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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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