Fargo sends RiverHawks under .500 with sweep
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August 16, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks clubbed the Rockford RiverHawks back under the .500 mark with a 7-2, 14-2 doubleheader sweep Monday at Road Ranger Stadium.

Rockford fell out of a three-way tie for the fourth and final Northern League playoff spot. Winnipeg, with a 9-7 win at Kansas City, took sole possession of fourth. Joliet split a doubleheader at Lake County. The Jackhammers, with a 7-2 win and a 4-1 loss, fell a half-game out. The RiverHawks, at 39-41, are 1½ back. Rockford has lost four of five since the end of a season-best eight-game win streak. The streak included a three-game sweep earlier this month at Fargo.

In the opener, Fargo scored three times in the first inning and led the rest of the way. Eric Campbell doubled in two and scored on a two-out single by Jay Cox. Jeremiah Piepkorn and Nic Jackson each homered for Fargo. Travis Scott homered in a losing effort, in front of a near-sellout crowd of 2,947.

Fargo starter Scott Fogelson didn’t last five innings and had a no-decision. Reliever Cory Patton (1-0), who escaped a first-and-third, no-out jam in the fifth inning, was awarded the win.

Rockford starter Mike Wood (2-6) gave up six runs, five earned, on nine hits in six innings and took the loss.

In the nightcap, Zach Penprase singled in two runs with two outs in the Fargo second inning to break a scoreless tie and the RedHawks led the rest of the way. Fargo sent 13 to the plate in an eight-run fourth inning to knock out Rockford starter Kyle Ruwe (5-7).

Matt Mossey (7-3) struck out three without a walk and pitched a six-hitter for the win.

Carlo Cota and Kole Zimmerman each homered for the RedHawks. Rookie Franco Valdes homered for the RiverHawks.

The RiverHawks are back on the air for another doubleheader at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday. It’s Two-For Tuesday, when tickets are two for the price of one.

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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