Walk-free Wright wins again, 5-4
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May 26, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Kyle Wright still hasn’t walked a batter this season.

The Rockford right-hander went seven innings without a free pass on Wednesday as the RiverHawks beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats, 5-4, at Road Ranger Stadium. Wright (2-0), who combined with the bullpen on a five-hit effort, struck out three.

No. 9 hitter David Cooper was perfect at the plate. He drove in the go-ahead run in the third inning and scored an insurance run in the seventh.

The RiverHawks broke a scoreless tie with a two-run third inning and led the rest of the night. With one out in the third, Jono Brooks lined a single off the hand of Gary starter Brandon Magee (0-2). Brooks stole second and scored on Cooper’s single to left field. With two outs, Cooper scored from first on Rich Austin’s hit-and-run single.

Wright was perfect until Mike Rohde’s one-out home run to right field in the fourth inning. He scattered two runs on seven hits. Wright has pitched 13 innings without a walk this season.

Rockford closer Scott Roehl pitched a perfect ninth inning for his third save.

The series finale is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thirsty Thursday. Miller Lite, 2nd Cousin’s and 104.9 – the X sponsor Dollar Beer Night.

The RiverHawks are members of the Northern League, an eight-team independent professional baseball league in its 18th season. 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.


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