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RIVER BANDITS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH PEORIA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 30 June 2014 14:33

Peoria’s Katz homers in both games as Bandits win 11-3 before falling 4-2 in finale

PEORIA, Ill. (June 29, 2014) – The Quad Cities River Bandits exploded in an 11-3 win in Sunday’s first game of a doubleheader before falling flat in a 4-2 loss to the Peoria Chiefs in the finale at Dozer Park. Mason Katz drilled a solo home run in each contest for the Chiefs.

James Ramsay led off game one with a single off Peoria (7-3 second half, 44-35 overall) starter Luis Perdomo and stole second before Marc Wik walked. Perdomo struck out Brett Phillips and got Chase McDonald to bounce into a 1-3 fielder’s choice, but then Jon Kemmer laced a double down the left field line to score both runners and put Quad Cities (5-5 second half, 40-39 overall) on the board at 2-0. Perdomo (0-1), who allowed six runs, five earned on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts in 4.2 innings, issued a walk to Tyler White and yielded a single to Ronnie Mitchell to bring in Kemmer. Brett Booth then ripped a single to left to plate White to make it 4-0 just before Mitchell was thrown out trying to go to third to end the inning.

Already up 5-1, Quad Cities was able to add to their lead in the fifth. With one out and a runner on second, Kemmer greeted Peoria reliever Robert Stock with a single to score Phillips. After White singled, Mitchell did the same to bring in Kemmer before Booth added another base hit to score White and make it 8-1. Kemmer went 2-for-4 with a career-high three RBIs, one of six Bandits to have multiple hits. White, Mitchell and Booth each finished 2-for-4 while driving in two. Every Quad Cities player in the lineup contributed at least one hit.

Chris Lee (3-5) earned the victory, allowing only a run on three hits without walking a batter in five innings. He struck out four before yielding to Houston Astros right-hander Anthony Bass, who allowed two unearned runs in two innings on two hits with three punchouts.

In game two, the River Bandits once again struck first, using a Jake Rodriguez single in the second off of Peoria starter Kevin Herget to take a 1-0 lead. With the score the same in the fourth, McDonald rocketed a line drive over the wall in left-center for his fifth home run of the season to give Quad Cities the 2-0 advantage.

Katz homered with one out in the bottom half of the fourth to cut the Quad Cities lead in half. The shot was the second baseman’s 14th of the year, which ties him at the top of the Midwest League with South Bend’s Daniel Palka.

In the fifth, Quad Cities starter Andrew Thurman gave up a leadoff double to Richy Pedroza, who advanced to third on a wild pitch. With the infield in, Thurman (4-5), who surrendered three runs on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts, got Michael Schulze to groundout to second to keep Pedroza at bay. However, the right-hander walked Vaughn Bryan, who stole second and forced the infield to come back. C.J. McElroy, Jr. then hit a groundball to second, which allowed Pedroza to come home to tie the game on the out. Bryan came home when Justin Ringo lined a base hit to center to give the Chiefs the lead they would not relinquish.

Jhnonny Peralta (2-0) earned the win for Peoria in relief, retiring nine of the 11 men he faced. He struck out three, walked one and allowed one hit.

From the third inning on, Kemmer, who was 2-for-2 with a walk in game two, was the only Bandit to reach second base. However, Herget picked him off to end the fourth.

The rubber game of the five-game series comes tomorrow with the River Bandits scheduled to start Jandel Gustave (5-3, 3.94 ERA) against Peoria’s Rob Kaminsky (3-1, 1.47).

UP NEXT: Back-to-back fireworks nights kick of the Fourth of July weekend at Modern Woodmen Park. The ballpark will open Thursday, July 3, for the annual Red, White and Boom Fireworks, and the River Bandits will have Fourth of July Fireworks presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WLLR and WQAD following the 7 p.m. game on Friday, July 4. Game tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com. To order any of the River Bandits 2014 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.

