ThunderBolts beat RiverHawks, 6-0
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June 27, 2009 - CRESTWOOD, Ill. – J.T. Restko and Zach Aakhus each hit home runs on Saturday as the Windy City ThunderBolts beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 6-0, in a game shortened to 6½ innings because of rain.

The ThunderBolts scored twice in the second inning. Restko led off with his ninth homer of the season. Aakhus followed with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Dan Jordan. Rockford starter Fabian Gomez (1-2) left after Aakhus homered with one out in the third to make the score 3-0.

Windy City starter Ross Stout did not allow a runner to reach scoring position after the first inning. Stout (4-1) pitched a rain-shortened complete game. He struck out eight without a walk.

Rockford was held to four hits, two by Jason James. James extended his hitting streak to 25 games.

The teams are off on Sunday. The finale of the two-game series is at 11:05 a.m. Monday.

The RiverHawks come home for a three-game series against Gateway at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. They open the homestand with a Two-For Tuesday. Tickets are two for the price of one, and so are hot dogs.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 17th season. The RiverHawks host the 2009 Frontier League All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. on July 15. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com. Most games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380, and on the team website.


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