RedHawks hand RiverHawks fourth straight loss
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June 28, 2010 - FARGO, N.D. – Fargo-Moorhead’s leadoff hitters led the way home on Monday as the RedHawks beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 10-4, at Newman Outdoor Field.

In seven of Fargo’s eight offensive innings, its leadoff hitter reached base. Five of those seven scored. Mike Coles led off the first inning with a walk, stole second base and scored on an error by Rockford first baseman Travis Scott. In the second inning, Alan Rick led off with a walk and scored on a double by John Krause. With two outs, Cory Patton singled in two and scored on a dropped pop fly to give the RedHawks a 5-0 lead.

The RiverHawks rallied for four runs in the third inning. An error and two walks loaded the bases for Patrick O’Sullivan. The veteran designated hitter ripped a double to left field to clear the bases. Rich Austin doubled him home.

The RedHawks scored three two-out runs in the fourth inning, when they drove Rockford starter Brett Durand (4-2) from the game. Durand gave up eight hits and threw 105 pitches in his shortest start in more than a year.

In the Fargo sixth inning, Jesse Hoorelbeke led off with his Northern League-leading 14th home run.

Fargo starter Tyler Seaman (above) walked five, but held the RiverHawks to three hits over six innings and won his professional debut.

The RiverHawks have lost four in a row.

The series continues at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday.

The RiverHawks come home to play Schaumburg at 7:05 p.m. Friday, July 2. The Independence Day weekend starts with postgame fireworks, sponsored by Rock Valley College. It’s also the Friday Fish Fry and Free Gas Friday.

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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