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SNAPPERS GIVE BANDITS ANOTHER TOUGH LOSS, 3-2 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:33
Beloit scores winning runs in ninth inning for second straight day against Quad Cities

DAVENPORT, Iowa (MAY 19, 2013) – The Beloit Snappers scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning for a second straight game against the Quad Cities River Bandits in front of 2,961 at Modern Woodmen Park, as the visitors broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single by second baseman Christopher Bostick on the way to a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon.

In a game that included several tense moments in the late innings and the return of Moline High School graduate Dakota Bacus to pitch against Quad Cities, the River Bandits out-hit the Snappers, 10-8, but could not overcome four errors. Quad Cities (23-19) dropped a third straight game to Beloit (24-18) and fell one game behind the Snappers for second place in the Midwest League Western Division.

Beloit took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on Bostick's RBI single to bring in catcher Nick Rickles for the only run against River Bandits right-hander Daniel Minor, who scattered five hits and one walk while striking out two batters through the first four innings. Quad Cities gave Minor a no-decision by tying the score in the fifth inning, as catcher Jobduan Morales drew a one-out walk, advanced to third base on a double by second baseman Austin Elkins and scored on an infield grounder by center fielder Teoscar Hernandez. Snappers right-hander Austin House allowed five hits, an earned run and three walks, while striking out two and benefitting from four double plays.

Right-hander Lance McCullers (0-4) started the sixth inning for the River Bandits, while Bacus (4-1) did the same for the Snappers. Each allowed one hit while working two scoreless frames in the sixth and seventh innings, and each worked himself in and out of trouble in the eighth inning.

McCullers walked Bostick to lead off the eighth and then moved the runner to second on a wild pickoff throw. When McCullers failed to cleanly field a bunt by designated hitter Bruce Maxwell, the Snappers had runners at first and third base with no outs. But McCullers got third baseman Renato Nunez on a popup before consecutive strikeouts of first baseman Matt Olson and right fielder John Wooten.

Bacus allowed consecutive singles by River Bandits shortstop Carlos Correa, who extended his 10-game hitting streak, and first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki. Bacus then retired left fielder Terrell Joyce on a flyout to left field, but a wild pitch moved Correa to third base. Correa tried to score on third baseman Rio Ruiz's high chopper to Olson at first base but the throw got Correa for the second out, and designated hitter Brian Blasik struck out swinging to end the inning.

In the Snappers' ninth inning, left fielder Ryan Mathews and center fielder Brett Vertigan drew back-to-back two-out walks against McCullers before Bostick's single, which right fielder Ariel Ovando misplayed, allowing Mathews and Vertigan to score. Trailing 3-1, Quad Cities rallied with a two-out walk by Elkins and consecutive singles by Hernandez and Correa to score one run. After Correa stole second base to put the tying and winning runs in scoring position, Bacus struck out Wierzbicki to seal Beloit's 3-2 victory.

The River Bandits will try to avoid being swept for the first time this season at 11 a.m. Monday, when a tandem of right-hander Mike Hauschild (2-0) and left-hander Colton Cain (1-4) faces Beloit right-hander Raul Alcantara (5-1).

UP NEXT: The final Book Buddies day at the ballpark is Monday, which is presented by 97X. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 
More fun from Davenport Parks & Recreation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:49
Spash Bash! 
Water Family Fun Night -kids in pool Friday, May 24, 6pm to 8pm

Kick off the summer with the Splash Bash! Enjoy half price admission to Annie Wittenmyer Family Aquatic Center. Water games will be played and door prizes will be given away! Parks and Recreation instructors and camp counselors will be offering a sample of our summer programs. Come enjoy a night of family water fun!

