Exhibition Game CancelledApril 5, 2009 - Midwest League (MWL) Quad Cities River Bandits
Morning rain and sleet led to poor field conditions, and with an afternoon forecast for snow added to the mix the game was called due to weather. The game will not be made up as the Springfield team heads to Missouri to prepare for their Texas League opener on Thursday.
The River Bandits will take the day off on Monday before having their first practice at Modern Woodmen Park on Tuesday at approximately 3:00 p.m. All media are welcome to attend the practice and interact with the players and coaches upon its conclusion.
UP NEXT: The River Bandits will open the 2009 regular season on the road against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday. The Modern Woodmen Park home-opener against the Beloit Snappers will take place on Monday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m. and will feature a magnet schedule giveaway for the first 2,000 fans. That marks the start of a seven-game homestand in which the River Bandits will be at home from April 13-18. On Tuesday, April 21, the park will play host to NCAA Division I baseball for the first time with a match-up between the University of Iowa and Western Illinois.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: Under new ownership and management in 2008, the Quad Cities River Bandits topped 207,000 fans for only the sixth time in team history and the first time in 12 years. Having recently completed one of the most successful seasons in the history of the franchise - and with a renewed dedication to fans, sponsors and the Quad Cities community - the return of the River Bandits has brought a resurgence of support for the team. BanditWear, season tickets and mini-plans, and individual game tickets are on sale for the 2009 season by calling (563) 3-BANDIT or heading to www.RiverBandits.com. But hurry - good seats are going fast!
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