Yakima Rocked By Boise, 13-5Posted: Updated:
PASCO, Wash. -- Brendan Duffy hit his first professional homerun, but the Boise Hawks took the lead for good on a grand slam by Sean Hoorelbeke as part of a seven-run third inning in a 13-5 win over the Yakima Bears Sunday night at Yakima County Stadium.
The Bears took an early 3-0 lead, taking advantage of four first-inning walks with sacrifice flies by Anthony Smith and Ramon Castillo, both driving in runs on close plays at the plate. Yakima scored a run in-between those sac flies when Duffy scored from third on a throwing error by catcher Micahel Brenly trying to gun down Alfredo Marte stealing second. Yakima added another run in the second on David Cooper's RBI triple to centerfield to make it 4-0.
Hoorelbeke's grand slam to left-centerfield with two outs followed an RBI double by Drew Rundle. Kyler Burke added a two-run homerun to centerfield to cap off the inning. Boise added a run in the fifth on Ryan Keedy's RBI double and two in the sixth on Ryan Flaherty's two-run double to make it 10-4.
Duffy hit his first professional homerun over the right-centerfield wall for a solo shot to make it 10-5. He reached base three times and scored two runs.
Boise tacked on three in the ninth on RBI doubles by Brenly and Rundle and an RBI groundout by Josh Vitters, with Andrew Fie making a nice diving play at third on the ground ball.
The Bears host the Hawks in the second of the three-game series Monday night at 7:05 p.m., with Houston Summers on the mound for Yakima.