios. Peoria put the game out of reach with a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning, and won 13-6.  Wisconsin’s record this season is now 19-24, and the next game with Peoria takes place on Thursday. The Timber-Rattlers will host the contest with first pitch slated for 7:05 PM. 

 


Narrow loss spoils game one for Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks had a full house in the Fiserv Forum and Milwaukee’s Deer District as they lost in a tight game one of the Eastern Conference Finals that was packed with excitement. In the last hurdle before the NBA Championship series, the Bucks are down 1-0 after a 116-113 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young accomplished a playoff career high 48 points for the Hawks.

 

Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo both had over thirty points for the Bucks. Holiday had 33 points and Antetokounmpo led the way with 34. The teams exchanged blows for all four quarters.The dramatics in the game escalated when Clint Capela made a go-ahead basket with 29.8 seconds left for the Hawks. Down one, the Bucks kicked the ball out to Pat Connaughton who came up short on a go-ahead three, leaving no option but to foul Trae Young. The Hawks went up three, and the Bucks did not connect on their attempt at a buzzer beater by Khris Middleton. 

 

Game two of the series will begin on Friday at 7:30 PM in MIlwaukee. 

 


Pair of Bucks make Olympics commitment

While the Milwaukee Bucks are primarily focused on Wednesday’s game one against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, two players have made commitments for once the season concludes. Both Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton committed to play for Team USA in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The games were set to take place last year, but were postponed as a result of the pandemic. Their Olympic preparation will take a backseat however to Milwaukee’s game one on Wednesday that starts at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee at 7:30 PM. 


Gard, Alvarez respond to criticisms over Tuesday controversy

The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team was circled with drama that came to public light on Tuesday. After a partial recording of a closed-door meeting between seven seniors in the program as well as coaches, particularly head coach Greg Gard, was made public, both Gard and Barry Alvarez confronted the issue that had many outspoken. While there is no indication of who recorded the meeting without the head coach's knowledge, a portion of the meeting in which the players aired their grievances with the program was released to a media outlet. The meeting is reported to have lasted over two hours, but just a thirty-seven minute clip was sent out. The situation had enough reaction that the University of Wisconsin Basketball released statements from the Head Coach and outgoing Athletic Director. 

 

 


Booyah's losing streak continues

The Green Bay Booyah’s struggles continued when they fell in their sixth straight matchup. Tuesday’s loss came against the Wisconsin Woodchucks, as they gave up two runs in the first couple of innings in the 10-6 defeat. The Booyah tied the game in the top of the fourth, but gave up five runs the next half inning. With the loss their overall record is now 8-14 and they are in sixth place in the Great Lakes West Conference. They take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at home on Wednesday. 

 


Timber Rattlers snap losing streak

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers snapped a five-game losing skid on Tuesday evening. The Timber Rattlers scored 13 runs on 12 hits in their dominant win over the Peoria Chiefs. Wisconsin scored five runs in the second inning followed by two runs the next. Down 7-0, Peoria put up their only run in the top of the fifth. That was followed by three runs by the Timber Rattlers in the next two frames. Justin Bullock was credited with the win on the mound. The two teams meet up again on Wednesday with a 12:05 PM first pitch. 

 


Peralta, Brewers wrangle Diamondbacks

Milwaukee shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks in a road game, winning 5-0. Kolten Wong got the scoring started with a home run in the top of the first inning. In the top of the sixth inning the lead was expanded with RBI singles from Omar Narvaez and Luis Urias. Narvaez drove in a run with his single and Urias brought across two with his. Christian Yelich hit the Brewers’ second solo blast in the top of the eighth. Freddy Peralta earned the victory for the Brewers, pitching six innings and allowing just one hit. The win tied the series at one game apiece and set up a Wednesday rubber match. 

 


Three Badgers make olympic teams

A student-athlete at University of Wisconsin and two alums secured their spot for their home countries olympic roster in their respective sport this weekend and will compete in Tokyo next month. Freshman swimmer Phoebe Bacon, who is coming off an NCAA title in the 200-yard backstroke, finished second in the Team USA trials and qualified to represent the United States, competing in the same event. Bacon is 18 years old and came to the Badgers from Maryland. 

 

Zach Ziemek, a 2016 graduate, qualified for the Olympics a second time. Ziemek makes it back to the games in the decathlon, placing third in the event with ten components at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon. Ziemek won the long jump and triple jump. Ziemek is a native of Itasca, Illinois. 

