ThunderBolts beat RiverHawks, 5-1
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June 6, 2007 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Three Windy City pitchers combined on a five-hitter and beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 5-1, on Wednesday.

Jason James was 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to six games, in front of 1,821 at Road Ranger Stadium. Just three other ‘Hawks mustered base hits.

Windy City starter Brody Taylor scattered a run on four hits over seven innings for the win. Taylor (1-1) lost the shutout with two outs in the sixth, when Alhaji Turay doubled and James singled him home.

Windy City, which never trailed, broke a scoreless tie in the second when Scott Billak led off with a walk, advanced on a J.P. Lowen single and scored on a double-play groundout. In the third, Phil Hawke doubled home two runs.

Rockford starter Shaun Parker (2-1) gave up three runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings and took the loss.

The RiverHawks head to Windy City for the next two nights. They’re back at 7:05 p. m. Saturday to start a four-game homestand against Traverse City. Axberg Heating and 104.9 – the X sponsor RiverHawks Jersey Koozie Night.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 15th season. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. Most games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM) and the internet. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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