Borquin homers as Flyers edge RiverHawks, 4-3
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July 5, 2010 - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Ron Borquin hit a tie-breaking home run in the sixth inning on Monday as the Schaumburg Flyers beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 4-3, at Alexian Field.

Joe Nowicki also homered for the Flyers, who beat the RiverHawks for just the third time in nine meetings this year. Rockford’s Rich Austin was 2-for-2 with two walks and extended his on-base streak to 22 games.

Borquin homered off Rockford starter Kyle Ruwe with two outs in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie. Ruwe (2-5) gave up nine hits, struck out four and walked two in Rockford’s first complete game of the year.

Schaumburg reliever Brian McCullough (2-0) held the RiverHawks to a hit over the final 3 1/3 innings to earn the win.

The series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The RiverHawks’ next home game won’t be until after the All Star break. They host the Lake County Fielders at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, July 15. The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association jersey auction, featuring Jacksonville Jaguars safety and Byron native Sean Considine, will immediately follow the game. It’s also Miller Lite/2nd Cousin’s Dollar Beer Night. The 2nd annual Guns vs. Hoses charity softball game is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. It’s also Rockford Chamber Night, Byron Community Night and Jimmy Buffet 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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