Rascals rout RiverHawks, 13-2
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July 27, 2009 - O’FALLON, Mo. – The Rockford RiverHawks wasted numerous scoring opportunities on Monday. The River City Rascals took advantage of nearly every chance and beat the RiverHawks, 13-2.

Rockford left 10 men on base, six of them in scoring position. The RiverHawks have lost seven of 10 games since the Frontier League All-Star break.

River City scored three times in the first inning after Rockford starter Jay Monti had struck out the first two batters. Scott Robinson, Ryan Wehrle and Chris Colton singled to give the Rascals a 1-0 lead. They added two unearned runs after a pair of errors.

The Rascals scored twice in the third inning, twice in the fifth and scored six runs in the eighth inning. Danny Sawyer hit a two-run homer in the eighth.

Rockford broke the shutout with two runs in the top of the eighth. Brandon Cohen extended his career-best hitting streak to 13 games with a RBI double and scored on a Doug Sanders groundout.

Josh Lowey (5-1) pitched seven shutout innings for the win. Monti (5-6) didn’t make it out of the fifth inning and suffered his third straight loss.

The Rascals have a chance to sweep the three-game series at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

The RiverHawks will be back at Road Ranger Stadium at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 to play River City on American/Rock Valley College/Rockford Health Systems Blue Out Night. Every fan will receive a blue RiverHawks T-shirt, courtesy of American, RVC, Rockford Health Systems, Honeybaked Ham, Q98.5 and WTVO.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 17th season. Advertising and 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.


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