'Hawks, Miners postpone; doubleheaders slated
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August 29, 2009 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – No rain, but no game at Road Ranger Stadium on Friday.

The Rockford RiverHawks and Southern Illinois Miners postponed their doubleheader because of wet grounds. The games are scheduled to be made up as part of doubleheaders at 5:05 p.m. Saturday and 3:05 p.m. Sunday.

All tickets for Friday’s games can be exchanged for tickets to any remaining 2009 home game.

The first 1,000 fans through the gates on Saturday receive a free Sammy Sosa bobblehead doll, courtesy of Upper Iowa University, Bob-FM and WIFR.

On Sunday, the first 1,000 fans receive a RiverHawks team poster. In addition, costumed mystery men, including Batman, Robin, Captain America and Spider-Man, will be on hand for Superhero Day. Kids in superhero costume get in for half price. Also, it’s Youth Football Day. Youths 12 and under in a football jersey get in for free; adults in similar attire get in for half price. The Chicago Bears-Denver Broncos football game will be shown on the stadium video board. Following the game, players will sign autographs and kids can run the bases. Q98.5, Capture Photography, Dr Pepper and Metro Medical sponsor the biggest day of Sunday fun in RiverHawks history.

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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