Hawks SweptMay 24, 2012 - Frontier League (FL) Rockford RiverHawks
The Freedom completed a three-game sweep of the RiverHawks, who are 1-5 to start the season.
Rockford starter Alex Szymanski was touched in the first inning for a RBI single by Chris Curley and a two-out, two-run single by John Malloy. Two batters after Peter Fatse hit a three-run homer in the second inning, Szymanski (0-2) left because of pain in his elbow.
Florence starter Alec Lewis (1-1) gave up three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings and struck out four without a walk for the win.
Rockford leadoff hitter Brandon Anderson was involved in all four Rockford runs. In the third inning, Anderson doubled in a run, stole third base and scored on an errant throw by catcher Jim Jacquot. In the sixth, he scored on an error. In the seventh, he hit a sacrifice fly.
The RiverHawks' home opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Friday against Lake Erie. The Power Connection sponsors a postgame fireworks extravaganza.
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league in its 20th season. Games are broadcast on WNTA-FM (100.5) Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit www.rockfordriverhawks.com.
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