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RiverHawks Go Hitless in All-Star Game

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The Rockford RiverHawks' Frontier League All-Star Game representatives were hitless as the West Division lost, 9-6, to the East on Wednesday at the Corn Crib. 

Javier Herrera and Matt Greener were each 0-for-2 for the West. Herrera, who played in the 2005 Futures Game as a top Oakland prospect, was the FL West's starting center fielder. Greener, a first-time All-Star, was the backup at third base. The RiverHawks' third all-star representative, pitcher Mike Lee, signed with the Atlanta Braves organization last week. 

The All-Stars combined to hit seven home runs. Traverse City's Jose Vargas, who has a league-leading 18 home runs, hit a homer in the top of the first inning for the East, which led the rest of the way. Chad Maddox of Southern Illinois, Jeff Flagg and Brian Heere of Traverse City and Joash Brodin of London also homered for the East. Jeremy Synan of River City homered for the West. 

Paul Fagan of Lake Erie pitched a perfect first inning for the East and got the win. Tim Brown of Gateway started for the West and took the loss.  

Brodin was 4-for-5 and named Most Valuable Player. 

The RiverHawks open the second half of the season at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Evansville.

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