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Affordable Summer Day Camp Registration Begins PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:54
Moline, IL – The Salvation Army is offering a low-cost Summer Day Camp. For the ninth year running, children can come spend their summer in a fun-filled and safe setting at the Community Center, located near downtown Moline. The Summer Day Camp runs from June 10th to August 2nd.

Children entering kindergarten through 6th grade will be cared for Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. The cost is $75 week for the 1st child, $60 second child, and $50 for any additional children. Parents can also apply for partial scholarships, if they qualify for financial assistance.

Activities will include swimming twice a week, weekly field trips to places such as: Niabi Zoo, Family Museum, the IMAX Theater, and much more. This will be a fun, educational summer for your children!

Space is limited; please stop in at The Salvation Army located at 2200 5th Avenue Moline, IL to register ASAP.

If you have any questions please call 309-764-6996 ext. 209 or ask for Duane.

 
BEES BREAK BANDITS’ PERFECT STREAK, 6-4 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:03

Quad Cities falls behind for first time, drops first game after five-game winning streak opened season

 

BURLINGTON, Iowa (APRIL 9, 2013) – The Quad Cities River Bandits’ run of five consecutive wins to start the season came to an end Tuesday night, as the Burlington Bees used three home runs and a two-run, eighth-inning double by Michael Bolaski to break a 4-4 tie and send the Bees to a 6-4 home win at Community Field.

After holding the Bees scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings, right-hander Lance McCullers (0-1) allowed an eighth-inning leadoff single by Bees second baseman Sherman Johnson. Right fielder Kyle Johnson then put down a bunt to the third-base side of the mound, which McCullers fielded and threw wide of first, allowing Sherman Johnson to reach third base. With catcher Anthony Bemboom batting, Sherman Johnson stole second base, but McCullers fanned Bemboom for the first out of the inning. After an intentional walk to Bees first baseman Wade Hinkle, McCullers faced Bolaski, who had been hitless in three previous at-bats. Bolaski hit a line drive over the head of right fielder Terrell Joyce to bring in both Johnsons for a 6-4 lead.

McCullers left following Bolaski’s double after working 2 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and two runs – one earned – and walking two batters while striking out three. Left-hander Mitchell Lambson entered and escaped the jam to keep the deficit to two runs.

Right-hander Jairo Diaz pitched the top of the ninth inning and allowed a two-out infield single by River Bandits third baseman Ryan Dineen. Diaz then retired second baseman Carlos Perdomo on a one-hopper back to the mound for his second save.

The River Bandits (5-1) left 13 runners on base and were just 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position Tuesday night. The Bees (3-3) left only five runners on base and none in the first five innings against right-hander Daniel Minor, who allowed four hits but three home runs that accounted for the Bees’ first four runs. Minor did not walk a batter while striking out five in five innings of work.

Quad Cities scored first for the sixth straight game, as center fielder Teoscar Hernandez hit a leadoff double, advanced to third on a bunt single by shortstop Carlos Correa and scored on a ground ball by designated hitter Chase Davidson. Burlington took its first lead in the bottom of the second inning, when Hinkle hit a leadoff double, and center fielder Chevy Clarke took Minor deep to center field.

The 2-1 deficit was the first of the season for the River Bandits, but they quickly retook the lead in the top of the third inning, as Correa walked, Davidson doubled and first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki tied the game with a single. Catcher Roberto Peña put down a squeeze bunt to give Quad Cities a 3-2 lead against left-hander Brandon Love, who worked 4 1/3 innings, allowed four hits and three runs.

Burlington tied it in the bottom of the third inning, as shortstop Wendell Soto homered to right field. The Bees took a 4-3 lead when designated hitter Andrew Ray homered to left field leading off the bottom of the fifth. Bees right-hander Brandon Efferson kept the lead until the seventh inning, when Wierzbicki reached on an infield single, Joyce singled, and Dineen put down a squeeze to tie it, 4-4, against right-hander Joseph Krehbiel (1-0), who earned the win with 1 2/3 innings of work.

Quad Cities will play the series finale in Burlington at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.The River Bandits tandem of right-hander Mike Hauschild (0-0) and left-hander Colton Cain (0-0) will face a Bees tandem of left-hander Ryan Crowley (0-0) and right-hander Reid Scoggins (0-0).

