RiverHawks’ Austin leads league in OBP, walks
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September 7, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Rockford first baseman Rich Austin finished the RiverHawks’ first year in the Northern League as the independent circuit’s leader in on-base percentage and walks.

Austin recorded an on-base percentage of .431 and walked a team-record 73 times. Austin set the previous record of 69 in 2004.

The veteran hit a team-leading .296 with nine home runs and 55 RBI in 94 games. Austin had two on-base streaks of more than 20 games.

The RiverHawks are members of the Northern League, an eight-team independent professional baseball league in its 18th season. Advertising and season-ticket information for the 2011 season 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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