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Rivets use suicide squeeze to squeak past Chinooks


The Rockford Rivets fell behind early against the Lakeshore Chinooks, but put on their rally caps and picked up their fourth straight win to start the second half of their inaugural season, winning 5-4 in Loves Park.

Hunter Steinmetz stole the show with his speed, taking advantage of a wild pitch in the third inning to tie Lakeshore, 3-3. The Chinooks raced out to a 3-0 lead before the Rivets erased that deficit.

Steinmetz started the seventh inning with a double, moved to third, and then raced home on a suicide squeeze by David Cronin for a 4-3 lead, an advantage the Rivets wouldn't give up before a packed house on hand for Star Wars Night and a fireworks show.

The Rivets now hit the road for two games against Battle Creek before returning home next Tuesday against Lakeshore.

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