June 26, 2008 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks announced Thursday that they have signed pitcher Marcus McKenzie.
McKenzie, a second-year professional, is a former University of Minnesota pitcher. He was 1-0 with a 5.95 ERA in eight appearances with Southern Illinois earlier this season.
McKenzie, a left-hander, split last season between the Miners and St. Paul of the independent American Association. He was a combined 3-4 with a 6.44 ERA.
To make room on the roster, reliever George Rasiarmos was released.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 16th season. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. Most games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM) and the internet. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.