The Quad Cities River Bandits stole nine bases and had three different players drive in three runs during their 12-4 win over the Burlington Bees on Monday.
Centerfielder Kyle Tucker led QC’s offensive assault at Modern Woodmen Park, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, three stolen bases, and three runs batted in. Designated hitter Anthony Hermelyn and catcher Christian Correa also drove in three runs each. First baseman Connor Goedert plated two runs on a roundtripper.
Tucker wasn’t the only River Bandit to steal three bases in the game. Second baseman Aaron Mizell also swiped three. Shortstop Antonio Nunez stole two bags.*
River Bandits starter Alex Winkelman (3-1) got the win despite giving up three runs on five hits, one walk and a wild pitch in 5.2 innings. He struck out six.
Bees rightfielder Jared Foster went 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in.
*The Midwest League record for most stolen bases by a team in a single game is 11. The Mattoon Indians did it in 1949, and the Quad City Angels did it in 1964.