Rascals defeat RiverHawks, 8-4
« Back
August 17, 2008 - O'FALLON, Mo. – After home runs and strikeouts helped the RiverHawks to a victory on Saturday night, it was the cause of their downfall on Sunday. River City got a strong pitching performance by starter Danny Powers , and three home runs to defeat the RiverHawks 8-4 at T.R. Hughes Ballpark.

The Rascals started the scoring in the bottom of the second inning when Ryan Wehrle led off the inning with a solo home run. Rockford got a run back in the top half of the third, when Jason James hit a ground rule double that scored Joe Anthonsen .

River City took the lead back in a big way in their half of the third inning, scoring five runs in the frame. Andrew Sweet hit an RBI single that scored Luke Barganier , and after Jeff Miller walked and Wehrle singled, Rockford starter Tim Flattery gave up a grand slam off the bat of Chris Raniere .

The RiverHawks would get six straight singles in the top of the fifth inning, which resulted in three runs, but that's as close as Rockford would come to River City in the game. The Rascals capped off their scoring with runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The RiverHawks had a chance to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning with the bases loaded and James representing the tying run at the plate. However, after a long at bat by James, Ryan Logan got the RiverHawks left-fielder to strike out to end the ball game, and Rockford dropped two of three games to River City in the series.

Tim Flattery (2-4) lasted only two innings plus three batters into the third, giving up four runs on three hits, and he took the loss. Danny Powers (7-5) struck out twelve RiverHawks on the night, over 8 2/3 innings of work, and he earned the win, his first victory over Rockford this season. Ryan Logan struck out the only batter he faced in the ninth inning, to get his first save of the season.

After a league-wide day off Monday, the RiverHawks return to Road Ranger Stadium on Tuesday for a three-game set with the Florence Freedom. Rockford RHP Mat Wilson (0-1, 9.64) will face off against Florence RHP Gary Lee (3-1, 5.63). It's the American Cancer Society's "Throw Cancer A Curveball" night at the ballpark, for the 7:05 p.m. game between the Florence Freedom and Rockford RiverHawks. Great seats are still available by giving the box office a call at (815) 885-2255.

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.