The Rockford RiverHawks (29-34) trailed by seven in the third, but the Rockford RiverHawks recovered thanks to a key hit into a fielder's choice in the eighth inning from Greg Van Horn to pull out a 10-9 win over the Normal CornBelters (20-43) at RiverHawks Stadium on Friday.
With the score tied at eight in the eighth inning, Van Horn came to the plate and hit into a fielder's choice.
Van Horn paced the Rockford RiverHawks at the plate. Van Horn went 1-3 and scored two runs. He singled in the seventh inning.
Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 19 total runs and 24 hits during the game. Relief pitchers got their fill of innings during the game, with the opposing managers using eight pitchers in total.
The Rockford RiverHawks held off the Normal CornBelters, as the Normal CornBelters were unable to overcome a two-run eighth inning deficit.
The Normal CornBelters scored one run in the ninth on an RBI single by Tyler Wiesemeyer. Still, the Normal CornBelters couldn't catch the Rockford RiverHawks.
Andrew Armstrong recorded his second win of the year for the Rockford RiverHawks. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered no hits.
Josh Joseph (1-4) took the loss for the Normal CornBelters. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.