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Aviators Fall to Rascals

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The Rockford Aviators, presented by Pearson, were unable to maintain a small, mid-game, lead Tuesday night at Aviators Stadium, losing 5-2 to the River City Rascals, who have now won eight straight.  

Down 1-0, the Aviators were able to take a lead in the bottom of the second. Matt Greener led off with a single and went from first to third two batters later on Brian Bistagne's single. With runners on the corners and one down, Michael Hur hit a ball deep into the gap in right-center for a triple that scored two and gave Rockford a 2-1 lead, where it stayed until the sixth.
 
Curran Redal doubled to lead off the sixth for River City and was sacrificed to third by Will Block. Two batters later, Steve Carillo singled home Redal to tie the game at two. Carillo stole second base and then scored on an Eric Williams RBI single to put the Rascals up 3-2.
 
River City added two more in the top of the eighth on RBIs by Johnny Morales and Phil Wunderlich that made it a 5-2 game, the eventual final score.
 
Game two of the series begins at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday on "Unused Ticket Night" presented by B 103.
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