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Published July 09, 2013, 06:15 PM

First-year RedHawk making a big impression

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The only other place in the area with great food and great outdoor entertainment tonight is over in North Fargo at Newman Outdoor Field. But, the RedHawks will be trying to get back that home-field advantage because for the first time in over a month they've lost two straight home games.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The only other place in the area with great food and great outdoor entertainment tonight is over in North Fargo at Newman Outdoor Field. But, the RedHawks will be trying to get back that home-field advantage because for the first time in over a month they've lost two straight home games.

One guy that could really help do some damage in tonight's series finale with Sioux City is Ronnie Bourquin. The Hawks starting third baseman has hit 6 home runs this season and leads the team with a .308 batting average to go with his 25 RBI. Safe to say, Bourquin is making a good impression in his first year with the Hawks.

Ronnie Bourquin, RedHawks 3rd Baseman: “I'm just seeing the ball pretty well. I'm trying to keep the same approach that I've kept all year. I've been able to get some pitches up in the zone and I've been able to put a good swing on it and drive it.”

Doug Simunic, RedHawks Manager: “Ron Bourquin has been a big defensive surprise. I didn't know that he played defense that good. This year he has taken walks instead of striking out. Last year he was second in the year in striking out; not to say he's not going to strike out anymore, he's probably going to. But, he's been a big surprise. I bat him seventh and he hasn't said a word about it.”

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