Hawks complete sweep of Kings, 7-4
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June 29, 2007 - KALAMAZOO, Mich. – For the first time in team history, the RiverHawks have swept the Kings in Kalamazoo.

Mike Marksbury put the finishing touches on the RiverHawks ninth straight victory, as Rockford topped the Kings, 7-4, on Friday night in Michigan. The win solidified a four-game sweep in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo rocked ‘Hawks starter Garrett Bauer for four runs over three-plus innings. In the second, RBI singles from Jeff Grose, Joe Ramos, and Andy Smith, along with a RBI groundout from Trevor Eastman, made it 4-0 Kings after two innings.

The ‘Hawks tied the game in the fourth inning, rallying for four runs off Kings pitcher Cooper Eddy. Jason James opened the inning with a double and advanced to third on a Roberto Valiente single. With the hit, Valiente improved his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games. James would score on a Matt Hagen single. Valiente later scored when Matt Sauls grounded into a force out. With one man on, Brandon Cohen (5) launched a home run to left field to make it a 4-4 tilt. Cohen has now hit a home run in consecutive games.

In the fifth, an RBI single from Brad Dutton scored Joe Anthonsen to put Rockford ahead, 5-4. Eddy (2-1) would leave the game after 4 1/3 innings and later received the loss. He was relieved by former RiverHawk John Brownell. With Cohen on third base and two out in the sixth, Brownell committed a balk and the RiverHawks lead was, 6-4.

The RiverHawks added an insurance run in the ninth inning as Anthonsen scored on a misplayed ball in the Kings infield.

The RiverHawks bullpen pitched six innings of no-run ball and fanned seven. Dane Towery (1-0) earned the win in his 2007 debut, lasting three innings. Marksbury (12) walked the first batter in the ninth and promptly struck out the side to secure the save.

The RiverHawks travel to Windy City on Saturday night for the opener of a four-game, split-site set against the first-place ThunderBolts. The broadcast begins with “RiverHawks Weekly” at 6:00 p.m. on WNTA (1330 AM). First pitch in Crestwood is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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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