Published On: July 3rd, 2016

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Rockford Rivets split a straight doubleheader on Saturday at Simmons Field, with Kenosha left hander Rigo Beltran (Lynn) taking the headlines by tossing a seven inning no-hitter in the nightcap, a 3-0 loss for the Rivets.


Beltran (3-3) did not allow a baserunner until the fifth inning, and struck out eleven while throwing one hundred ten pitches.  Parkland’s Cory Wright (2-1) pitched superbly for Rockford, allowing only five hits and three runs in a six inning performance.


In the June 22nd resumption, the Rivets got to McHenry right hander Andrew Reisinger (1-2) in the second inning.  Ricardo Ramirez (Illinois-Chicago) singled and Braden Williams (Texas Tech) walked before Michael Smith (San Jacinto JC) singled home Ramirez.  Hunter Steinmetz (Missouri State) drove home Williams and Smith to make it 3-0.  The Rivets would add to the lead in the fourth.  Cade Bunnell (Madison Tech) reached on an error and Steinmetz singled before Neal Tyrell (Lewis) and David Cronin (Illinios-Chicago) had run scoring hit and Ramirez scored Tyrell with a groundout to make it 6-0.  Iowa’s Drake Robison (3-2) pitched six innings for the win, while Albany’s Joe Romero picked up his second save with two hitless innings of relief in the 6-3 win.


The Rivets will wrap up their three game series at Kenosha against the Kingfish Sunday night at 5:05 p.m.  Broadcasts and live streams can be found at 





Rockford is a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets), Lucas Duda (Mets) and Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, For more information, visit

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