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RIVER BANDITS HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS MAY 5-10 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 05 May 2014 13:05
Cinco de Mayo, Book Buddies, Irish Heritage, Fireworks, Sport Bottle & Winter Blanket Giveaways
DAVENPORT, Iowa. (May 5, 2014) – The Quad Cities River Bandits host the Cedar Rapids Kernels in a three-game series before battling the Beloit Snappers in another three-game set from Monday, May 5, through Saturday, May 10, at Modern Woodmen Park. Below are the highlights of promotions and events for the home stand.
Monday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Sponsor: 97X
- Cinco de Bandits Party – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Modern Woodmen Park with $3 prices on 12-oz. Corona, Straw-ber-rita, Lime-a-rita, and Mang-o-rita, as well as a $5 Yard Margarita. At the Nachoville stand, three tacos are just $3! There will also be a pinata-breaking for the kids.
- Markdown Monday presented by 97X – Bleacher tickets are $2 each, as are beers, sodas, hot dogs, peanuts, nachos and popcorn.
Tuesday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. (Gates 9:30 a.m.) Sponsors: Pepsi, WOC and Q-106.5
- Book Buddies Game – The River Bandits host the graduates of the Book Buddies program. The students who completed the program get to participate in a pregame parade on the field 45 minutes before first pitch.
Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. (Gates 5:30 p.m.) Sponsors: U.S. Bank, CBS4 and Mix 96
- Irish Heritage/Go Green Night– Get your Irish on for Irish Heritage and Go Green Night! The person who shows up in the most green items will win an awesome prize!
- Pay Your Bill Wednesday presented by U.S. Bank, CBS4 and Mix 96 – Fans can bring copies of their unpaid bills to Modern Woodmen Park and enter them in a drawing to be paid up to $100 by the River Bandits. The team will randomly select two to be paid.
- Buy-One-Get-One Kids Ticket Free presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union – IHMVCU members can buy one regular ticket and get a free kids ticket every Wednesday. Fans must show membership at the box office to receive the ticket special.
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. (Gates 5:30 p.m.) Sponsors: Rock 104-9 and River Cities' Reader
- Thirst-day Thursday presented by Rock 104-9 and River Cities' Reader – Fans can enjoy $2 drink specials throughout the game.
- Buy-One-Get-One-Free Tickets presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union – All Thursday tickets for IHMVCU members are buy-one, get-one free. Fans must show membership at the box office to receive the ticket special.
- Organization of the Night: United Neighbors, Inc. - Proceeds from the Zeglin's Charity Ball Toss will benefit United Neighobrs, Inc. (unitedneighbors.com).
Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. (Gates 5:30 p.m.) Sponsors: Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WQAD, WLLR, Total Turf & Landscape
- Friday Fireworks presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WQAD & WLLR – All fans will be treated to a free postgame fireworks show.
- AUSA Military Appreciation Night – Six veterans from six different wars will throw out a first pitch during the pregame AUSA Military Appreciation ceremony. AUSA will also present the Color Guard for the evening.
- Sport Bottle Giveaway presented by Total Turf & Landscape – The first 500 fans will receive a sport bottle.
- Book Buddies Game – The River Bandits host the graduates of the Book Buddies program. The students who completed the program get to participate in a pregame parade on the field 30 minutes before first pitch.
- Organization of the Night: Yoga G - Proceeds from the Zeglin's Charity Ball Toss will benefit Yoga G (yogag.org).
Saturday, May 10, 6:00 p.m. (Gates 4:30 p.m.) Sponsors: 103.1 KISS-FM and Clarion Hotel
- Fleece Winter Blanket Giveaway presented by Clarion Hotel – The first 1,000 fans will receive a River Bandits fleece blanket.
- Fan Appreciation Saturday presented by 101.3 KISS-FM – There will be $2 drink specials on beer and soda. A table for a balloon artist and a face painter will both be on the concourse.
- Mother’s Day Celebration – The River Bandits will celebrate mothers at the ballpark. Kids can make cards for their moms in the Bounce QC Kids Zone. There will be manicures available on the concourse. Special Mother's Day prize packages will also be awarded.
- Organization of the Night: Susan G. Komen Quad Cities - Proceeds from the Zeglin's Charity Ball Toss will benefit Susan G. Komen Quad Cities (komenquadcities.org).
- MC22 Telecast – Mediacom Connections (MC22) will record a television game broadcast to be re-aired on MC22.
UP NEXT: Cinco de Mayo and Markdown Monday presented by 97X kick off a six-game River Bandits homestand May 5. Bleacher tickets for the 7 p.m. game are just $2 each, with $2 specials for hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, beer and soda as well. Tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com. To order any of the ticket plans - with new lower prices - call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $40. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: Having just been named Ballpark Digest's winner of Best Ballpark Improvement in America under $1 million, the River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 110 feet over the playing field, is opening in May, along with a carousel, a new ride called a "Drop and Twist," an expanded 300-foot long zip line, and many other new games and attractions. In 2013, the team unveiled a new 220-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, and a number of new bounce houses. The team's major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, just saw all six of its affiliates reach the playoffs - the first time in a decade any MLB team can claim such success. The River Bandits were one of three affiliates to reach the championship round and one of two to win their league championship.
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JOIN MALLARDS FOR YEAR-END PARTY TONIGHT (MONDAY) AT T.G.I. FRIDAY'S PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Kersten   
Monday, 05 May 2014 11:08

Join Mallards players and coach Ruskowski at T.G.I. Friday's in Moline this evening (Monday) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for an end of year party!

