An offensive showdown of 26 combined runs were what fans at Memorial Stadium Friday night as the Boise Hawks (Short Season A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) won 14-12 over the Tri-City Dust Devils (Short Season A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.)
Boise scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning. Michael Toglia reached on a fielding error that scored Isaac Collins, tying it at 1-1. Trevor Boone then drove in Toglia to make it 2-1, then Ezequiel Tovar followed in the next at-bat with an RBI-single sending it 3-1 Boise. After a walk to Tyler Plantier, Daniel Cope hit a 2-RBI single to make it 5-1 in favor of the Hawks. Vladimir Dilone then gathered an RBI as well and advanced to second on an error. Collins then finalized the inning with an RBI-single making it 7-1, then was caught stealing at second but Dilone scored on the throw, giving Boise an 8-1 lead.
In the second inning, Plantier singled an gathered an RBI that scored Tovar and made it 9-1 Boise.
The Hawks would then score three runs in the bottom of the third inning that would break their record of runs scored in a game on the season. They led 12-3 after the third, beating their previous record of 11 runs scored in a single game.
The Hawks were able to work out of the top of the ninth inning when Tri-City hit a grand slam that made it 14-12.
Saturday will be the conclusion of the three-game series with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.