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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.