 

UP NEXT: The 2013 home opener at Modern Woodmen Park is Thursday, April 11.Tickets for the 2013 season are now on sale! Call 563-324-3000 or visit www.riverbandits.com. It’s not too late lock in your season ticket plan for the 2013 season! Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today at 563-324-3000 to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits will make one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is scheduled to open in early June, along with two new zip lines, a carousel, a Frog Hopper, new bounce houses and many other fun attractions. The team also boasts a new major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, and fans will see last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Carlos Correa. The Astros will also make the very first selection in the major league draft this June and could have another top pick end up in the Quad Cities. With new rides, new attractions, new improvements, a new affiliate and future major league stars, this season will be one every fan will not want to miss!

 
Davenport Parks and Recreation Bus Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Manisha Paudel   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:29

Please join us on a bus tour of the City of Davenport landmarks, such as the Davenport City Hall, golf courses, parks, multi-sport and event-rental facilities. It is an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of services and programs we  offer to our Quad Cities area residents.

Tour Date : Saturday, April 20

Tour Time : 9 AM-12 NOON

Arrive at : The River's Edge (700 W River Drive, Davenport, IA)

Please RSVP by April 17, 2013.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Members and leaders of multicultural groups are highly encouraged to join. Help us serve you better!

For more info contact:

Manisha Paudel, 563-888-3107

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BANDITS AGAIN OUTLAST COUGARS FOR FOUR-GAME SWEEP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:25

Catcher Jobduan Morales has two hits; Cameron Lamb earns win after getting save Saturday

 

GENEVA, Ill. (APRIL 7, 2013) – Held to one hit through nine innings and forced into extra innings for a second straight day, the Quad Cities River Bandits broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run 13th inning on the way to a 3-1 victory and four-game road sweep of the Kane County Cougars at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

With one out in the top of the 13th, River Bandits center fielder Teoscar Hernandez drove a triple to the warning track in right-center field, giving Quad Cities (4-0) a runner at third base with less than two outs for the first time Sunday. Right-hander Eddie Orozco (0-1) then intentionally walked shortstop Carlos Correa. With designated hitter Chase Davidson at bat, the Cougars reliever threw a high pitch off the glove of catcher Willson Contreras to the backstop that allowed Hernandez to score the go-ahead run. Correa advanced to second on the pitch, reached third on Davidson’s groundout, and scored when first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki singled to center field.

Right-hander Cameron Lamb (1-0) walked the leadoff batter in the bottom of the 13th, but he induced two flyouts to center field and a popup to shortstop to end the game. After saving Saturday’s 11-inning win, Lamb entered with two outs and runners at first and second bases in the bottom of the 12th. He retired right fielder Bijan Rademacher on a flyout to left field, ending the Cougars’ best extra-inning threat.

Cougars left-hander Michael Heesch retired the first 11 River Bandits batters and did not allow a hit until two outs in the fifth inning. River Bandits catcher Jobduan Morales broke up the no-hitter and shutout with a double down the right-field line that scored left fielder Terrell Joyce, who had drawn a one-out walk.

Kane County (0-4) did not score in the first five innings against left-hander Brian Holmes, who struck out one batter and allowed just two hits. Right-hander Jordan Jankowski started the sixth inning and gave up the tying run in the seventh. Cougars first baseman Dan Vogelbach and left fielder Rock Shoulders each singled, and catcher Willson Contreras hit a sacrifice fly to score Vogelbach.

Jankowski worked 3 2/3 innings before a two-out, ninth-inning walk to Shoulders that ended his outing. Right-hander John Neely entered and allowed an infield single to Contreras before retiring the next eight hitters. Neely pitched three innings in relief and struck out three batters. He gave way to Lamb after walking two batters in the 12th inning.

The first-place River Bandits will open a three-game series at Burlington Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Left-hander Joe Bircher (0-0) and right-hander Vincent Velasquez (1-0) are scheduled to face right-hander Cam Bedrosian for the Los Angeles Angels Class-A affiliate.

Already winners of their first series of the season, the River Bandits will attempt to sweep the Cougars at 1 p.m. Sunday, when left-hander Brian Holmes and right-hander Jordan Jankowski are scheduled to pitch against Kane County left-hander Michael Heesch.

Sunday’s victory also means The Captain's Table at 4801 River Drive in Moline will offer The Captain's Table Victory Discount on Tuesday, April 9. Anyone who mentions the River Bandits victory can receive a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two lunches or dinners with beverages on Tuesday, April 9.

