(Memorial Stadium - Boise, ID) - Boise LF Daniel Jipping has eight hits this Northwest League season and six of them are home runs as his 6th of the summer sank Vancouver on Sunday as the Canadians dropped their second straight, 3-2 to the Hawks out at Memorial Stadium.
Vancouver starter RHP Juan Nunez was not at his best as he walked six and hit another allowing Boise to strike for a pair of runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning with LF Daniel Jipping (single) and 2B Jose Rodriguez (groundout) collecting RBI in the frame.
The Canadians kept Boise at bay until the bottom of the 6th when Jipping hit his 6th of the season off of LHP Miguel Burgos to lead off the inning. LHP Jake Fishman pitched two scoreless in relief, striking out three to keep the game within reach.
Vancouver didn't get on the board until the top of the 8th inning when SS Kevin Vicuna managed a one-out single and later scored on an RBI base hit from C Riley Adams to cut the lead to 3-1. The Canadians would get a leadoff triple from 3B Bryan Lizardo in the top of the 9th and he scored on a RBI single from LF Norberto Obeso , but with the tying run on base, Boise closer Juan pena came into the game and struck out both CF Reggie Pruitt and SS Kevin Vicuna to seal the Hawks victory.
With the loss, Vancouver falls to 16-9 (.640) through 25 first half games and catch a major break as every team in the North Division fell on Sunday meaning the Canadians are up three games on Tri-City, and seven on both Spokane and Everett with 13 first-half games remaining.
The Canadians play the rubber match of this five-game series on Monday, July 10th at 7:15pm in hopes of snapping this current two-game losing streak.
Vancouver Canadians Baseball returns to historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:05pm as they open up an eight-game home stand against Spokane (July 12-14) and Hillsboro (July 15-19) with tickets available at www.canadiansbaseball.com. All games can be heard live at www.canadiansbaseball.com.
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