 

A Badger by way of Canada will represent the provinces in the Tokyo games. Georgia Ellenwood will be performing for Team Canada in the heptathlon. Ellenwood won the gold medal at an event hosted in Germany to qualify. Ellenwood is a 2018 graduate and a former NCAA Outdoor heptathlon champion. 

 

Kenny Bednarek from Rice Lake almost qualified in the 100 meter run when he took fourth place on Sunday. Bednarek will run an event he specializes in, the 200 meter run, on June 27th. The  Olympic games, which were rescheduled in 2020 due to the pandemic, are scheduled for July 23rd through August 8th. 

 

 


Booyah lose late to Jackrabbits

The Green Bay Booyah had a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Kokomo Jackrabbits scored three to tie it and a single tally in the bottom of the 10th to win the game 6-5. Johnny Hipsman homered and Jake Berg, Brendan Ryan, and Nadir Lewis collected RBI singles. Ben Hart pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing ten hits, five runs, one walk while punching out three. They will try to break up their current losing streak with a home game against the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 6:35 p.m.


Glory looking for first win

The Green Bay Glory is still looking for their first win of the season after picking up a 2-2 draw against Chicago City on Saturday. Hannah Kroupa and Trudy Quidzinski scored the goals for the Glory, which had previously dropped contests to the Milwaukee Torrent and the Chicago Red Stars Reserves. They play the Chicago Red Stars on Friday at Capital Credit Union Park at 6:30 p.m.


Glo glowing after two games

The Wisconsin Glo began their title defense on Saturday with a 93-41 win over the Detroit Dodgers. Despite the team not playing together for over a year due to the pandemic, the Glo led by a 22-3 margin after the first quarter and dished out 28 assists in the game. They were even more dominant in their Father's Day Matinee on Sunday, beating the Chicago Breeze 115-35.  The Glo recorded a franchise-record 42 assists in the game while Jessica Lindstrom had a 16 point /10 rebounds double-double in just 13 minutes of action. Jessica Kelliher scored 18 points and Sam Logic contributed 9 assists.


Rattlers and River Bandits Rained Out on Sunday

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Quad Cities River Bandits tried to play on Father’s Day at Modern Woodmen Park.  However, the weather would not let the teams complete a full inning of play.

Wisconsin got a base runner in the top of the first inning as Garrett Mitchell drew a walk with two outs from River Bandits starting pitcher AJ Block.  The tarp went on the field after Rattlers starter Victor Castañeda hit Nick Loftin with one out in the bottom of the first inning and the rain got heavier throughout the delay.  The game was officially halted after about a 40-minute delay.

Under the new rules imposed by Major League Baseball, Sunday’s game will be treated as a postponement instead of as a suspended game.  That means the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader when the Timber Rattlers return to Modern Woodmen Park for a series against the River Bandits from August 24 through August 30.  The date of the twinbill will be decided at a later date.

 

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday.  They return to action on Tuesday night at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium for their first home game since June 6.  Wisconsin will host the Peoria Chiefs at 7:05pm.  Justin Bullock (1-1, 4.09) is set to start for the Rattlers.  Peoria has named Jack Ralston (1-3, 3.44) as their starting pitcher.


Dave Bouche and Randy LeMieux Jr lead the way at the Hill

Everyone at the Hill would like to congratulate Randy Guelette, Augie Derenne and Charlie Kroll on entering the Hall of Fame. The “Bulldozer” Dave Bouche led the final 15 laps of the Stock Car feature to earn his first win of the season. 

  

There were 94 cars checked in to do battle at the Hill Raceway.  There were 28 Stock Cars, 19 Sport Mods, 12 Bombers, 29 Unified Street Stocks and 6 Vintage Modifieds. Our next night of racing will be on Saturday, July 10th.  

 

Kerry Douglas set the pace in early in the Stock Car feature as John Adams and Dave Bouche gave chase. With Douglas working the top groove Adams and Bouche worked low. Bouche was able to find some extra grip on the extreme low side, making it a 3-wide battle for the lead with Adams and Douglas. Bouche was able to take sole possession of the lead on lap 5. Bouche pulled away to score his first win of the season and a clean sweep of the night. Adams had his best run of the summer to place second, Eric Arneson secured third late in the going, Charlie Kroll took a solid fourth and point leader Brett Wenzel came through a last chance qualifier to place fifth.  The contest went green to checker.  

