Otters edge RiverHawks, 2-1
« Back
July 5, 2008 - EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville made the most of four hits and edged the Rockford RiverHawks, 2-1, on Saturday.

The Otters, who have dropped 24 of 35 games since a 9-0 start to the season, snapped a five-game losing streak.

Evansville scored both its runs in the fifth inning. Tom Pennino walked and later scored on an error by shortstop Jono Brooks. Ryan Bethel made it 2-0 on a RBI groundout to short.

Evansville starter Mike Damchuk (1-0) struck out 10 without a walk over 6 2/3 shutout innings.

The RiverHawks totaled 10 hits, but left nine on base. They broke the shutout on a RBI single by Robert Sabates in the eighth inning.

Evansville closer Jon Lewis pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save.

Rockford starter Peden Rucker (0-1) struck out seven, walked two and allowed one earned run in 7 2/3 innings, but took the loss.

The rubber match of the three-game series is at 6:05 p.m. Sunday. The RiverHawks, on a nine-game trip, do not play a home game until July 18, when River City visits at 7:05 p.m. FatWallet.com and WIFR sponsor the Friday Night Fireworks Series.

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.


 Search Archives
Search for:

Browse archives

©2006, Rockford RiverHawks. All rights reserved.