Austin homers twice over weekend
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April 28, 2008 - BOLOGNA, Italy - Former Rockford RiverHawk Rich Austin had quite the Italian weekend.

The 2004 Frontier League Player of the Year hit a pair of home runs for Fortitudo Bologna in a three-game sweep of Parma in Serie A, the Italian Professional League.

Austin hit a two-run homer in Friday's 13-0 victory. On Sunday, he hit a grand slam to center in Bologna's six-run second inning. Bologna won, 8-1.

Austin is hitting .280 with two home runs and eight RBI through six games as Bologna's starting center fielder and cleanup hitter.


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