The 2013-14 Mallards tonight meet their fans one more time after giving us a season to remember.
Friday's is located at 1425 River Drive, adjacent to the iWireless Center.  We look forward to seeing you tonight!

 
SNAPPERS HOMER TWICE TO BEAT BANDITS, 5-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 05 May 2014 08:47
Tanner Mathis hits three doubles for Quad Cities in road loss

BELOIT, Wis. (May 3, 2014) – Beloit third baseman B.A. Vollmuth broke a 1-1, fourth-inning tie with a two-run home run and designated hitter Ryan Mathews added a solo shot two batters later in a 5-3 Snappers victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits at Pohlman Field Saturday afternoon.

Quad Cities right-hander Edison Frias (0-1) allowed both home runs in his Midwest League debut and allowed Beloit (10-18) to take a lead in the first inning. Frias walked the game's first batter, center fielder Boog Powell, and allowed a single to left fielder B.J. Boyd that put runners at first base and third base. When right fielder Jaycob Brugman grounded into a double play, Powell scored the game's first run.

The River Bandits (12-16) came back to tie the game in the third inning. Left fielder Tanner Mathis led off with the first of his career-high three doubles Saturday. Center fielder Brett Phillips put down a sacrifice, and designated hitter James Ramsay lifted a game-tying sacrifice fly to center field. It was the only run against right-hander Kyle Finnegan (2-1), who allowed three hits and four walks with three strikeouts in five innigns. The right-hander stranded a Quad Cities baserunner in each of the first five innings.

The 1-1 tie remained until the foruth inning, when Brugman hit a leadoff single against Frias, and Vollmuth followed with his fourth home run of the season on a 3-2 Frias pitch that Vollmuth put over the left-field fence. With one out, Mathews drove a 2-2 pitch from Frias over the left-center field wall to extend the Snappers' lead to 4-1. Frias gave up two home runs in 57 2/3 innings in 2013. On Saturday, he allowed four earned runs on five hits and one walk with no strikeouts in a four-inning start.

Finnegan and left-hander Brent Powers kept the 4-1 lead until the top of the seventh inning, when Powers allowed a leadoff single by catcher Jobduan Morales, who went to third on a one-out double by Mathis. Phillips hit a sacrifice fly to center field that scored Morales, but Ramsay flied out to right field to keep the score 4-2.

Snappers right-hander Andres Avila took over in the top of the eighth inning. River Bandits first baseman Conrad Gregor reached on an error by second baseman Sam Roberts, went to second base when third baseman Tyler White was hit by a pitch, and scored when shortstop Luis Baez made a wild throw to first base on a double-play attempt.

With the Snappers' lead cut to 4-3, River Bandits right-hander Zach Morton began the bottom of the eighth inning by allowing a single to catcher Jose Chavez before a sacrifice by Powell that was the final batter in Morton's 3 1/3 innings. Left-hander Albert Minnis entered to allow two singles, including Brugman's RBI single that extended the lead to 5-3.

In the ninth inning, Avila worked around a one-out double by Mathis, who was left at second base after a Phillips flyout and Ramsay groundout to end the game. The loss was Quad Cities' 12th by two runs or fewer this season.

Quad Cities and Beloit meet for the series rubber match at 2 p.m. Sunday. River Bandits right-hander Adrian Houser (0-0) is scheduled to face Snappers right-hander Junior Mendez (0-2).

UP NEXT: Cinco de Mayo and Markdown Monday presented by 97X kick off a six-game River Bandits homestand May 5. Bleacher tickets for the 7 p.m. game are just $2 each, with $2 specials for hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, beer and soda, in addition to $3 . Tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com. To order any of the ticket plans - with new lower prices - call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $40. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 
LUMBERKINGS OUTLAST BANDITS, SWEEP TWIN BILL PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Friday, 02 May 2014 14:34
Clinton hangs on for 5-4 Game 1 win, and Burt Reynolds' seventh-inning home run carries 3-1 Game 2 triumph

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 2, 2014) – Playing their second doubleheader in as many days against the Clinton LumberKings, the Quad Cities River Bandits fell short in a late comeback to drop Game 1, 5-4, and lost a 1-0 lead within two outs of victory to drop Game 2, 3-1, at Modern Woodmen Park and suffer their first sweep loss in five doubleheaders this season.

