March 9, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks added infield depth on Tuesday with the signing of infielder Jeffrey Garidel.
Garidel, who appeared in three games with Texarkana of the independent Continental League last season, will still have rookie status in the Northern League, the new home of Rockford’s only professional baseball team. Garidel was 1-for-7 with a RBI.
Last spring, his senior year at NAIA Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Garidel hit .354 with eight home runs and 51 RBI.
The RiverHawks are members of the Northern League, an eight-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 18th season in 2010. The RiverHawks’ ninth season begins at 7:05 p.m. May 20 against the Schaumburg Flyers at Road Ranger Stadium. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380 (WTJK-AM) and on ESPN1380.com. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.