Wild Things beat RiverHawks, 8-2
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August 11, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Washington lefty Jason Neitz pitched a six-hitter on Tuesday as the Wild Things beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 8-2, at Road Ranger Stadium.

Neitz (7-5) pitched his second complete game of the season and won his third straight decision. He struck out five without a walk.

The Wild Things scored two runs in each of the last three innings to break a 2-2 tie and send the RiverHawks to their fourth loss in five games. Rockford is four games out of a playoff spot after River City won, 6-1, Tuesday at Kalamazoo.

Alan Robbins and Jacob Dempsey each hit two-run homers for Washington, which ended a three-game losing streak.

Washington never trailed. The Wild Things scored twice off Rockford starter Brett Durand (7-5) in the seventh to take the lead for good. Mike Parker singled in the go-ahead run and scored on Chris Sidick’s double to left field. In the eighth inning, Robbins hit his fourth home run of the year. In the ninth, Dempsey hit an inside-the-park home run, his 22nd of the season.

Rockford scored on a sacrifice fly by Jono Brooks in the third inning and an RBI single by Doug Sanders in the fifth.

The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. It’s Family Value Night, when families can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $40. It’s also “Kids Eat Free” Night. Kids accompanied by their parents can get a free hot dog and soft drink. This promotion is not valid with other offers.

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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