Wild Things edge RiverHawks, 2-1, in 12 innings
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August 8, 2006 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks low-scoring skid continues.

The Washington Wild Things scored an unearned run in the top of the 12th inning and held on to beat Rockford, 2-1, on Tuesday at RiverHawks Stadium.

The RiverHawks have been held to a total of four runs during a season-worst, five-game losing streak. They’ve lost a pair of extra-inning games during the skid. Their last win was a 7-5, 12-inning victory last Thursday at Florence.

On Tuesday, rookie reliever Bobby Darling (0-1) walked back-to-back hitters with one out in the 12th inning. Adam Kroft relieved and got Chris Sidick to hit into a force out at second base. On the relay to first, second baseman Brad Dutton threw wide to first baseman Richard Quihuis-Bell. Quihuis-Bell threw errantly low past the catcher in an effort to get Lance Koenig at the plate. Koenig scored from second base on the play and put the Wild Things in front for the first time in the game.

Frontier League earned-run average leader Stephen Spragg (5-4) pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the win.

The RiverHawks got eight hits, but left 13 men on base. Bo Flowers’ RBI bloop double in the third inning broke a scoreless tie. Nick Massari tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. Bryden Motors and WROK sponsor RiverHawks Travel Mug Night.

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.


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