 

UP NEXT: The 2013 home opener at Modern Woodmen Park is Thursday, April 11.Tickets for the 2013 season are now on sale! Call 563-324-3000 or visit www.riverbandits.com. It’s not too late lock in your season ticket plan for the 2013 season! Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today at 563-324-3000 to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 
CORREA’S BIG DAY HELPS BANDITS ESCAPE COUGARS IN EXTRAS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:11

Catcher Roberto Peña adds three hits and a home run to extend hot streak in opening series

 

GENEVA, Ill. (APRIL 6, 2013) – Quad Cities River Bandits shortstop Carlos Correa hit his first Midwest League home run in a 4-for-7, five-RBI day that left him a triple shy of the cycle, and his team rallied for three 11th-inning runs to break a 10-10 tie in a 13-10 victory Saturday afternoon at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

Correa’s two-run home run to left field in the second inning off Jose Arias capped a six-run second inning that gave Quad Cities (3-0) a 7-0 lead. But the Cougars rallied to tie the game, 10-10, in the bottom of the ninth with three runs against Gerardo Sanchez (1-0). After a two-out RBI infield single by catcher Willson Contreras, Cougars right fielder Oliver Zapata hit a game-tying two run triple. But Sanchez stranded Zapata at third by retiring center fielder Trey Martin on a groundout.

The River Bandits’ rally in the 11th inning started against right-hander Stephen Perakslis (0-1) when he issued a one-out walk to catcher Roberto Peña. After a 3-for-4 day with three runs scored and his first home run in the seventh inning, Peña came out for pinch runner Jordan Scott. With designated Ryan Dineen at the plate, Scott stole second, and when Dineen lined a single to center field, Scott came into score the go-ahead run. The RBI single capped a 3-for-6, two-run, two-RBI day for Dineen in his first Midwest League game.

With Dineen running from first base in the next at-bat, River Bandits second baseman Carlos Perdomo lined a single – his second hit of the game – to left-center field, and both runners advanced when Dineen forced a throw to third base. Center fielder Teoscar Hernandez – already 3-for-5 in the game – hit a sacrifice fly to center field to bring in Dineen. After Perdomo stole third base, Correa beat out an infield single to drive in Perdomo. Correa later stole second base – the third for the River Bandits in the inning and fourth in the game.

In the bottom of the 11th, right-hander Cameron Lamb, added to the roster before the game, entered as the fifth Quad Cities pitcher. He allowed a leadoff single by designated hitter Rock Shoulders for the 19th and final Cougars hit before getting three outs for the save.

The River Bandits amassed 17 hits but also committed their first three errors of the season. Kane County (0-3) committed one error and out-hit Quad Cities for a second straight game. Shoulders went 4-for-6 with two RBI, while Zapata was 3-for-6 with a two-run home run and five RBI. Contreras and first baseman Dan Vogelbach each had three hits, a double and an RBI. Seven Cougars had multi-hit games.

Before the Cougars’ ninth-inning rally, River Bandits left-hander Colton Cain was in line for the win after allowing three earned runs on seven hits and leaving with an 8-3 lead after five innings. Right-hander Mike Hauschild allowed four runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings, and left-hander Mitchell Lambson followed him with 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.

Already winners of their first series of the season, the River Bandits will attempt to sweep the Cougars at 1 p.m. Sunday, when left-hander Brian Holmes and right-hander Jordan Jankowski are scheduled to pitch against Kane County left-hander Michael Heesch.

Saturday’s victory also means The Captain's Table at 4801 River Drive in Moline will offer The Captain's Table Victory Discount on Sunday, April 7. Anyone who mentions the River Bandits victory can receive a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two lunches or dinners with beverages on Sunday, April 7.

 

UP NEXT: The 2013 home opener at Modern Woodmen Park is Thursday, April 11.Tickets for the 2013 season are now on sale! Call 563-324-3000 or visit www.riverbandits.com. It’s not too late lock in your season ticket plan for the 2013 season! Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today at 563-324-3000 to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits will make one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is scheduled to open in early June, along with two new zip lines, a carousel, a Frog Hopper, new bounce houses and many other fun attractions. The team also boasts a new major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, and fans will see last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Carlos Correa. The Astros will also make the very first selection in the major league draft this June and could have another top pick end up in the Quad Cities. With new rides, new attractions, new improvements, a new affiliate and future major league stars, this season will be one every fan will not want to miss!

 
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