 
PHOTO SQUARES ON SALE FOR AUTISM AWARENESS JERSEYS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Monday, 30 June 2014 09:18
River Bandits will wear specialty jerseys for third annual photo jersey auction Friday, Aug. 8
DAVENPORT, Iowa. (June 27, 2014) – The Quad Cities River Bandits are again offering fans the chance to put their photographs in small squares in the team's jersey numbers for the annual photo jersey auction on Autism Awareness Night presented by KWQC on Aug. 8 at Modern Woodmen Park. All of the proceeds of the square purchases and jersey auction will benefit the Quad Cities Autism Center Inc.
At $25 per square, fans can purchase a space in the River Bandits' jersey numbers to feature a photograph of themselves, a family member or friend, or a picture chosen by the Quad Cities Autism Center. A limited number of squares are available, and each square comes with a certificate of purchase. Each square is guaranteed to be on at least one jersey, and the maximum individual order is five squares.
In 2012, the River Bandits became the first U.S. professional sports team to hold a photo jersey auction for charity, and the team's second annual event was recognized last season with the annual Golden Bobblehead Award for the Best Charity Promotion or Event in Minor League Baseball.
"We are thrilled to partner again with the Quad Cities Autism Center to give River Bandits fans another incredible opportunity to be part of a nationally-recognized promotion and help fight autism right here in the Quad Cities," said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. "The Quad Cities community has shown generous and enthusiastic support for the photo jersey auction and has demonstrated its determination to help fight autism, and we are excited for another memorable event at Modern Woodmen Park!"
In 2013, the River Bandits' Autism Awareness Night raised more than $12,000. The promotion was selected in September 2013 among nearly 200 nominations as a finalist in its promotional category. It was later selected as the 2013 Golden Bobblehead Award winner for Best Charity Promotion or Event at Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar in Louisville, Ky., last September.
Fans can order the photo squares by completing the form at www.riverbandits.com, calling 563-324-3000 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
UP NEXT: The River Bandits return home for the Fourth of July weekend, beginning with a 7 p.m. game Friday, July 4, to be followed by Fourth of July Fireworks presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WLLR and WQAD. Game tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com. To order any of the River Bandits 2014 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.

 
Iowa State Fair Ticket Office Opens July 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Monday, 30 June 2014 08:45

Print at Home Tickets Offer Convenience

DES MOINES, IA (06/30/2014)(readMedia)-- "Nothing Compares" to affordable family entertainment at the Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. For Fairgoers planning ahead, the State Fair Ticket Office will open Monday, July 7, to offer discounted tickets on admission, rides and more.

The State Fair Ticket Office, located in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds, will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to Noon Saturdays beginning July 7. Online orders placed after Sunday, July 27, will not be mailed but will be held at will call. Walk-up orders will be available until August 6. Cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted. All offers good while supplies last.

Advance Admission

Save nearly 30 percent off gate admission with advance admission tickets, on sale through August 6, while supplies last. Adult admission tickets are just $8 in advance (ages 12 and older; regularly $11), and children's admission tickets are only $4 in advance (ages 6-11; regularly $5). Fairgoers can print advance admission tickets at home when purchasing them online at iowastatefair.org. This fee-free option is easy and convenient. Tickets may also be purchased at participating Hy-Vee and Hy-Vee Drugstores and Fareway Stores. Tickets are good any one Fair day. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free every day.

Fairgoers can enjoy an even bigger benefit when buying early: advance admission tickets have a coupon for a free small Potato Olé® at participating Iowa-area Taco John's. Coupon expires 9/30/14. See store for details.

Fair Play Packs

These value-packed kits, including special deals on admission, food and select rides, are perfect for employee incentives or Fair-loving families! Fair Play Packs are available at the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Visit iowastatefair.org for details. Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last.

Punch Cards

Buy a convenient Punch Card with 11 days of adult Fair admission for just $88. Each punch is good for one admission to the Fair. Cards may be used by individuals or families. Punch Cards may only be purchased through the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last.

Zipline Tickets

Buy two Zipline tickets for $10 and save $4. Riders must weigh between 50 and 250 lbs. Available at the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last. Beginning August 7, Zipline rides are $7 each or two for $12.

Midway Savings

Save on the Midway with a Midway Pack, a set of five Midway ride tickets for only $14. Each ticket is good for one ride. Available at the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Midway Mega Passes, good for unlimited rides any one Fair day, are also available. Visit iowastatefair.org for details. Fair admission must be purchased separately. Must be purchased by August 6. Available while supplies last.

