July, 2013 Archives

The Burlington Bees scored seven runs in the fourth, which helped them knock off the West Michigan Whitecaps 9-1 on Wednesday night at Community Field. The Bees (36-54, 10-15) have been relying on their offense during the last couple of weeks and for good reason, as the Bees scored six runs or more for the fifth consecutive contest. Burlington, which has won five of its last six games, used a huge seven-run fourth to come back and beat West Michigan (45-50, 12-13). After West Michigan scored one run in the top of the fourth, the Bees answered back in a big way in the bottom of the inning against Montreal Robertson. Robertson (2-4) started off the frame by giving up a single to Andrew Ray and walking Wade Hinkle. Anthony Bemboom‘s double scored Ray to tie the game. After Exicardo Cayones walked and Michael Bolaski struck out, Chevy Clarke plated Bemboom with a single to give Burlington the lead. Angel Rosa, making his Bees debut, doubled home two runs to give the Bees a 4-1 advantage. Chad Smith came in for Robertson and Sherman Johnson greeted him with a three-run home run. Brandon Love (2-4) tossed 2.2 innings of relief, leaving the game in the middle of an at-bat due to a lower body injury. Joey Krehbiel picked up for him and fired 2.1 perfect innings with three strikeouts.

-Bob


It was a beautiful sunny summer day in the River City and I wanted to get out and take some outdoor photo’s. I met my best friend and fellow photographer Rod McClanahan for lunch and then we  headed over to the Peoria Zoo to capture some images of the animals. It was my first visit to the expanded Africa exhibits and let me tell you it is awesome. The new construction is 1st class and it rivals anything you could find in either Chicago or St. Louis. If you haven’t been there you are missing a real gem in the city, and it is a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends and family.

-Bob

I loaded up my Chevy Traverse with my Canon camera equipment and headed north to Henry, IL to photograph the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour event. This was the 15th annual Truck & Tractor Pulls competition held at the Marshall-Putnam Fairgrounds. The grandstands were jam packed with over 5,800+ loud and energetic fans and they were not disappointed by all of the drivers who showed off their expensive big boy toys. Included in the gallery is a photo of the beautiful Lauran this years reigning Miss Marshall-Putnam Fair and Ethan & Evan who help work the back gate with their Grandpa Bud McAllister.

-Bob

The River Bandits scored twice in the eighth to force the game into extras, but the Bowling Green Hot Rods spoiled the comeback with a 4-3 victory in 12 innings and three hours and 41 minutes to a crowd of 4,624 fans at Modern Woodmen Park for Pro Wrestling Night on Thursday with special guest Mick Foley. Andrew Toles knocked in the game-winning run on a single to score Brandon Martin on River Bandits’ reliever Juan Minaya with no outs in the 12th. Martin led off the inning by slicing a double down the right field line. Vincent Velasquez gave up three runs on five hits, walked three and fanned five in five innings and did not get a decision. Left-hander Mitchell Lambson, making his 28th appearance out of the Quad Cities bullpen, struck out four in three shutout frames after starting the sixth. Juan Minaya (1-3) tossed three scoreless innings before allowing the run in the 12th and suffered the loss. Bowling Green starter Dylan Floro allowed one unearned run in six innings, but did not get a decision. Ryan Garton (1-3) tossed three and two-thirds innings to earn the win, while Stone Speer collected his first save of the season after throwing the 12th.

-Bob

The Normal CornBelters surged back from a 6-0 deficit but lost 7-6 in 10 innings to the Joliet Slammers on Wednesday night at the Corn Crib in Frontier League action. The Slammers scored almost immediately as Niko Vasquez doubled to lead off the game and traded places with Michael Wing on a double just inside third base. A double damaged the CornBelters in the second inning when a two-base hit to the left center field fence by Kyle Maunus scored Seth Schwindenhammer, who reached via lead-off walk. Maunus went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a Ben Hewett single to right to increase the visitors’ lead to 3-0. Marquis Riley then drilled a three-run homer to right to give the Slammers a 6-0 advantage. After that homer, the Slammers only reached Belters starter Luis Noel for one walk as Noel faced the minimum number of hitters in his remaining 5 2/3 innings, striking out 10. The CornBelters cut the margin to 6-2 in the fourth inning on a two-run homer to right field by Oscar Garcia, driving in Mike Schwartz after his lead-off walk. Normal tied the game in the sixth with a two-out rally fueled by a pair of walks and an RBI single by Mike Mobbs and a three-run homer just over the right field fence by Tyler Shover. Joliet earned the go-ahead run in the tenth inning when the relay on a double-play attempt that would have ended the frame was thrown away, sending Marquis Riley to second and then home on a single to right by Michael Wing. Brett Zawacki (3-5) took the win while the loss went to Ross Davis (2-4). Justin Erasmus pitched the tenth for his 11th save.

-Bob


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