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 Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch. 1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department. 1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.