The Swing currently sit in first place in the Midwest League's Western Division, holding a 4.5-game lead over a trio of teams battling it out for the post-season. With eight games remaining in the regular season, the Swing have a magic number of three to clinch a playoff berth.
"We've had a great year, but we've got plenty more to do," said Swing manager Keith Mitchell. "Our goal right now is to finish the regular season with the best record in the league, which is something we feel that we've got a great shot at doing. After that, the next step is to bring a championship back to the Quad Cities."
The Swing have an overall record of 77-54 this season, just 1.5 games behind West Michigan for the best overall record in the 14-team Midwest League. Quad Cities last won a championship in 1990, when skipper Don Long guided the Quad Cities Angels to an 81-59 regular season record and a league title.
Should they qualify for post-season play, the Swing will play their first playoff game on Wednesday, September 5, at John O'Donnell Stadium. Davenport residents will be able to purchase any tickets for the 6:30 p.m. game at half-price with proof of residence.
Tickets for all of the Swing's potential playoff games will be available for purchase at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, with a full refund available for tickets purchased for games that do not end up happening. Tickets for all events at John O'Donnell Stadium can be purchased by calling the Swing of the Quad Cities ticket office at (563) 328-2000, coming to the box office located at the stadium along South Gaines Street, or by logging on to www.swingbaseball.com.
Potential Swing home playoff games would be scheduled for September 5 in the first round, September 8-10 in the second round, and September 12-15 in the Midwest League Championship Series.
TICKETS: Tickets for all events at John O'Donnell Stadium can be purchased by calling the Swing of the Quad Cities ticket office at (563) 328-2000, coming to the box office located at the stadium along South Gaines Street, or by logging on to www.swingbaseball.com.
UP NEXT: The Swing hit the home stretch of the regular season, as just two home games remain on Thursday and Friday before a potential first-round playoff game next Wednesday! All Swing games feature a radio broadcast that can be heard on WKBF AM-1270 or online at www.swingbaseball.com, with the pre-game show starting 15 minutes prior to scheduled first pitch.
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: After two quick games in Burlington, the Swing will return to Davenport to close out their regular season home schedule with a pair of games against Ryne Sandberg and the Peoria Chiefs. The first will be a Bent River Brewing Company Thirsty Thursday with Rock 104.9's Dave & Darren, while Northwest Bank and Trust presents "The Apprentice." Friday will be all about Fan Appreciation as the Swing close out the home schedule with a Jersey of our Back Night sponsored by Genesis and post-game FIREWORKS!!!