‘Hawks take advantage of Otters’ errors in 10-1 win
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August 4, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks capitalized on Evansville’s shaky defense and beat the Otters, 10-1, on Tuesday.

Rockford scored five unearned runs off poor Evansville fielding. Four came in the fifth inning, including the go-ahead run, scored by Jono Brooks, after a throwing error from Otters third baseman Eric Blackwell.

The Otters committed four errors, including two by Blackwell in the fifth inning. The Otters lead the Frontier League with 111 errors on the season.

Tanner Watson (4-2) had his best outing of the year and earned the victory. He struck out a season-high 10 batters. He allowed one run on two hits in seven innings and walked three.

Rockford outfielder Derrick Walker finished 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and three RBI. Caleb Fields was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, two doubles, and three RBI.

Evansville starter Stephen Brock (0-1) made his first professional start and took the loss. He lasted six innings and gave up five runs, none earned, on five hits. He walked three and struck out two.

The RiverHawks remain in fourth place in the West Division, four games behind first-place River City.

The series continues tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at Road Ranger Stadium. It is Family Value Night. Just $40 gets a family four outfield-box tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks.

The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league in its 17th season. 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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