 

“Rowdy” Randy Theys raced to the lead early in the Sport Mod feature until a caution on lap 5 slowed the field. “The Kid” Randy LeMieux Jr went to work on Theys. LeMieux was able to slip by on lap 9 and never looked back, scoring his first win of the season. Craig Dorner had to settle for second at the pay window, with a third-place finish Jeff Vlies took over the point lead, Theys was fourth and rookie Roger LaViolette completed the top five.  

 

Dave DeGrave took the lead from Nathan Delsart on lap 4 of the Unified Street Stock feature. DeGrave held off a hard charging Troy Muench to score his second feature win of the season. Muench borrowed a car from Paul Diefenthaler and with a second-place finish took over the point lead. Dan Van Pay placed third, Shanon Guelette was fourth and Tyler Fox finished fifth.  

 

After rolling over on night 2, David Cox found redemption in the Bombers. Cox jumped to the lead on the opening lap and cruised to his first trophy of the year. The race went green to checker.  

 

Jeff Allard held off both his sons Darrin Allard and Jeremy Allard late in the going to take him top honors in the Vintage Modifieds.  

  

The Hill Raceway is located at 812 North 14th Street in Sturgeon Bay, WI. All track information can be found on our Facebook @hillraceway or contact 920-495-6631 Regular night pricing: Pit pass $25, crew members 17 and under $15. Grandstands $10, 12 and under free. Service members are free with ID. 

  

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS 

  

STOCK CAR FEATURE: Dave Bouche, Algoma; John Adams, Demark; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Charlie Kroll Forestville; Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc 

  

HEAT 1) Dan Sell Jr, Suring; Kerry Douglas, Fish Creek 2) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls 3) Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay  

  

LCQ 1) Luke Lemmens, De Pere; Nathan Lauscher, Two River 2) Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Tom Brumlic, Denmark 

  

SPORT MOD FEATURE: Randy LeMieux Jr, Sturgeon Bau; Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Randy Theys, Algoma; Roger LaViolette, Forestville 

  

HEAT 1) Craig Dorner, Luxemburg; Josh Massart, Brussels 2) Jarred VanLaanen, Luxemburg; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay 

  

UNIFIED STREET STOCK FEATURE: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Troy Muench, Brussels; Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Tyler Fox, Brussels 

  

HEAT 1) Shanon Guelette, Luxemburg; Tyler Fox, Brussels 2) Josh Novak, Neenah; Dan Van Pay, Denmark 3) Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Nathan Delsart, Sturgeon Bay 

 

LCQ 1) Garrett Geyer, Brussels; Bailey LaViolette, Sturgeon Bay 2) Jason Brandes, Chilton; Amber Delsart, Maplewood 

  

BOMBER FEATURE: David Cox, Seymour; Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Adam Broehm, Newton; Kyle Jorgenson, Oneida 

  

HEAT 1) Adam Broehm, Newton; David Cox, Seymour 2) Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Tony Everard, Green Bay 

 

VINTAGE MODIFIED FEATURE: Jeff Allard, Oak Creek; Jeremy Allard, Ringle; Darrin Allard, St. Francis; Brian Titel, Sheboygan 

 

HEAT 1) Darrin Allard, St. Francis  


Another loss in Iowa bites Rattlers

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are now five games below the .500 mark, but were 18-18 coming into their six game series with the Quad Cities River Bandits. The Rattlers have now lost in Davenport to the River Bandits for the fifth straight night. Wisconsin will wrap up the series on Sunday with the game starting at 1:00 PM. Afterward, the Rattlers will get a needed day off before a six-game series with Peoria.


Giving up early run costly for Booyah

The Green Bay Booyah exchanged a run in both the seventh and eighth inning with the Kokomo Jackrabbits on Saturday. The only difference was Kokomo’s run in the bottom of the third inning. That was the deciding factor in the 3-2 loss for the Booyah. Green Bay will instantly have a chance to get back at the Jackrabbits as they play each other on Sunday with the first pitch being thrown at 2:00 PM.


Brewers get Rockies back

The Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies each tied for eleven hits, but what mattered most was the one-run difference in the final score. Milwaukee won the game 6-5, just one day after losing to the Rockies by the same score in ten innings. Each team also scored two in the first inning. Colorado did lead the game for a good portion, going up 3-2 in the second inning before Milwaukee tied it back up in the third. After five innings however, Colorado led 5-3. Milwaukee cut down the lead with a run in the top of the seventh and a two-run home run by Willy Adames in the top of the ninth that scored Luis Urias. That was the deciding factor in the victory, as the Rockies did not score in the final frame. The Brewers have another road game with Colorado on Sunday starting at 2:10 PM.  

