June 13, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks won their second game in a row over the Gateway Grizzlies, 7-3, on Saturday. The bottom part of the RiverHawks’ lineup was productive and starting pitching was effective in Rockford’s fourth win of its six-game homestand.
Mike Goetz knocked in the go-ahead run on a high chopper in the infield that brought in Jono Brooks in the fifth inning as Rockford took a 4-3 lead.
The last third of the RiverHawks lineup went a combined 7-for-11 and scored all seven of the RiverHawks’ runs. Brooks was 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four runs scored.
RiverHawks starter Mike Rogers (1-2) allowed just three runs in 6 2/3 innings and walked only one batter, which earned him his first win of the season. Grizzlies starter Mark Brackman (1-3) took the loss.
Grizzlies slugger Charlie Lisk showed his muscle in the first inning and smashed a two-run home run to right-center field. Lisk was ejected later in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Ron Arnsperger.
Jason James extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the first inning. James finished 3-for-4.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 17th season this summer. The RiverHawks host the 2009 Frontier League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. on July 15. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com. Most games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380, and on the team website.