Grizzlies top ‘Hawks, 2-1, in 11
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July 5, 2007 - SAUGET, Ill. – It took 11 innings, but Gateway extended its winning streak to eight-straight games.

The Grizzlies received a pinch-hit, walk-off, RBI-single from Josh Dietz in the bottom of the eleventh inning to edge Rockford, 2-1, on Thursday night at GCS Ballpark.

Both teams relied upon quality starting pitching. Rockford starter James Cramphin lasted 6+ innings, allowed one run on seven hits, and fanned five. A two-out single from Jesse Acosta opened the scoring in the second inning.

Gateway starter Jason Herman was equally as impressive. He lasted seven innings and allowed just one run. An Alhaji Turay RBI-single in the fourth inning tied the game at one. Herman fanned five.

In relief, Grizzlies pitcher Justin Staatz (1-3) picked up the win. He surrendered no runs and allowed just one hit.

Dietz’ hit in the 11th came off Ryan Brnardic. The loss, however, was handed to Roy Bringelson (0-2) who allowed two walks to open the inning.

With the loss, the ‘Hawks extended its losing streak to four-straight games.

The series comes to a finale tomorrow night. First pitch 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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