(Memorial Stadium - Boise, ID) - LHP Wilfri Aleton went five scoreless innings while SS Kevin Vicuna recorded eight defensive assists to help Vancouver remain undefeated on its current seven-game road trip we the Canadians topped Boise 4-1 to open up a five-game series in Idaho.
The Canadians would score three runs in the top of the 1st inning with C Riley Adams, 1B Kacy Clemens and 3B Bryan Lizardo collecting RBI's to open the scoring. Vancouver would add a fourth run in the top of the 2nd inning when SS Kevin Vicuna hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring LF Brandon Polizzi.
Boise's only run of the game came in the bottom of the 2nd inning when Vancouver starter LHP Brody Rodning walked LF Dan Jipping and later allowed a double off the bat of 2B Bret Boswell to cut the Canadians lead to 4-1.
From there, pitching took center stage for the Canadians as LHP Wilfri Aleton (2-1) went five scoreless innings and LHP Jake Fishman (1.0IP) and LHP Grayson Huffman (1.0IP) followed with two more scoreless frames to push Vancouver to a 5th straight victory, third in a row away from Scotiabank Field and 15th of the season.
Vancouver got multi-hit nights from CF Reggie Pruitt (2-for-5); SS Kevin Vicuna (2-for-3) and C Riley Adams (2-for-4) as the Canadians were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, leaving six on-base.
With the victory, Vancouver moves 2 ½ games clear of Tri-City who opened a five-game series in Eugene on Thursday. The Canadians will play game two of this series on Friday, July 7th at 6:15pm pacific with the game available on-line at www.canadiansbaseball.com.
Vancouver returns to historic Scotiabank Field on Wednesday, June 12th to open up an eight-game homestand against both Spokane (July 12-14) and Hillsboro (July 15-19) with tickets available at www.canadiansbaseball.com.
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