Leo Crawford pitches 'Gem' as Loons take series finale with 2-1 win over Quad Cities River Bandits

Crawford pitched a career high 8 full innings for the Loons, as Zach Reks drove in Connor Wong with the eventual game winning RBI double in the second inninng.....

Posted In: Sports, Great Lakes Loons,   By: Jason Marcoux

24th July, 2017     0

The Great Lakes Loons (49-51) only needed 1-run in the first and another in the second to win its second game of a three game series (taking 2 of 3) with a 2-1 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits (Houston Astros) in a classic pitchers duel in front of 2,838 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, IA this afternoon. 
 
Great Lakes shortstop Gavin Lux reached base on a 1-out walk and quickly stole second base, before scoring on a throwing error by Quad Cities catcher Raymond Henderson to give the Loons a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
 
Quad Cities tied the game in the bottom half of the first when Loons starter Leo Crawford walked shortstop Kristian Trompiz, then gave up an RBI-single to third baseman Josh Rojas, before putting together (arguably) his best pitching performance of his brief professional career.
 
After giving up that first run, Crawford (6-8, 4.29 ERA) would go on to allow just 4-hits and 1-walk, while striking out 6-batters through a career high 8-innings to capture his sixth win of the season. 
 
Loons catcher Connor Wong led off the second inning with a single, then gave the Loons a 2-1 lead when he scored on an RBI-double off the bat of right fielder Zach Reks. 
 
Closer Andre Scrubb (sv1, 1.52 ERA) walked 2-batters while closing out the ninth inning to earn his first save of the season for the Loons.
 
Reks finished 1 for 2 with the game winning RBI to lead the Loons' offense for the third straight game. The former Kentucky Wildcat was 6 for 10 with 2-RBI's in this three game series with the River Bandits. 
 
Wong was 1 for 4 with 1-run scored, while Saige Jenco and Oneil Cruz were each 1 for 4 respectively as well for the Loons. 
 
The Loons will have Tuesday off before returning home to host the Bowling Green (KY.) Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays) for a 3-game series Wed-Fri at Dow Diamond. 
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