River Bandits win third Midwest League title in seven years

Quad Cities River Bandits catcher Chuckie Robinson had four hits and three RBI in Saturday’s game. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

The Quad Cities River Bandits beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 12-2 Saturday to complete their sweep of the Midwest League Championship Series.

It is their third Midwest League title in the last seven years, and the team’s seventh league championship overall.

Chuckie Robinson led the River Bandits offense by going 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, and three runs batted in. Troy Sieber, Abraham Toro-Hernandez and Kristian Trompiz each drove in two runs for Quad Cities.

Jack Suwinski drove in both TinCaps runs with a two-run double in the top of the 7th inning.

River Bandits starter Ronel Blanco struck out 10 while allowing only four hits and no walks in 6.2 innings. His counterpart, TinCaps starter Adrian Morejon, gave up six runs on five hits and three walks in 1.2 innings.

Ronel Blanco pitching

Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Ronel Blanco (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

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