In Game 1, Quad Cities right-hander Andrew Thurman (2-2) walked the first two batters of the game, allowed an RBI single to LumberKings catcher Marcus Littlewood, and issued a third walk before recording an out. Third baseman Joe DeCarlo drove an RBI double to right field to give Clinton (12-13) a 2-0 lead. In the second inning, Thurman gave up a single by shortstop Lonnie Kauppila, and after a fielder's choice and another walk, Littlewood added his second RBI single for a 3-0 lead. Thurman was done after two innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts.

River Bandits catcher Brian Holberton helped spur the comeback effort by leading off the second inning with a line-drive home run to right field off right-hander Carlos Misell (4-1). Holberton also led of the fourth inning with a double and the sixth with a single to collect his first career three-hit game and extend his team-season-high hitting streak to nine games.

Clinton added two more runs in the third inning against left-hander Chris Cotton. First baseman Jeff Zimmerman hit an RBI double and scored on a wild pitch. Cotton would complete three innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Trailing 5-1, Quad Cities (11-15) chased Misell after Holberton singled, right fielder James Ramsay hit an RBI double, and left fielder Tanner Mathis singled to start the sixth inning. Third baseman Alex Gonzalez rolled an RBI single into right field off right-hander Rafael Pineda to make it 5-3, with runners at first and second bases and no outs. But shortstop Thomas Lindauer bunted into a fielder's choice, and when center fielder Brett Phillips doubled home Gonzalez, Lindauer was thrown out at home trying to score the tying run. Pineda got a groundout to strand Phillips at third base with the tying run and worked around two walks for a scoreless seventh and his second save.

In Game 2, River Bandits left-hander Chris Lee kept the LumberKings hitless the first four innings, despite allowing six walks with three strikeouts. Phillips hit a third-inning leadoff double, moved to third base on a sacrifice and scored on third baseman Tyler White's sacrifice fly for a 1-0 Quad Cities lead against right-hander Jose Flores. River Bandits right-hander Andrew Walter allowed a fifth-inning, two-out single by center fielder Burt Reynolds for the first Clinton hit, but Walter and right-hander Tyler Brunnemann each tossed scoreless innings to carry the 1-0 lead through the sixth.

Out of pitchers at the end of a fourth game in two days, Quad Cities brought Gonzalez (0-1) to the mound in the seventh. He allowed one-out singles by first baseman Justin Seager and catcher Christian Carmichael, before Reynolds slammed his third home run of the season and second in the series off the center field batter's eye for a 3-1 lead. Left-hander Paul Fry (1-0) pitched the final three innings for the win.

Quad Cities begins a three-game series in Beloit, Wis., at 6:30 p.m. Friday. River Bandits left-hander Evan Grills (0-0) will face Snappers right-hander Lou Trivino (1-2) in the teams' first meeting since Quad Cities defeated Beloit in the 2013 Western Division final.

UP NEXT: Cinco de Mayo and Markdown Monday presented by 97X kick off a six-game River Bandits homestand May 5. Bleacher tickets for the 7 p.m. game are just $2 each, with $2 specials for hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos, beer and soda as well. Tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com. To order any of the ticket plans - with new lower prices - call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $40. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 
MALLARDS FALL TO AMERICANS IN GAME SEVEN 3-2 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:07

ALLEN, Texas (April 30, 2014) – Bryan Pitton made 30 saves and Spencer Asuchak’s power play goal early in the third period proved decisive as the host Allen Americans defeated the Quad City Mallards 3-2 Wednesday night in the seventh and deciding game of the best-of-seven Central Hockey League semi-finals to end the Mallards’ season and secure a berth in the CHL President’s Cup finals.

Asuchak stretched what had been a one goal Allen advantage to 3-1 with a low drive from the right wing circle at 3:32 of the third.  The Mallards pulled back with in one just 48 seconds later when Matt Boyd tipped in Nick Grasso’s one timer, but could not produce a third period equalizer- even after pulling goaltender Thomas Heemskerk (37 saves) in the final minute.

The Americans entered the final frame on top after Jonathan Lessard snapped a 1-1 tie on a breakaway at 8:27 of the second period.  Pitton was at his busiest in turning away all 16 second period shots he faced.

Allen first grabbed the lead while on the power play when Jonathan Zion tipped in the opening goal at 10:30 of the first period.  Jim McKenzie tied the score at one by rifling the puck in under the crossbar from the right wing circle at 14:20 of the first, but the next time the Americans grabbed the lead they would not relinquish it.

Tonight’s loss brought the end of a memorable season that saw the Mallards win a playoff series and advance to the semi-finals for the first time in 11 years.  Season tickets for the Mallards’ 2014-15 campaign are now on sale.  Ticket packages are available to meet almost any budget.  A limited edition season ticket holder Mallard jersey, 12 additional ticket vouchers per seat and free parking are among a host of exclusive benefits available to season ticket holders.  For more season ticket information fans can call the Mallards’ business office at 309-277-1364.

 
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