Alen’s walkoff single beats RiverHawks, 2-1
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August 24, 2010 - WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Luis Alen hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the 13th inning on Tuesday as the Winnipeg Goldeyes rallied to beat the Rockford RiverHawks, 2-1, at CanWest Park.

Winnipeg moved past the RiverHawks into fifth place. The Goldeyes remain 2½ games behind Joliet for the last Northern League playoff spot. The fourth-place Jackhammers beat Schaumburg, 3-2. Rockford is three games out with 12 to play.

Former major-leaguer Victor Diaz provided Rockford’s lone run with a fourth-inning home run.

Alen scored the tying run in the seventh. He led off with a Texas League double, went to third base on a bunt single by Justin Justice and scored on Dee Brown’s groundout.

In the bottom of the 13th, Rockford reliever John Muller (0-1) got into a bases-loaded, one-out jam. He struck out Juan Diaz, but Alen lined a single to left-center field, just out of the reach of diving center fielder Jason James.

Zach Baldwin (5-2) pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the win.

The series finale is at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The RiverHawks are home at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 for Miller Lite/2nd Cousin’s Dollar Beer Night, when they play Kansas City.

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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