April 3, 2007 - LOVES PARK, Ill. â€“ The Rockford RiverHawks are in search of players looking for opportunity.
The team has scheduled its second annual post-draft tryout for Monday, June 11 at RiverHawks Stadium. College players who have completed their eligibility and are not selected in Juneâ€™s major-league draft are invited to try out for the RiverHawks. MLB organizations have signed seven players directly off the teamâ€™s roster in the last five years and in that span two players have been named by Baseball America magazine to its Independent League All-Star Team.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the tryout begins promptly at 9 a.m. The cost for registration is $25.
Although the tryoutâ€™s focus is high-quality college seniors, players with prior professional experience are also invited.
The RiverHawks also have a previously announced open tryout scheduled for May 5 at RiverHawks Stadium. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and tryouts begin at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $50 and includes a tryout camp T-shirt.
The RiverHawks are the Western Division champions of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 15th season in 2007. The RiverHawks begin their sixth season on May 23 at Windy City. The home opener is at 7:05 p.m. May 25, when the RiverHawks host Windy City. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. All games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM). Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.