Topping a no-hitter is difficult, but Sunday's contest between the Kane County Cougars and Quad City had its moments -- including a swarm of bees and a cycle by the River Bandits Brian Holberton. The River Bandits stole a 10-3 decision over the Cougars at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
Trailing 1-0, the Cougars (28-15) -- who had no-hit the River Bandits on Saturday night -- tied it in the first inning when Yasiel Balaguert ended a 0-for-30 stretch with an RBI double that scored Ben Carhart.
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Cougars starter and loser Daury Torrez (4-2) struggled in the fourth inning, allowing 4 straight hits including a 2-run homer to Holberton as the River Bandits took a 5-1 lead.
At the end of the fifth, bees took over the ballpark and prevented players, coaches and umpires from taking the field for 16 minutes before the teams were able to resume the game.
Jacob Rogers had a homer and a double for the Cougars, who head to Wisconsin for a three-game series that starts Monday.