March 30, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Jamie Degidio finished his college career as the closer at the University of Rhode Island. In barely a month, he’ll be in spring training, competing for a spot in the Rockford RiverHawks’ bullpen.
Rockford’s only professional baseball team announced Tuesday that it has signed Degidio, a rookie right-hander. In 2008, Degidio’s last year of college, he was 2-2 with a 3.86 earned-run average and five saves.
Degidio is currently the only player on the roster without prior professional experience.
The RiverHawks are members of the Northern League, an eight-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 18th season in 2010. The RiverHawks’ ninth season begins at 7:05 p.m. May 20 against the Schaumburg Flyers at Road Ranger Stadium. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380 (WTJK-AM) and on ESPN1380.com. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.