There was little doubt in who was coming home with the Midwest League Title on Saturday night at Modern Woodmen Park.
The Houston Astros' Single-A affiliate Quad Cities River Bandits dominated Fort Wayne, 12-2 to complete a three-game sweep of Fort Wayne in the championship series and win the 2017 Midwest League champion.
The River Bandits have won the Midwest League three of the last seven seasons, previously winning in 2011 and 2013.
Quad Cities finished the postseason with a 5-1 record and won the title despite only two players from opening day remaining on the roster.
Chuckie Robinson, 22, a 2016 draft pick out Southern Miss led the way for the River Bandits on offense. He was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and four runs scored — including a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
The rehabbing Colin Moran was at DH for Quad Cities, he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Ronel Blanco, a 2016 international signing, got the start Quad Cities. The Dominican righty pitched 6 2⁄3 scoreless innings and struck out 10. Lucas Williams, 2016 draft pick out Central Missouri, finished the game with two scoreless innings.