Food Tickets

Buy a set of five $1 food tickets good for food or beverage purchases at any Fairgrounds concession, excluding the Midway. Cost is $5 per set, and they may be purchased through the State Fair Ticket Office, beginning July 7, or online at iowastatefair.org (a five percent processing fee applies). Available while supplies last.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print at home ticket option at iowastatefair.org. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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CLINTON PUMMELS RIVER BANDITS 12-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Kornberg   
Friday, 27 June 2014 14:20

Feliz struggles as Quad Cities can’t complete sweep

CLINTON, Iowa (June 26, 2014) – Clinton starter Lars Huijer limited the River Bandits to two hits in six shutout innings and the LumberKings pounded out 14 hits Thursday in a 12-3 thrashing of Quad Cities at Ashford University Field.

The LumberKings led 3-0 in the fourth with one out when Michael Feliz walked Lonnie Kauppila. Zach Shank then beat out a bunt single down the third base line, and another infield hit, this one to first courtesty of Aaron Barbosa, who went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the game and 9-for-13 in the series, loaded the bases. Feliz proceeded to walk Jack Reinheimer to bring in the fourth Clinton run of the game. The River Bandits then turned to Chris Cotton, whose first pitch to Chantz Mack was laced off the right field wall to score two more runs, both charged to Feliz (3-2). The right-hander surrendered a career-high six runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

Clinton really broke the game open in the seventh inning of an 8-0 contest against Quad Cities reliever Andrew Walter. Isaiah Yates, who scored three runs in his Midwest League debut, walked and then moved to second on a wild pitch. On Martin Peguero’s single to center, Yates scored to give Clinton a 9-0 advantage. Peguero wound up 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Walter plunked Kauppila with a pitch and then served up a three-run home run to Shank, who drove in four in a 3-for-4 day, to put the LumberKings up a dozen.

Huijer (4-5) recorded just one strikeout, but got Quad Cities to hit into 14 groundouts to earn the win. He walked five.

Anthony Bass worked a perfect sixth inning with two strikeouts in his second rehab outing with Quad Cities.

Quad Cities broke up the shutout when James Ramsay scored on Clinton reliever Dylan De Meyer’s wild pitch in the eighth. Tyler White, who was 2-for-3, had an RBI single in the inning and Ronnie Mitchell lifted a sacrifice fly to put three Bandits runs across in the frame.

The LumberKings extended their 1-0 first inning lead in their very next at-bat. After a one-out Yates double, Peguero struck out but then Kauppila singled home Yates. Shank’s single moved Kauppila to second before Barbosa’s base hit scored the Clinton second baseman to make it 3-0.

The River Bandits will begin a five-game, four-day series at Peoria tomorrow with Edison Frias (4-3, 6.09 ERA) on the mound against the Chiefs’ Chase Brookshire (2-3, 5.06).

UP NEXT: Back-to-back fireworks nights kick of the Fourth of July weekend at Modern Woodmen Park. The ballpark will open Thursday, July 3, for the annual Red, White and Boom Fireworks, and the River Bandits will have Fourth of July Fireworks presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WLLR and WQAD following the 7 p.m. game on Friday, July 4. Game tickets are available at www.riverbandits.com. To order any of the River Bandits 2014 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.

 
FOOTGOLF AT RED HAWK GOLF AND LEARNING CENTER PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks and Recreation   
Friday, 27 June 2014 11:22

Davenport Parks & Recreation is announcing that FootGolf is now available at Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center.  Players of both Soccer and Golf will get a kick out of Iowa's first and only American FootGolf League's accredited course, while also spending time in fresh air on a well-manicured course.

On Saturday June 21st, Davenport Parks & Recreation entertained 137 participants to an inaugural FootGolf Event. The majority of participants indicated this was their first visit to a Davenport Golf Course. We hope this activity adds to the many recreational opportunities for the Davenport and surrounding community.

Traditional golf play is not affected, impeded or limited on a daily basis. The two activities are arranged to play simultaneously throughout the regular business day.  Monthly Social Events and weekly specials will be offered soon.  For tee time information, contact the Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center. Davenport Parks and Recreation hopes to see you on the course.

Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center

Davenport, Iowa 52806

6364 Northwest Blvd

563-386-0348

 

FootGolf Rates:

FootGolf (18 holes)   $10

Riding Cart Rental (optional)  $6

Rental Soccer Ball (optional)   $2

 
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