Loons' Bats Go Quiet in Series Finale

After taking the first two from the Quad Cities River Bandits (13-11) the Great Lakes Loons (11-13) struggled against the Bandit's pitching staff in the series finale losing 6-2.

The Loons managed just five hits against the Bandits. Starting Bandits pitcher Tyrell Jenkins had a strong outing giving up two hits in five innings of work after giving up five runs in his last outing.

Loons starting pitcher Arismendy Ozoria gave up two runs on six hits going three innings before being pulled in favor of reliever Joel Lima. Ozoria managed to escape with minimal damage after loading the bases on a few occasions.

Loons pitcher Juan Noriega entered in the seventh on a 12-inning shutout streak, dating back to June 29, but the streak ended in the eighth after two hits and two walks.

After being suspended for the series Loons manager John Shoemaker gave a quote to loons.com about his team's performance while being managed by Razor Shines.

"The guys have played well," Shoemaker said. "Razor has got managing experience, [so] our kids are not really losing anything by having someone like him running the club. I didn't like being out of uniform but I'm happy to see the guys do well and play hard. Even [tonight] we had the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth and had a shot to win the ball game."

Shortstop Darnell Sweeney continued his strong series against the Bandits going one-for-three and scoring one run on a Bandits' balk. Sweeney's average is now at .379.

After walking two batters and being hit by a pitch the Loons threatened to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth when they had bases loaded with two outs but couldn't manage to put together any hits.

The Loons have Tuesday off before traveling to Wisconsin.

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