RedHawks win opener; nightcap postponed
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June 21, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – It took 16 days and two thunderstorm-prompted suspensions of play, but the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks finally beat the Rockford RiverHawks.

Eric Campbell singled in the tie-breaking runs in the sixth inning on Monday as Fargo beat Rockford, 8-4.

The game, which began on June 5, was suspended after three innings because of a thunderstorm. The teams resumed play on June 6 and managed just another half-inning before a second thunderstorm. If that wasn’t enough, the teams finished the game on Monday a half-hour before a third thunderstorm hit Road Ranger Stadium. The third storm forced a postponement of Monday’s regularly scheduled game.

The teams picked up where they left off, with Fargo in front, 4-3. Jason James tied the game with a RBI double in the fourth inning.

Fargo loaded the bases with nobody out against Rockford reliever Brandon Todd (0-2) in the sixth. Campbell singled to left field to drive in the go-ahead runs. Nic Jackson led off the eighth inning with his fourth home run and Zach Penprase singled in an insurance run in the ninth inning.

T.J. Stanton (1-1), the fourth of seven Fargo pitchers, tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.

The teams will make up the rainout as part of a doubleheader scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday is TLN Faith Night. Numerous Stateline churches and faith-based organizations received tickets to the game.

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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