RiverHawks trade for outfielder
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February 6, 2008 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – For the Rockford RiverHawks, the “frontier” in Frontier League can often be considered synonymous where they search for talent. The team has employed Canadians, Australians and Latins on the roster for the last several seasons.

The RiverHawks’ latest trade will bring in another overseas player.

The team announced on Wednesday that it had traded catcher Joey Huskins to the St. George Roadrunners of the independent Golden League for outfielder Greg Burrows, a native of the Bahamas.

Burrows appeared in just 14 games with the Roadrunners, but hit .305 with a home run and 14 RBI in his first professional experience. He was 5-for-5 in stolen-base attempts.

In 2006, his last season at Division II Nova Southeastern University, Burrows’ 33 steals led the Sunshine State Conference. He hit .293 with eight homers and 32 RBI that spring.

The trade sends Huskins back to the league where he made his pro debut in 2006. Last winter, the RiverHawks picked up Huskins in a deal with the now-defunct San Diego Surf Dawgs. Last season, Huskins hit .224 with no home runs and 22 RBI in 201 at-bats for Rockford. In addition to catching, he saw time in the outfield and at first base.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 16th season in 2008. Most games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM) and the internet. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255.


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