RiverHawks sign infielder
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July 7, 2006 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks announced today they have signed Ryan Gipson, a former member of the NCAA Division I champion Oregon State Beavers.

To make room on the roster, the RiverHawks released third baseman Mike Bidwell.

Gipson hit .207 for the Beavers this season, with no home runs and 14 RBI. As a junior in 2005, Gipson hit .330 with one home run and 22 RBI. He also had a .500 on-base percentage, which led the Pac 10 conference.

Bidwell was hitting .167 with no home runs and 4 RBI.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 10-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 14th season in 2006. Advertising, ticket and suite information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. All games are broadcast live on WRHL-FM, 102.3 – the Hub and online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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