Published On: June 9th, 2024

Rockford, IL – June 8, 2024 –The Rivets were put into a hole early and could not recover from the early defect. After the early struggles, the Rivet pitching staff settled in and held the Leprechauns scoreless for 5 straight innings.

Rockford attempted a late game rally with two runs in both the 8th and 9th inning but came up short.

Tommy Townsend continued his hot streak with 2 RBIs with Jack Zebig adding one more. Alex Day recorded five relief innings only allowing one hit with five strikeouts.

Final Score: Rockford Rivets 4, Royal Oak Leprechauns 9

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The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Entering its’ 31st season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 26 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, over 350 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (TEX), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (STL) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (ATL). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2023 World Series Champion, 2021 and 2023 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner, and two-time All-MLB first-team shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rivets as your favorite team.

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