 


UWGB gets state tourney close-up

If a peninsula team is able to make the state softball tournament next weekend, fans won’t have far to travel. It was announced Monday that University of Wisconsin - Green Bay’s recently-constructed King Park is the host for the 2021 WIAA State Softball Tournament. The tournament goes from June 28th to June 30th. The event will feature five state title games. 

 

It is anticipated that each day of the tournament will draw over 500 fans. According to the UWGB website, the ballpark is equipped with full synthetic turf, LED lights, a bullpen, and a state of the art sound system.

 


Voyageurs fall in St. Louis

Green Bay Voyageurs FC traveled to the gateway to the west on Saturday, but could not keep up with St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC. St. Louis won the game 4-1. The lone score for the Voyageurs came from Jaden Stevenson at the fifty-five minute mark. Green Bay is still in search of their first win, now in fifth out of sixth place in the US League Two’s Heartland Division. They are 0-6-2 so far this season, and will take on Kaw Valley FC in Kansas City on Thursday. First touch will be at 7:00 PM. 

 


Bucks and Nets go to wire in instant classic

In a game seven showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, it took extra minutes to crown a series winner. The game racked up twenty lead changes, as Milwaukee won 115-111 in a contest that will go down as one of the most memorable in Bucks history. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant went toe-to-toe with over forty points each, but Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will head to the Eastern Conference finals behind his forty point performance. Khris Middleton scored twenty-three, Brook Lopez went for nineteen and Jrue Holiday had thirteen. P.J. Tucker pitched in eleven points and played thirty-eight minutes. Much of Tucker’s task had to do with trying to contain Kevin Durant. 

 

Minimizing Durant was proven tough to do as he scored forty-eight points, including a buzzer beater two pointer at the end of regulation which was just inches away from being a game-winning three. James Harden was the Nets second leading scorer with twenty-two points. 

 

Milwaukee came from being down in the series twice. The Bucks were down 2-0 in the series before tying the first time. The Bucks were down 3-2 in the series before winning the last two games. The Bucks await the winner of game seven between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks. 

 


Rain delays don't slow Booyah; Rattlers start slow

A pair of area baseball teams had vastly different outcomes in their Thursday games. 

 

Green Bay Booyah

 

Despite having weather hold up the game in two different instances on Thursday, the Green Bay Booyah still beat the Fon Du Lac Dock Spiders, 5-1. The Dock Spiders got on the board to open up the game, but that would be their only run throughout the game. The Booyah scored the next inning on a Tristin Garcia RBI single. The Booyah took the lead when Nathan Blasick got to first on a walk with the bases loaded. Blasick’s big day continued, hitting a ground-rule double that brought two runs across. Blasick would get around himself, and make the score 5-1. 

 

Another big time performer for the Booyah was one of the areas own, Connor Langreder. The De Pere native sat down eight of the fourteen batters he faced, giving up just a hit through 4.1 innings. The Booyah finished with five runs on seven hits and two errors. For the Dock Spiders, they scored a run on five hits and an error. The next game for Green Bay is against Fon du Lac again on Friday, but this time on the road. 


 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 

 

A disastrous start plagued the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in their 13-3 loss to the Quad Cities River Bandits on Thursday. Quad Cities scored twelve runs in the top half of the first inning, which decided the ball game. The Rattlers scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tighten the gap, but that’s all the closer they got. The Timber Rattlers have another road game against Quad Cities on Friday starting at 6:30 PM. 

 


Area track teams compete for state bids

Sectional meets were held for area schools at two different locations on Thursday. Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg-Casco made the trip to Fox Valley Lutheran. Algoma, Sevastopol, and Gibraltar headed to Rosholt. Algoma reported a state qualifier and Sevastopol announced their athlete's accomplishments. 

 

 

 

 

According to the WIAA, official results from the sectional meet will be released Friday afternoon. 

 

 

If you have any results and photos you are encouraged to send them to news@doorcountydailynews.com 


Peninsula Packer fans split on Love

While the Green Bay Packers deal with uncertainty regarding their 16-year veteran franchise quarterback, there is a great divide in how people feel about the possibility of Jordan Love being under center. Recently, Door County Daily News ran a poll to gauge how confident fans of the green and gold were in the event that Jordan Love is the starting quarterback in 2021. The results were almost evenly split when fans were asked if they believed Love could lead Green Bay to a winning record. Out of 227 votes, 115 voted no, and 112 voted yes. While only time will tell how the entire situation between Rodgers and the Packers plays out, who will be the Packers quarterback week one remains the million-dollar question of the NFL’s offseason.


