RiverHawks complete 6-2 win
« Back
July 18, 2006 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – By night or by day, the Gateway Grizzlies couldn’t retire Nick Johnson.

The Rockford right fielder was a perfect 2-for-2 as the RiverHawks beat the Grizzlies, 6-2, Tuesday afternoon at RiverHawks Stadium. The game was the first of two to be played in a day-night fashion.

Johnson walked twice on Monday before the game was suspended because of thunderstorms. When the game resumed Tuesday, Johnson tripled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and doubled in the eighth inning. He also scored two insurance runs, one a steal of home plate on the front end of a delayed double steal in the fifth.

Johnson lined a RBI triple down the line in right with two outs. After Gateway reliever Todd Stein (2-4) walked Scott Lefler, Lefler made a delayed steal of second base and Johnson took home on the throw to second.

Auggie Rodriguez (2-0), the third of five Rockford pitchers, got the win. Dave Dowling got the ‘Hawks out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth inning and earned his first save.

The stadium gates reopen at 4 p.m. for Danica Patrick Night. The Roscoe native and racing star will sign copies of her new book, “Crossing the Line.” When the RiverHawks take the field at 7:05 p.m. for a seven-inning game, they will wear Patrick-autographed alternate jerseys. Proceeds from a postgame auction will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 10-team independent professional baseball league in its 14th season. Advertising, ticket and suite information is available by calling the box office at (815) 964-2255. All games are broadcast live on WRHL-FM, 102.3 – the Hub and online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


 Search Archives
Search for:

Browse archives

©2006, Rockford RiverHawks. All rights reserved.