Chicago River Bandits Baseball Club: Welcome
The River Bandits have two teams in the Midwest Suburban League. Each team plays in separate divisions, with a separate 15-18 man roster. The league starts games in April and goes through September, strictly weekend games.
Former college players, along with ex-Minor League players would be interested in the 25+ River Bandits . Play 25 games from late April through early August. Wood Bat only. Looking for all positions.
If your interested in being added to our e-mail list, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your Name, Age, experience and positions that you play.
The MSL River Bandits were represnted by six players at the 2018 All-Star Game. The game took place at Schaumburg Boomer Stadium in Schaumburg, IL on Saturday, July 7th.
The River Bandits represented the North Division of the Central League taking on the South Division. River Bandits all-star represntatives included Matt Bronstein, Brad Anderson, Jared Anderson, Dylan Powell, Tristan Hunt and Joe Ona.
Home field advantage was on the line during this contest.The North Divison fell short of victory against the South Division. The South Divison will now secure home field advantage during the championship series this Fall.
Monday, June 11
|Manager Joe Ona exchanging line up cards with Bucs Manager Luis Berrios|
On Sunday, the MSL River Bandits looked to extend their winning streak to a season high three games as they take on the Bucs who come in with a 4 game winning streak.
On the mound for the River Bandits was tough lefty Rob Lowe, making his 2nd start of the season. Lowe had some control issues as he gave up 5 runs in 6 innings of work.
The offense continues to get quality at bats, working deep into counts, and as a result more runners on base. Eddy Gnadt had a season high 3 HBPs, adding to his lead in that category.
The game was finally put away as Alan Cardington stepped up to the plate in the 8th inning. He launched a liner over the centerfielder for the Bandits 1st inside the park home run of the year and 2nd home run over all.
The Bandits come away with the 16-6 victory, their 3rd win in a row and propelled into first place in the Central North Division. The MSL River Bandits take on the Wraiths on Sunday at Wing Park.
|Brad Anderson finished with 5 RBIs against The Devils|
The CNSBL River Bandits took on the Devils under the lights on Friday Night. Unlike the last game, they did not have any need for late game heroics.
Ben Allison making his second start of the season was dominant. He pitched a complete game, striking out 13, giving up 4 hits and an unearned run.
The offense continues to heat up as the Bandits scored 11 runs lead by Brad Anderson's 5 RBI day. The Bandits were also on a tear on the base paths as the team swiped a season high 7 stolen bases.
Manager Joe Ona has preached on a aggressive, yet controlled, approach while being on base. The Bandits did show a lot of grit as they closed the game with scoring 4 runs in the 7th after two outs.
The CNSBL River Bandits are looking to avenge early season loses as they take on the Power on Monday and the Astros on Friday of next week.
Sunday, June 3
Early Saturday morning saw the MSL River Bandits take on the division leading Punishers at Lake Park High School in Roselle. Once again Brennan Baker got the call and pitched beautifully. Despite giving up his first runs of the season early in the game, he bounced back and completed the 8 inning game giving him another win.
The River Bandits came from an early 2-0 deficit as they tied the game in the 3rd, took the lead in the 5th, and then put the game out of reach with a 6 run 6th inning.
Outfielder Mike Kallay put another showing for ROY as he blasted his first home run of the season that gave the River Bandits their first lead of the game from which they did not trail again.
The River Bandits look to continue their hot hand with the Bucs on Sunday at Heritage Park in Wheeling.
Saturday, June 2
The CNMSBL River Bandits took on the defending champions Rippers, led by former River Bandit Mickey Martin at Oakton Community College Baseball Field.
On the mound to begin his Bandit debut was Ben Allison. He shined brightly in the twilight as he held the Rippers to no runs in his 3 innings of pitching.
Unfortunately the Bandits were not able to put an offense together as they fall to the Rippers 6-0.
Interm manager Gary Farr said after the game, "Despite our depleted roster, were not out matched and we were still able to compete. I feel confident that once the game time is favorable we can play against the reigning champs and give them an even better game."
The CNMSBL River Bandits take on the Astros on Monday and the Devils on Friday of this week.
Sunday, May 20
|Dylan Powell struck out 10 Cobra batters|
The Chicago River Bandits contest on Saturday, May 19th against the Cobras (3-1) resulted in a 3-1 loss. The River Bandits (3-1) came into the game with two straight wins.
Dylan Powell started the game and pitched a complete game with 10 strike outs and giving up only 2 earned runs. The only runs from the Cobras came in the 8th inning. The match up saw great defensive and pitching from both teams.
The Bandits struggled at the plate with only manufacturing one run in the 7th inning. The Bandits left 14 runners on base. Manager Joe Ona expressed his frustration after the game. "We need score early in the game and not wait until later innings" Ona said. "It is really unfourntate we could not manufacture runs for Dylan, he pitched one hell of a game."
The River Bandits continue play Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 26th against division rival Swingers at 1 p.m.
Monday, May 7
|Starter Brennan Baker struck out 14 batters|
Brennan started the contest and struck out 14 in only 6 innings of work while giving up 0 runs. Jared struck out 4 in two innings of work as Rob struck out two in the 9th to close out the game. The Bombers were able to hold the River Bandits to only 3 runs in 7 innings of work.
The Bandits had men in scoring position in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 7th innings with less than two outs but failed to score a run.In the bottom of the 8th, the Bandits put the game away by plating 6 runs, 4 before recording an out.
Mike Kallay made his River Bandits debut memorable as he doubled in his first at bat and having two hit day. The MSL Bandits will be back in action after the Mothers Day Bye Week with a double header against the always dangerous Cobras on Saturday, May 19th.
Monday, February 18
|Majestic Pull Over Fleece $45|
River Bandits Majestic Pullover Fleece.
Available in Red & Black.
Large & X-Large.
MSL American League River Bandits
2014 American League Champions
2012 American League South Divison Champions
2011 American League Playoffs
2009 National League Playoffs
2008 National League North Division Champions
2007 National League North Division Champions
2006 National League Champions
2006 National League North Division Champions
2005 National League North Division Champions
2004 Federal League Champions
2003 MSL National League Semi-Finalist
2002 MSL American League Champions
2001 MSL Central League Runner-Ups
Games & directions are now located at bottom of Home page Click on title for photos of the MSL River Bandits
MSL Central League Bandits
2014 MSL Central League Playoffs
Thursday, January 11
2011 Record 7-2
2010 Record 6-5
2009 Record 9-2
2008 Record 10-1
2007 Record 9-3
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The Chicago River Bandits are looking for sponsors for the 2015 season.
If interested contact us at 312-884-1272 and/or check under sponsor page for more information.
The Chicago River Bandits would like to thank Hooters O'Hare for sponsorship of our 2014 season.
Saturday, October 25
The AA River Bandits won their 6th League Championship beating the St. Charles Indians 2 games to none.
Hooters O'Hare has been a sponsor of the Chicago River Bandits for nine years.
Over the years we have taken some photos at our favorite place for wings.
Monday, December 14
The Chicago River Bandits invite you to join them on FACEBOOK. Share photos and News on their page. Get updates and party information.
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