Result: The South Bend Silver Hawks rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Quad Cities River Bandits, 4-3, to win their sixth straight Class A Midwest League contest.
How it happened: South Bend turned five hits into four runs in three innings to erase the early deficit and won despite being out-hit 12-8.
On the mound: Daniel Minor pitched five innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs while striking out five. Lance McCullers (0-3) gave up three hits, two runs (one earned) in three innings to suffer the loss.
At the plate: QC (15-9) built a lead with single runs in the first, second and fourth innings against Silver Hawks left-hander Daniel Watts (4-0). The Bandits turned two hits – Joe Sclafani single and Austin Elkins double – and Jesse Wierzbicki's sacrifice fly into a first-inning run. Doubles by Roberto Pena and Terrell Joyce led to a second-inning run. In the fourth, Pena and Joyce singled with Pena scoring on Teoscar Hernandez's two-out infield single. QC had another runner tagged out at the plate on the Hernandez single. Sclafani, Pena and Joyce each had two hits.
Worth noting: QC had runners on base in seven of its at-bats, but hit into one double play and had one runner out at the plate. The Bandits left six on base, going 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
Up next: The River Bandits continue their series in South Bend at 6:05 p.m. today at Coveleski Stadium.
Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.