 

Annie Wittenmyer Aquatic Center

2828 Eastern Avenue, Davenport

 

 

Hershey Track & Field

Saturday, May 18
9am - 11am
Bettendorf High School
Hershey's Track & Field Program was created to provide fun learning experiences for children 9 to 14 years old. This event is FREE to the youth participants. Thanks to sponsorships that support youth physical fitness! Join us as we help kids discover their potential, make new friends, and gain newfound self confidence. Every child is a winner with the Hershey's Track & Field Games!
Tennis Block Party
Saturday, May 18
9am - 1pm
West High School
Let's make some "Racquet" for the 11th annual Tennis Block Party. Come join the neighborhood and have fun playing and learning the sport of tennis. This grand event is brought to you in partnership by Davenport Parks and Recreation, United Neighbors, Davenports Schools, BI-State and Missouri Valley bring you this community event. The event will be held on the West High School courts. Event will move indoors in case of rain

 
Vander Veer Summer Theme: Candy Land ! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:44

 Candy Land

Grand Opening
Tuesday, May 28
1:30pm

This summer follow the rainbow path to find King Kandy and all his friends at Vander Veer Botanical Park! Begin at the Park Store and locate the characters using our backpacks. Discover plants with candy names and all the colors of the rainbow. Beware of Lord Licorice who wll try to distract you from your mission with the lagoon creatures! Find King Kandy and return to the park store for a surprise.  The Adventure is all yours!  Sign up for our Candy Land programs:

"Minty Concoctions"

Vander Veer Logo

"Gooey and Good"

"The Sweet Secrets of Modern Flavorings"

 

Theme available Memorial Day - Labor Day

 

Conservatory Store hours:

Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:oopm. Closed on Monday.

 

Vander Veer Conservatory Friends of Vander Veer

214 W Central Park Ave

Davenport IA

563-326-7818

 
RIVER BANDITS TAKE TIGHT FINALE AT WISCONSIN PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:41
Hauschild and Neely combine for 4 2/3 shutout innings to finish rubber match of awkward plays

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (MAY 16, 2013) – The Quad Cities River Bandits only had a three-run fifth inning for their offensive output at Wisconsin Thursday afternoon, but left-hander Colton Cain, right-hander Mike Hauschild and right-hander John Neely combined to keep the home team to a single run in a 3-1 win in the deciding game of a three-game series at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

In a game with five errors, two unconventional double plays and other assorted oddities, the starting pitchers – Cain for Quad Cities and right-hander Austin Blaski (2-1) for Wisconsin began by matching each other with four scoreless innings. Quad Cities loaded the bases in the fourth inning on a walk, single and Blaski's first of two errors on bunt attempts. With the bases loaded and no outs, catcher Roberto Pena grounded to shortstop Orlando Arcia, who tagged out baserunner Jesse Wierzbicki going from second to third, and then tagged Miles Hamblin, who had only gone a short distance from third base. Quad Cities right fielder Ariel Ovando struck out swinging to end the inning still in a scoreless tie. The River Bandits (23-16) had their first quirky defensive play in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Timber Rattlers second baseman Chris McFarland grounded to second baseman Austin Elkins, who misfired over the head of Wierzbicki at first base, but Pena grabbed the carom from the first-base dugout screen and fired to Wierzbicki, who tagged out McFarland after he had turned toward second base.

In the fifth inning, Elkins drew a leadoff walk and moved to second base on a single by left fielder Jordan Scott. When center fielder Teoscar Hernandez put a bunt to the third-base side of the pitcher's mound, Blaski fielded the ball and threw it past third baseman Jose Sermo, which allowed Elkins to score and each runner to advance two bases. Shortstop Carlos Correa brought in Scott with a groundout, and Hamblin singled home Hernandez for a 3-0 advantage. Wisconsin answered in the fifth inning when Arcia hit a leadoff single against Cain, and left fielder Tyrone Taylor hit an RBI double to left-center field. After Cain retired right fielder Michael Reed on a groundout, manager Omar Lopez brought in Hauschild – the first second starter of a tandem to enter in the middle of an inning this season. Center fielder Mitch Haniger singled to put runners at first and third base before Hauschild induced an inning-ending double play, keeping it 3-1. Hauschild also escaped a second-and-third, one-out jam in the seventh by getting Reed to line out and Haniger to fly out.

Each team made the final out of its ninth inning by catching a baserunner going past third base. Right-hander Jono Armold induced a one-out ground ball by Hernandez that led to a force out at second, a late throw to first and a throw to get Ovando rounding third. Neely allowed two walks in the bottom half, before Haniger to hit a two-out grounder that caromed off third baseman Ryan Dineen into shallow left field, where Correa stopped it and threw to Dineen, who ran down Arcia and threw to Pena for the final out as Arcia left the basepath.

