Horn hits grand slam in ninth, beats ‘Hawks, 10-6
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August 11, 2007 - CRESTWOOD, Ill. – Windy City third baseman Josh Horn hit a walkoff grand slam with two outs in the ninth on Saturday to beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 10-6.

The RiverHawks, who lost a five-run lead, committed four errors in the game and gave up five unearned runs in the ninth inning.

Rockford led, 4-0, after a RBI double by Justus Kimbrough in the second inning and RBI doubles by Matt Hagen and Will Henderson in the third. Hagen was 3-for-5 and gave the RiverHawks a 6-1 lead after a RBI double in the fourth inning.

The ThunderBolts rallied for four runs in the fifth inning and stayed a run back until the ninth.

Horn’s grand slam was the only hit in the ninth inning. Roy Bringleson walked pinch-hitter Amos Ramon to start the inning. Scott Billak attempted to sacrifice. Bringleson bobbled the ball for one error, then threw it away for a second error to put the tying and winning runs on the corners with no outs. Bringleson balked Ramon home, then left after retiring a batter.

Jason Baca relieved him and with two outs, hit a batter, walked another to load the bases, then gave up Horn’s grand slam. Bringleson (0-5) took the loss.

Mike Causey (3-0) pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the win.

The ‘Hawks are home at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday for the Clodius/Eagle Diamond Dig. Ladies are invited to the field following the game to dig for a real diamond ring. In addition, the first 1,000 get a RiverHawks T-shirt, courtesy of MetLife. Ronnie Gators, Curves and Barefoot Wines sponsor Ladies Night.

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. Most 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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