ThunderBolts rally late, beat RiverHawks, 10-4
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July 2, 2008 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Dan Remenowsky went seven innings in his professional debut to get the decision and Doug Coe hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon as Windy City beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 10-4.

The near-sellout crowd of 3,117 at Road Ranger Stadium is the largest for a day game in team history.

The ThunderBolts broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run eighth inning and a five-run ninth. In the eighth, James Cramphin walked Corey Stang. Coe followed with a two-run homer to right-center and Cramphin (2-2) later allowed an unearned run.

The RiverHawks rallied in the ninth on a RBI single by Joe Anthonsen and a bases-loaded walk by Jason James.

Remenowsky (1-0) struck out seven without a walk and gave up eight hits over seven innings.

Bryan Cook led off the fourth inning with a home run for Rockford, his first as a professional.

The series finale is at 7:05 p.m. on Thirsty Thursday. The first 1,000 through the gate receive a red, white and blue RiverHawks lid on The Hemmens Cultural Center/WIFR RiverHawks Patriotic Hat Night. Postgame fireworks are sponsored by Rock Valley College. It’s another Miller Lite/104.9 – the X Dollar Beer Night. The Army and Marines sponsor Military Appreciation Night. The RiverHawks will take the field in red, white and blue caps and jerseys. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. WREX is the MDA’s official media sponsor.

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