Hawks Get by Dust Devils, 3-2Posted: Updated:
PASCO, Wash. -- In their first game back at Gesa Stadium in a week, the Tri-City Dust Devils fell to the East Division leading Boise Hawks, 3-2. The Dust Devils scored first, with a fifth-inning solo home run, but failed to drive in any more runs. The Hawks responded with a three run inning in the top of the sixth that would see them to victory.
Tri-City (6-6) starter Vianney Mayo looked great in his third start of the season, going 4 1/3 scoreless innings and lowering his earned run average to a spectacular 1.54. He also struck out four while walking one and allowing four hits on the night. Getting the loss for the Dust Devils was reliever Ching-Lung Lo (2-1). He allowed all three Boise runs on the night, which were also the first three runs he has allowed this season.
Hawks (8-4) starter Yao-Min Wang (2-0) kept his perfect record this season, working 5 1/3 innings and allowing one run on five Dust Devil hits. Keeping the win intact for Wang was a stellar bullpen performance from the Hawks. Relievers Cameron Greathouse, Yilver Sanchez and Bryce Shafer combined to allow one Dust Devil run over the last 3 2/3 innings.
Tallying the first run for Tri-City was shortstop Jeffrey Squier. Squier lined a solo home run to straight away left-field in the fifth inning. He, along with designated hitter Leo Reyes, had two hits on the night to lead the Dust Devils at the plate.