Midwest League

The Midwest League championship series begins Wednesday night. Fort Wayne will host the Quad Cities River Bandits in game one of the best-of-five series.

The Midwest League will end its regular season this weekend, and prepare for the playoffs that begin next week. The Quad Cities River Bandits have qualified for the postseason, but not the Clinton Lumber Kings.

Quad Cities River Bandits

An entirely new field staff will lead the Quad Cities River Bandits this year. 

River Bandits Ready

Apr 6, 2016
WVIK Staff

Thursday the Quad Cities River Bandits will open the new season. Members of the Class A minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros arrived in Davenport on Sunday and the team held its annual media day Wednesday.

The Other New Team at Modern Woodmen Park

Mar 29, 2016
WVIK Staff

When the new minor league baseball season opens next week, there will be two new teams at Modern Woodmen Park, one on the field, and one in the office. Tuesday, the Quad Cities River Bandits introduced nine  new staff members.

Bandits Season Wrapup

Sep 18, 2015
Quad City Times

On and off the field the Quad Cities River Bandits just completed a stellar season.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Steve Batterson, veteran sports reporter for the Quad City Times.

Midwest Week can also be heard on WVIK on Fridays at 6:50 pm during All Things Considered.

WVIK Staff

A sure sign of spring has made its annual return to the Quad Cities. On Sunday, the River Bandits baseball team arrived at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, and began preparing for the new season of the Midwest League that begins on Thursday.

This week on Midwest Week, a look back at the just-completed season of the Quad Cities River Bandits - on and off the field.Herb Trix's guest is Steve Batterson, sports writer for the Quad City Times.

The Quad Cities River Bandits set a record this season. Following the final home games of the regular season over the weekend, attendance per game surpassed the previous record by about 400.

  As the final weekend of the season begins, the Quad Cities River Bandits still have a chance to make the playoffs. They have five games left, two at home and three on the road. Spokesman Marco LaNave says the River Bandits are two games behind Wisconsin and tied with Peoria for the final spot in the Midwest League Western Division Playoffs. The magic number for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers is "three." The River Bandits will host Clinton tonight (thurs), and then host the Lumber Kings again Friday night for the final home game of the season.