Thursday's victory also means The Captain's Table at 4801 River Drive in Moline will offer The Captain's Table Victory Discount on Friday, May 17. 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 Friday, May 17. The River Bandits begin a four-game series with Beloit at 7 p.m. Friday, when Quad Cities left-hander Brian Holmes (3-2) and right-hander Jordan Jankowski (2-0) will face Snappers right-hander Seth Streich (3-2).

UP NEXT: The River Bandits begin their next home stand Friday, May 17, with Petrolpalooza Night – when berm tickets are 10 cents lower than the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline at BP, and bleacher tickets are 10 cents below the price of a premium unleaded gallon. Friday will also feature a Fireworks show presented by Eastern Iowa Toyota Dealers, WLLR and WQAD. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 
RIVER BANDITS RALLY PAST TIMBER RATTLERS, 9-4 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 20 May 2013 13:32

Teoscar Hernandez goes 4-for-5 with three runs as Quad Cities pounds out 14 hits in comeback win

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (MAY 15, 2013) – One night after losing a three-run lead to Wisconsin, the Quad Cities River Bandits fell behind, 4-1, after four innings but used four-run frames in the fifth and sixth innings, along with 14 hits, to overcome the Timber Rattlers for a 9-4 road win at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

The first four spots in the Quad Cities order went a combined 10-for-16 with five runs and six RBIs. Center fielder Teoscar Hernandez went 4-for-5 with a game-high three runs scored. Shortstop Carlos Correa extended his hitting streak to six games with a 3-for-5 night, including a double, two runs and two RBIs. Designated hitter Miles Hamblin went 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs, and three walks.

Hernandez started the offense by leading off the game with a single against right-hander Leonard Lorenzo. Two batters later, Hamblin hit a liner past first baseman Adam Giacalone into the right-field corner to bring in Hernandez. Quad Cities right-hander Lance McCullers worked a scoreless bottom of the first inning but was removed from the game with hip tightness.

Left-hander Mitchell Lambson started the bottom of the second inning and worked two scoreless frames before alowing the first five Wisconsin batters to reach base in the fourth on a walk, an error by shortstop Carlos Correa, a walk and consecutive RBI singles by third baseman Alfredo Rodriguez and catcher Brent Dean. Right-hander Michael Dimock (5-0) came on to allow two inherited runners to score before ending the inning with back-to-back strikeouts and a 4-1 deficit.

Quad Cities (22-16) responded quickly against Lorenzo in the top of the fifth, as catcher Roberto Pena drew a leadoff walk in front of four consecutive singles by left fielder Jordan Scott, Hernandez, Correa and Hamblin – with each of the last three bringing in runs for a 4-4 tie. Correa scored on a ground-ball double play by first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki against right-hander Taylor Mangum (1-3).

Dimock allowed a double, walk and hit batter to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth before striking out shortstop Orlando Arcia to preserve the one-run lead. The River Bandits added four runs against right-hander Damien Magnifico in the sixth, as second baseman Brian Blasik drew a leadoff walk and in one play stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error by catcher Brent Dean. Pena doubled and scored on a wild pitch, and Hernandez singled and scored on a double by Correa, who scored on Wierzbicki's RBI single for a 9-4 advantage.

Right-hander Daniel Minor made the lead stand, allowing three hits in four shutout innings for his first professional save.

The River Bandits and Timber Rattlers (18-18) play the rubber match of their series at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, when Quad Cities left-hander Colton Cain (1-4) and right-hander Mike Hauschild (1-0) face Wisconsin right-handers Austin Blaski (2-0).

UP NEXT: The River Bandits begin their next home stand Friday, May 17, with Petrolpalooza Night – when berm tickets are 10 cents lower than the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline at BP, and bleacher tickets are 10 cents below the price of a premium unleaded gallon. Friday will also feature a Fireworks show presented by Eastern Iowa Toyota Dealers, WLLR and WQAD. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

 
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