Playoff nemeses leaving league
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January 25, 2007 - Two of the RiverHawks' past playoff nemeses are leaving the Frontier League.

Evansville announced Wednesday that it had traded veteran outfielder Mike Galloway to Quebec of the Can-Am League in exchange for a player to be named later.

Galloway drove in seven runs, more than any other playoff batter, in the postseason last September as the Otters won the Frontier League pennant despite a sub-.500 regular season. In Evansville's first-round comeback from a 2-0 series deficit to defeat the RiverHawks in five games, Galloway was 5-for-20, but drove in six runs and was crucial in series-turning victories in Games 3 and 4. Galloway was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in Game 3. In Game 4, Galloway was 3-for-4 and doubled in two insurance runs in the eighth inning of a 5-2 Evansville win.

He was also the batter whom Nick Johnson robbed of a home run in a wall-crashing catch in Game 1. The video of that play is available at our multimedia gallery.

Also on Wednesday, Kalamazoo announced the retirement of infielder Adam Leavitt, who helped knock out the RiverHawks in a four-game first-round series en route to the 2005 pennant. Leavitt was 6-for-16, had two multi-hit games and drove in four runs in the series.

Leavitt had hits in each of the four games. In Game 3, Leavitt helped the Kings break a 1-1 series tie with a 2-for-5, three-RBI game. Leavitt hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Leavitt broke a 5-5 tie with a RBI infield hit in the top of the ninth and the Kings went on to win, 8-5. He again drove in the go-ahead run the following night. In the second inning of Game 4, Sept. 10, 2005, Leavitt blooped a RBI single into shallow right field. The Kings won, 9-3, to eliminate the RiverHawks in the final professional baseball game played at Marinelli Field.


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