BOISE, ID - An offensive surge for the Boise Hawks (Short Season A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) boosted them to a 10-2 win over the Eugene Emeralds (Short Season A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) in the final game of the series.
Trevor Boone started the scoring train tanking his third home run of the season over the left field wall and made it 1-0 giving the Hawks the lead. Daniel Cope later followed with his first home run of the season and his professional career giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead over Eugene.
In the bottom half of the fourth, Boise exploded with three runs. The first one came off a fielding error with Bladimir Restituyo in the box that scored Yorvis Torrealba. Joe Aeilts later hit into a fielder's choice that scored a run and Vladimir Dilone came home on a wild pitch to make it 5-0 after the fourth.
Eugene would answer with two runs in the top of the sixth inning off an RBI-groundout from Chase Strumpf and an RBI-single from Grayson Byrd to make it 5-2 Boise.
But the runs would pile up once again for the Hawks when four came around in the bottom of the sixth inning. A bunt-single by Restituyo got Bryant Quijada to score, then Aeilts torched a ball into left field for a 2-RBI triple and made it 8-2. Cope would punch another RBI off a single that gave Boise a 9-2 lead.
Another run came across for the Hawks in the bottom of the seventh inning and finished out the night with a 10-2 win.
Boise will take on the Spokane Indians in the first of a three-game series Sunday at 5:15.
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