Hawks Soar Over Dust Devils, 4-3Posted: Updated:
BOISE, Idaho -- Taking advantage of four errors, the Boise Hawks ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils, before 2,654 fans at Memorial Stadium Wednesday night.
The win for the Hawks was their third-straight at home, while the Dust Devils lost for the seventh-straight time.
After a 33-minute rain delay at the outset, Tri-City took an early 1-0 lead on a line-drive homer to left by Chad Jacobsen. However, the Hawks came right back, as Ryan Cuneo lined a two-out RBI single to tie the score at 1-1.
An inning later, Jeff Vigurs reached on a two-base throwing error by Bryce Massanari on a dropped third strike, moving to third on a throwing error by Jayson Langfels on a routine grounder from Elliot Soto. After a wild pitch moved Soto to second, Kyung-Min Na blooped a single down the left-field line to give Boise a 3-1 lead. They would extend it to 4-1 in the fifth on a two-out throwing error from David Hernandez, allowing Richard Jones to score from third.
The Dust Devils got within a run in the seventh on a long two-run homer from Mark Tracy, but the Hawks pen took over. Jordan Latham tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning, with Aaron Kurcz retiring the side in order in the ninth for his fifth save.
Juan Serrano picked up his staff leading fifth win, allowing just three hits in five innings of work for the Hawks. Jones and Jesus Morelli each had two hits for Boise.
Chad Bettis logged his first professional loss for Tri-City, allowing four runs on eight hits in five innings. No Dust Devil had a multi-hit game.
Game 2 of the series is Thursday night, with Eduardo Figueroa meeting Josh Mueller at 7:15 p.m.