RiverHawks win, 6-1, complete series sweep
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July 29, 2007 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Two seldom-used Rockford RiverHawks each had three hits on Sunday as Rockford beat Slippery Rock, 6-1.

Backup first baseman Brandon Cohen had a home run and two doubles in four at-bats and catcher Justus Kimbrough was 3-for-4, in front of 2,049 at Road Ranger Stadium. The RiverHawks outscored the Sliders, 27-4, in a three-game series sweep.

Rockford scored a pair of unearned runs off Nick Tracy in the second inning. Cohen led off with a double to right-center field and later scored on an error. Matt Sauls followed with a RBI groundout.

In the third inning, Cohen hit his sixth home run, a three-run fly over the fence in left-center, to make it 5-0.

Tracy (0-9) gave up six runs on nine hits over seven innings.

Slippery Rock had 11 hits, but stranded eight runners. The Sliders loaded the bases with one out in the fourth inning, but settled for Cy Donald’s run-scoring force play.

Tanner Watson (6-1) went seven innings for the win. Watson, with 18 victories over three seasons, tied Josh Tomsu’s all-time RiverHawks wins record.

The RiverHawks head to Washington for three 6:05 p.m. games Monday-Wednesday. They’re back at 7:05 p.m. on Thirsty Thursday to face the Sliders once again. Miller Lite and 104.9 – the X sponsor Dollar Beer Night. In addition, the U.S. Army and Marines sponsor Military Appreciation Night, when the RiverHawks will play in camo uniforms.

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


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