Hawks slug Things, 9-2
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July 30, 2007 - Washington, Penn. – After an over night trip to Pennsylvania, the RiverHawks shrugged off any signs of fatigue to extend its team winning streak to four games.

Rockford hit four home runs, enroute to a 9-2 win on Monday night in Washington.

Matt Sauls' first inning grandslam opened the scoring for the Hawks, who scored all of its runs via the long ball. Matt Hagen hit a solo home run in the third inning, and a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give him his team-leading ninth blast. Brandon Cohen hit a home run for the second straight day, driving in Brad Dutton in the sixth inning. The RiverHawks socred all of its runs via the long ball.

'Hawks starter Brady Salter (4-4) lasted 7 2/3 innings to earn the victory. He allowed two runs on nine hits and struck out five. Dave Dowling, making his 82nd career appearance, worked the final four outs of the game. He struck out a pair.

Washington rallied for two runs in the eighth inning off of Salter. Starter Andy Schon (0-1) made his first professional start and was handed the loss. He allowed five runs over four innings. Three Washington relief pitchers totaled for four runs over five innings.

The series continues on Tuesday night with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 15th season. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. Some games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM) and the internet. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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