Bucks push playoff series

In a win or go home game six against the Brooklyn Nets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Milwaukee Bucks chose the winning option. Khris Middleton shined in the game with 38 points, which included two 4-point plays. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the next leading scorer with 30 points and Jrue Holiday pitched in 21. The Bucks downed the Nets, 104-89, despite a 32-point effort from Kevin Durant. The series goes back to Brooklyn for a deciding game seven on Sunday. Tip-off on Sunday is scheduled for 7:30 PM. 

 


Brewers swept by Reds

Milwaukee finished up a series where they struggled offensively in all three games against the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers managed to post four runs in the series, including back-to-back 2-1 losses. The Brewers’ one score on Wednesday came on an RBI single from Christian Yelich which scored Daniel Vogelbach. In a tight NL Central race, Milwaukee is tied with Chicago for first place and has a 38-30 overall record. 

 


Voyageurs tie Chicago FC United

Playing a man down for the majority of the game caught up with the Green Bay Voyageurs on Wednesday as their winless season continued at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview with 1-1 draw against Chicago FC United.

 

The Voyageurs saw the red card in the 25th minute as the referee ruled that Jake Kelderman took a United player down to deny a clear scoring chance. It would remain scoreless until the 49th minute when Dominic Briggs found the back of the net to make it 1-0. A penalty in the 70th led to a Diego Gutierrez penalty kick goal in the 71st minute to make 1-1. The two sides would trade chances the remaining 20-plus minutes, but both walked with registering a point. 

 

The draw gives the Voyageurs their second point of the season as they still look for the first victory. That will have to wait until Saturday when they face St. Louis Scott Gallagher.


Rattlers Drop Second Straight Game to Quad Cities

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers grabbed a 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Tuesday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Then, Will Hancock put the home team ahead to stay with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the fourth as the River Bandits beat Wisconsin 5-3 for the second straight night of their six-game series.

 

Quad Cities (24-13) took advantage of a pair of potential inning-ending double plays going awry in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead.  Nick Loftin reached on a single with one out.  Vinnie Pasquantino was next and he sent a one-hopper to second that bounced off the glove of Hayden Cantrelle and the ball deflected into right field to put runners on the corners with one out.  Tyler Gentry was next and his grounder to short was a tailor made double play.  The Rattlers got the out at second, but the throw to first was high.  Gentry was safe at first and that allowed Loftin to score.

Wisconsin (18-20) rallied to take the lead in the top of the fourth inning.  Thomas Dillard walked and Gabriel García followed with a single.  Jesús Lujano was next and he lined a single to left-center to score Dillard with the tying run.  LG Castillo gave the Rattlers the lead with a single to left that scored García.  Chad McClanahan capped the inning with a two-out, bloop single to left that dropped just inside the foul line to score Lujano.

The Timber Rattlers lead was brief.  The River Bandits had two on with two out and William Hancock at the plate.  Rattlers pitcher Justin Bullock got ahead of Hancock, but the Bandits catcher cracked a 1-2 pitch over the wall in right field for a three-run home run and Quad Cities was up 4-3.

 

David Hamilton started the top of the fifth inning with a double and went to third on a sacrifice bunt.  Je’Von Ward sent a sinking line drive to left that looked like it would drop and Hamilton was halfway to the plate when Tucker Bradley made the running catch for the second out.  Hamilton had to scramble back to third base to avoid being doubled off third.  He made it back, but was left stranded at third when the inning ended.  The double by Hamilton was the last hit of the game for the Timber Rattlers.
 

The River Bandits added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Pasquantino started the inning with a double.  Gentry was next with an RBI double and the score went to 5-3 in favor of Quad Cities.

River Bandits starting pitcher Angel Zerpa, who struck out eight, turned the game over to his relievers in the seventh as he had put himself in line for his fourth win of the season.  Will Klein tossed two scoreless, hitless innings with three strikeouts in the seventh and eighth.  Jonah Dipoto walked the lead-off batter in the ninth before striking out the next three batters to pick up his fifth save of the season.

 

Game three of the series is set for Thursday night at Modern Woodmen Park.  Justin Jarvis (0-4, 4.96) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers.  Quad Cities plans to send Asa Lacy (1-3, 6.65) to the mound as their starter.  Lacy was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the #4 overall pick in the 2020 draft.  Game time is 6:30pm.


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