‘Hawks edge Kings, 1-0
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June 27, 2007 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. – For the second straight night, Rockford relied on excellent pitching to extend its winning streak to seven games.

After a 64-minute rain delay pushed back the first pitch of the game, RiverHawks starter Shaun Parker cruised as the ‘Hawks shut out Kalamazoo, 1-0, on a soggy night in Western Michigan.

Parker (5-1) lasted 8 1/3 innings and allowed just four hits. He fanned six and walked four, forcing Kings hitters to hit into 13 groundball outs.

Kings starter Scott Fogelson (3-3) pitched well but was ticketed with the loss. He allowed one run on nine hits over 7 1/3 innings. Will Henderson, who was playing with an injured groin, opened the sixth inning with a double off Fogelson. Manager J.D. Arndt called upon Brandon Cohen to pinch-run for Henderson. Cohen would later score on a Victor Roldan sacrifice-fly.

It would be all the offense the Rockford pitching staff needed.

Mike Marksbury entered with an out in the ninth and struck out the final two batters of the game to preserve the win. It marks his tenth save of the year and his sixth during the winning streak. It was Marksbury’s 22nd save as a RiverHawk tying the franchise-record that Josh Latimer held.

The win also marks the ‘Hawks first 1-0 victory over an opponent since August 30, 2006 when Rockford topped Windy City in Loves Park. The RiverHawks are back at .500 for the first time since May 29 when they were 2-2.

The RiverHawks are the Western Division champions of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 15th season in 2007. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. All games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM). Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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