Four hits, three steals for Rosario in EL
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April 9, 2008 - NORWICH, Conn. – Former Rockford RiverHawk Olmo Rosario is off to a hot start with the San Francisco Giants organization.

Rosario was 4-for-4 with three stolen bases on Tuesday as his Connecticut Defenders beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-1, in 11 innings on Tuesday in Class AA Eastern League action.

Rosario, who homered in his first at-bat of the season on Saturday, is 7-for-14 in his first four games.

The Giants signed Rosario last fall after he won the Can-Am League batting title and was named the independent circuit’s Player of the Year. Rosario hit .362 with 12 home runs and 59 RBI and stole 25 bases for the Nashua Pride in 2007. Rosario led the CAL with a career-high 133 hits.

In the 2004 postseason, Rosario hit .429 during the RiverHawks’ run to the Frontier League pennant and was voted Finals MVP. He returned for 2005 and hit a team-record .373. Rosario hit 11 home runs in his final season with Rockford, one of just seven times in team history a player has reached double digits.

Opening Night is at 7:05 p.m. May 21, when the RiverHawks host River City. 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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