Bandits rained out; will play 2 today

Posted Online: April 12, 2014, 8:17 pm
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MIDLAND, Mich. – The Quad Cities River Bandits received an unexpected day off Saturday thanks to Mother Nature. The Bandits' evening Class A Midwest League game vs. the hosting Great Lakes Loons was postponed due to rain.

The two teams are scheduled to make up the game as part of a twinbill – two seven-inning games – this morning, starting at 11:05 Central. Quad Cities (4-4) is scheduled to go with right-hander Andrew Thurman (0-1) against Great Lakes right-hander Luis Chirinos (1-0). In Game 2, River Bandits left-hander Chris Lee (0-0) is scheduled to face Loons right-hander Greg Harris (1-0).

Today's game ends QC's road trip. The Bandits are scheduled to host the West Michigan Whitecaps Monday at 7 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park on Markdown Monday presented by 97X. Fans can purchase $2 bleacher and berm tickets, as well as $2 beer, soda, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn at nachos.


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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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