Brooks singles in winning run as ‘Hawks sweep Wild Things
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June 5, 2006 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Set up the barber’s chair – the Rockford RiverHawks are giving close shaves.

The RiverHawks completed a three-game sweep of Washington on Monday with a 6-5 victory. Rockford won four of six in the inaugural homestand at RiverHawks Stadium, and played five one-run games. They beat the Wild Things, 3-2, on Saturday and won, 4-3, in extra innings on Sunday.

Cody Brooks broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-out single to center field off Stephen Spragg (0-4), who lost for the second night in a row.

The RiverHawks at one time led 5-1. Rico Santana hit the first home run by a RiverHawk at the brand-new ballpark, a two-run shot to left in the first inning. He added a RBI double in the third.

Adam Kroft gave up two solo home runs, but retired 12 in a row from the first through fifth innings. Chris Sidick led off the game with a home run and Brandon Ketron homered to left in the sixth inning. On Sunday, Ketron hit the first home run at RiverHawks Stadium.

Kroft left after six innings with a three-run lead but got a no-decision. Dave Dowling (1-0) lost the lead in the seventh, but won in relief. Mike Marksbury pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save.

The RiverHawks are off on Tuesday and head to Gateway for a three-game series that starts at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. They return home at 7:05 p.m. Saturday to play Traverse City on U.S. Cellular/WXRX RiverHawks Cap Night.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 10-team independent professional baseball league in its 14th season. Advertising, ticket and suite information is available by calling the box office at (815) 964-2255. All games are broadcast live on WRHL-FM, 102.3 – the Hub and online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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