RiverHawks deal for pitcher
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January 2, 2008 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks have picked up another pitcher for the 2008 season.

On Wednesday, the team announced it had acquired pitcher Jonathan Burke from Quebec of the independent Can-Am League in exchange for future considerations.

Burke was 1-0 with a save and a 3.86 earned-run average in 11 relief appearances for les Capitales. Burke, 23, is a 6-foot-6, 245-pound left-hander out of New York Tech.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 16th season this summer. Advertising and season-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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