(Memorial Stadium - Boise, ID) - As hot as the Canadians started this seven-game road trip they finished it just as cool. Vancouver's bats went silent on the same night that the pitching got pounded as Boise took the finale of a five-game series 13-1 on Monday evening down in Idaho.
Boise pounded out four home runs on the night with C Sam Tidaback hitting a grand slam off of Canadians reliever RHP Brayden Bouchey in the bottom of the 7th inning. 1B Sam Bouchard and LF Stephen Cardullo hit three-run home runs in the 2nd and 3rd inning respectively while J.B. Moss hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 8th to seal the lopsided victory that sent the Canadians to 16-10 on the season.
Canadians DH Riley Adams and 2B Cullen Large managed a double each in the loss as Vancouver was limited to just five hits on Monday as six Hawks pitchers combined to slow down the C's offense with Jesse Lepore picking up his first win of the season while RHP Dalton Rodriguez took his third loss of the season, and tenth as a Vancouver Canadians pitcher dating back to 2016.
With the loss, Vancouver's lead in the Northwest League drops to two games up on Tri-City with just 12 games remaining. The Canadians now head into the first off-day of the season and will return to Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:05pm to open up an eight game homestand with Spokane (July 12-14) and Hillsboro (July 15-19) on tap. Tickets available at www.canadiansbaseball.com.
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