‘Hawks lose fifth straight, 8-3
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July 6, 2007 - SAUGET, Ill. – The RiverHawks woes at GCS Ballpark continued on Friday night, as the ‘Hawks dropped its fifth-straight game.

Dustin Roberts’ eighth inning grand slam highlighted the scoring, as Gateway cruised to an 8-3 victory over Rockford on Friday night in Sauget.

Gateway did not trail all night, continuing a trend which lasted during the series. At no point during the three-game series sweep the Grizzlies trail the RiverHawks.

Grizzlies starter Toro Trevino (7-0) keep his record perfect with another strong outing. He allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings.

Rockford ace Tanner Watson (3-1) was ticketed with his first loss of the year. The right-hander allowed four runs, three of which were earned, over 4 2/3 innings. He left after loading the bases in the fifth inning. Garrett Bauer made his first relief appearance in two years, and allowed three runs over three innings.

Jason James lined a home run in the sixth inning and added an RBI single in the seventh. The ‘Hawks scored a lone run in the second inning on a ball misplayed by former RiverHawk Stephen Holdren, making it a 1-1 tilt.

Each team committed four errors.

Rockford travels to River City for the first of three games against the Rascals. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. another installment of “RiverHawks Weekly” will air on WNTA (1330 AM). Guests include RiverHawks manager J.D. Arndt, General Manager Josh Olerud, and Grizzlies veteran broadcaster Joe Pott.

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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