Bandits fall in season finale

Posted Online: Sept. 01, 2014, 9:10 pm
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By Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com
Result: The Quad Cities River Bandits lost their regular season finale, 8-5, on the road against the Burlington Bees. The Bandits finished their 2014 season with a 70-69 record.

How it happened: The Bandits got off to a good start, getting a 2-0 lead on a pair of Marc Wik RBIs on a double, but the Bees answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. It remained close throughout — the Bandits tying the game in the third and never trailing by more than two until Burlington came up with a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth.

On the mound: Michael Feliz (8-6) pitched the the finale for the Bandits but was rocked for 12 hits in five innings. He gave up five runs, four of them earned, to get saddled with the loss. He struck out six and didn't walk a batter.

At the plate: J.D. Davis and Dayne Parker each homered. Ryan Bottger went 3-for-5 and Bobby Boyd and Davis had two hits apiece.

Worth noting: Davis finished with a .303 average. Shortstop Thomas Lindauer, a Moline graduate, went 0-for-4 to finish the season with a .183 average. ... It was the second straight year that the Bandits finished with a winning campaign.

Up next: The 2015 season.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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