Sikkema, Reifert join Bandits in fall league

Play in the fall league designed for baseball’s top prospects begins on Monday

Oct. 3 and goes through a title game on Nov. 12 on precious diamonds in the Phoenix area

Each major-association club sends seven of its top players to the six-group association

Sikkema joins five previous Quad Cities River Bandits in being assigned by Kansas City to the Surprise Saguaros

Sikkema consolidated for a 1-6 record with a 4.83 Time in 19 excursions, including 18 beginnings this season

He struck out 83 hitters and strolled 24 of every 69 innings of work