RiverHawks’ rally falls short, 6-5
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June 4, 2008 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Traverse City survived a late scare from Rockford and beat the RiverHawks, 6-5, Wednesday at Road Ranger Stadium.

The RiverHawks rallied for three runs in the eighth inning, but lost their fourth game in a row. Traverse City first baseman Kyle Maunus was 3-for-4 with a home run and drove in four runs. Rockford right fielder Greg Burrows was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in his first start.

Maunus broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning with a two-run, two-out homer to left field, his first of the year. His RBI single in the eighth inning provided the Beach Bums with an insurance that turned out to be needed.

Rockford loaded the bases with nobody out in the eighth. After Matt Borman walked to force in a run, Jeff Williams came out of the Traverse City bullpen and got Burrows to hit into a run-scoring force play. Joe Anthonsen made it a one-run game with a infield hit, but the RiverHawks left the bases loaded and Williams retired the side in order in the ninth inning to pick up his second save.

J.T. King (2-1) pitched seven innings for the win. James Cramphin (1-1) lasted 6 1/3 innings and took the loss.

The RiverHawks close the homestand at 7:05 p.m. on Thirsty Thursday. Miller Lite and 104.9 – the X sponsor Dollar Beer Night. It’s also Jimmy Buffet Night, with $2 cheeseburgers and $2 margaritas. The Army and Marines sponsor Military Appreciation Night.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 16th season. 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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