‘Hawks rally late to win, 6-3, in extras
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July 21, 2007 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Just two days removed from another extra-inning loss, Rockford rallied late to win its first extra-inning game of the 2007 season.

Jason James’ two-out, two-run double in the top if the 10th inning capped the scoring on a three-run frame, as Rockford upended Traverse City, 6-3, on Saturday night in Michigan.

Brett Bostelman opened the frame by retiring Matt Hagen and Justus Kimbrough. Jono Brooks drew a walk and Matt Sauls reached on an error by the pitcher. Joe Anthonsen, hitless in his previous at bats, drove a single to right to put Rockford in front. James followed with his two-run hit to put the game away. All of the runs against Bostelman (1-1) were unearned, but he received the loss.

The RiverHawks rallied for single runs in the second, third, and fourth innings. In the third, Hagen drove home Allhaji Turay with a single and James scored an inning later on a wild pitch. In the fourth, Sauls had an RBI single, scoring Hagen.

Traverse City jumped on the board for an unearned run in the first inning as Zach Kalter brought home a run with a double. Jeff Brown added an RBI single in the fifth and Stephen Young added a sac-fly in the same inning to even the game at 3-3.

Rockford starter Garrett Bauer lasted seven innings and allwed three runs, one earned, with five hits. He received a no-decision. Dave Dowling (3-4) got the win in relief. He pitched three scoreless innings.

The series comes to a close Sunday night with a 5:05 p.m. first pitch.

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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