(Memorial Stadium - Boise, ID) - A critical error from Boise catcher Austin Bernard saw him sail a throw down the right field line with the bases loaded to help Vancouver score four in the top of the 10th inning to pull out a 7-3 victory on Friday night down in Idaho. The win, pushes Vancouver to 16-7 (.696) on the season.
Vancouver had four players with multi-hit nights as CF Reggie Pruitt's 3-for-5 night took center stage as his season as dramatically turn around. The Canadians speedster also stole a sure base hit late the kept the game tied heading into extra innings. Other Canadians with multi-hit nights included SS Kevin Vicuna (3-for-5); DH Riley Adams (2-for-5); and 2B Cullen Large (2-for-5) as Vancouver pounded out 14 hits on the night.
Five pitchers combined for the victory with Donnie Sellers getting the start for the Canadians. The right-hander selected in the 11th Round of this year's MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays went three innings allowing just one run on three hits before giving way to 12th rounder RHP Matt Shannon who threw two scoreless innings. RHP Brayden Bouchey struggled over his lone inning allowing the Hawks to even things at 3-3 as the White Rock, B.C. native allowed two runs on three hits and a walk. RHP Orlando Pascual (3.0IP) and LHP Miguel Burgos (1.0IP) were fantastic down the stretch as they combined for four scoreless innings with each of them limiting Boise to a lone hit.
Vancouver's rally in the 10th inning saw the four hitters reach base as C Matt Morgan (error), CF Reggie Pruitt (single), SS Kevin Vicuna (single) and 1B Kacy Clemens (bases loaded walk) all helped the Canadians regain the lead at 4-3. DH Riley Adams then came up and hit a ball out to Boise SS Ryan Metzler who threw it home for the force out at the plate and catcher Austin Bernard then tried to throw up the first base line to double up Adams, however, his throw sailed into right field allowing two more runs to score putting the game out of reach.
With the win, Vancouver moves to 16-7 through 23 first half games, and also move 2 ½ games clear of Tri-City in the North Division. Vancouver has also rattled off a season-high six wins in a row and remain undefeated both in this current five-game series and on this current seven-game road trip.
Vancouver plays game three of this series on Saturday at 7:15pm mountain time, 6:15pm pacific as they look to win their seventh consecutive game. Note: The last time Vancouver won seven straight games was between July 31st and August 6th 2014.
The Canadians return to Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on Thursday, July 12th, at 7:05pm as they 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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