RiverHawks sign Wisconsinite
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April 7, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The newest Rockford RiverHawk will be crossing the state line to play for Rockford’s only professional baseball team.

The RiverHawks announced on Wednesday that they have signed relief pitcher Scott Roehl. The former Cleveland farmhand is a native of Kenosha, Wis. and makes his home in Somers, a Kenosha suburb.

The Indians picked Roehl out of the University of Arkansas with their 10th-round pick in 2003. Roehl spent seven years with the organization and advanced as far as Class AAA. The right-hander recorded a Carolina League-leading 24 saves with high A Kinston in 2007.

Roehl, limited to 13 appearances because of injuries, split last season between the Double-A Akron Aeros and the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. He had no record, a 3.63 earned-run average and no saves with Akron. In three appearances in the International League with Columbus, Roehl had no record, a 3.68 ERA and a save. He had multiple stints on the disabled list, thanks to a groin injury and a left elbow inflammation.

Roehl has averaged nearly a strikeout an inning over his career and his strikeout-to-walk ratio is nearly 3-to-1.

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.


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