Anthonsen, Bauer topple records
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September 5, 2008 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks’ record book needed a heavy revamp at the close of the 2008 season.

Ten single-season team records fell and 12 career marks were either tied or broken. Joe Anthonsen and Garrett Bauer, the only two members of the team who have been with the team since the start of the 2006 season, prompted of the record-book revision.

Anthonsen had a league-best 135 hits, two more than teammate Jason James. Each passed the old mark of 123 set by Olmo Rosario in 2005. Anthonsen played in 95 of 96 games, the most contests a RiverHawk has played in a single season. Anthonsen also set records for most runs and at-bats in a season.

Over the course of the year, Anthonsen also moved up the career charts. He finished the season with 309 career hits two behind Ben Fjelland for first place on the RiverHawks’ all-time hits list. He became the team’s career leader in games, at-bats, runs and errors.

Bauer, who turned 27 on Thursday and has reached the Frontier League’s age limit, departs as the team’s all-time strikeout king, with 317. He is tied with Tanner Watson for the all-time RiverHawks wins lead, at 23.

Bauer struck out 151, five short of the league record of 156 set by the RiverHawks’ Jason Shelley in 2002. Bauer became just the third pitched in league history to reach the 150-strikeout mark.

Bauer set new team single-season records for starts, innings, home runs allowed, and walks. He set new career marks for starts, innings, hits, runs, earned runs and home runs allowed. Bauer also tied the record for most career losses.

Visit the records book page to see the updates.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 16th season. The RiverHawks open their eighth season in May 2009. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (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.

Batting New record Old record

Hits 135, Joe Anthonsen 123, Olmo Rosario (2005)
Games 95, Anthonsen 93, several
At-bats 384, Anthonsen 359, Rico Santana (2004)
Runs 79, Anthonsen 72, Aaron McEachran (2005)
Doubles 30, Jason James 27, Ben Fjelland (2004)
Strikeouts 79, Jono Brooks 75, Ryan Larson (2004)
Starts 21, Garrett Bauer 19, several
Innings 148, Bauer 125 2/3, Derek Roper (2006)
Home Runs 16, Bauer 15, Scott Sobkowiak (2004)
Walks 78, Bauer 65, Garrett Bauer (2007)

Batting New record Old record
Games 278, Joe Anthonsen 263, Ben Fjelland (2002-04)
At-bats 1053, Anthonsen 1023, Fjelland
Runs 170, Anthonsen 166, Rich Austin (2002-04)
Errors 48, Anthonsen 47, Fjelland
Wins 23 (tied), Garrett Bauer 23, Tanner Watson (2005-07)
Losses 16 (tied), Bauer 16, Dave Dowling (2005-07)
Starts 58, Bauer 39, Watson
Innings 369, Bauer 261 2/3, Watson
Hits 294, Bauer 233, Derek Roper (2005-06)
Runs 157, Bauer 118, Justin Olson (2003-05)
ER 133, Bauer 97, Roper
Home runs 29, Bauer 22, Olson


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