Bandits move win streak to 6

Posted Online: May 12, 2014, 10:23 pm
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Result: The Quad Cities River Bandits rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Monday night in Class A Midwest League action at Fox Cities Stadium. With their sixth straight victory, the Bandits clawed back to the .500 mark with an 18-18 record.

How it happened: QC blew a 3-1 lead but came back to plate an unearned run in the top of the seventh. Chan Moon reached on an error, moved to third on Jack Mayfield's single to center and scored on Conrad Gregor's sacrifice fly.

On the mound: Jandel Gustav (2-2), the third QC pitcher, closed out the game with four innings of shutout ball to get the victory. He allowed only two hits and struck out four without issuing a walk. He followed Michael Feliz and Patrick Christensen to the bump.

At the plate: QC pounded out nine hits in the win, led by Mayfield's 3-for-4 effort with a run and RBI. Gregor (three RBIs) and DH Brian Holberton were both 2-for-4.

Worth noting: Moline High School graduate Thomas Lindauer did not play in the game. … The Bandits made a roster move on Monday with Edison Frias transferred from extended spring training to the River Bandits active roster and Albert Minnis being sent back to Florida and extended spring training.

Up next: Game 2 of the three-game series is scheduled for tonight, slated for a 6:35 p.m. start at Fox Cities Stadium.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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