Ex-RiverHawk Paduch pitches pennant winner
September 14, 2009
- Former Rockford RiverHawk
pitched and won the deciding game of the independent American Association finals on Sunday as Lincoln won, 2-1, at Pensacola.
Paduch gave up a run on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings as the Saltdogs edged the Pelicans in Game 5 of the best-of-5 series. Paduch was 3-0 with a 1.31 earned-run average in four postseason appearances.
Paduch was 7-5 with a 4.79 ERA during the regular season.
Paduch was the RiverHawks' opening-night starter last year. He was 3-6 with a 5.07 ERA with Rockford, which dealt him to Lincoln last July.
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