Boise, ID: The Hawks came to Memorial Stadium on Saturday night to hit.
That's exactly what they did as after dropping the first two games of the series to the Canadians, they rallied back with an 11-3 win over Vancouver to get back to .500 on the year at 12-12.
Boise scored 11 runs on 19 hits in the game and got two home runs as well. Sam Tidaback and Bret Boswell hit long balls in the 8th inning off of Vancouver reliever Bobby Eveld to combine for a five run inning off of the right hander.
Danny Edgeworth had the best night of any Hawk. He drove in four runs in the game and finished 3-4 with two doubles, a single, and an RBI sacrifice fly. Edgeworth now has 12 RBI on the year after his big Saturday night.
Earning the win for the Hawks was George Thanopoulos who pitched the 5th inning after a successful night by the starter Garrett Schilling. Thanopoulos is 1-0 on the season. In Schilling's second professional start, he pitched for innings of shutout ball and only allowed four hits. Schilling has not allowed a run in eight innings pitched this year. He has not earned a win yet, however.
Taking the loss for Vancouver was Jose Espada who started the game. Espada allowed four runs in the game and could not be pulled off the hook for the loss as his team only scored three runs. Espada is now 0-2 on the year.
Tonight was only game three of this five game series with the Canadians. Vancouver took the first two games but Boise will look to tie the series tomorrow as they send Zach Jemiola to the mound. Jemiola is still on his rehab assignment from triple-A Albuquerque.
The game will start at 7:15 p.m. MT. The Hawks will look to gain ground in the Northwest League south division with a win.
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