Steve Dillard On the Brink of History

Steve Dillard tied the franchise record for wins by a Quad Cities manager on Saturday, as the River Bandits bounced back from a 6-0 loss in game one and snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory in game two of a doubleheader split against the Beloit Snappers at Pohlman Field.

Brett Zawacki tossed a gem in the night cap, allowing just two hits over six innings and setting down 16 of the last 17 batters he faced. Jose Garcia delivered the big hit with a tiebreaking two-run triple in the fourth in which he came around to score on an error, while Jon Edwards added a scoreboard-clearing solo homer in the sixth. The game-two win snapped an eight-game losing streak for Quad Cities, as Bobby Lanigan's six shutout innings led Beloit to a 6-0 win in the opener.

Having already surpassed the franchise record for career games managed (412) set by Eddie Rodriguez (1987-89) of the Quad Cities Angels, River Bandits manager Steve Dillard is now on the verge of breaking the franchise record for career wins (210) established by Jeff Carter (2001-03) of the Quad City River Bandits. Dillard enters play Sunday with a 210-260 career record through 470 ballgames, leaving him just one win away from sole possession of the franchise's all-time wins record. The baseball veteran spent the 1993-94 seasons managing the Astros-affiliated Quad City River Bandits before his long baseball career brought him back to Davenport as a hitting coach for the Swing of the Quad Cities in 2006 and then as the manager for the Quad Cities River Bandits since 2008.

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