Boise, ID: The Boise Hawks responded in a forceful way on Sunday night after taking a tough loss in 10 innings on Saturday.
The Hawks fought back with a 10-6 win against the Tri-City Dust Devils and were able to tie the series and keep their division hopes alive. Every south division team won on Sunday, so the Hawks needed a win or else they would fall back a game to everyone in the south.
They did just that by coming back from being down 3-0 after four innings. Boise scored once in the 5th, four times in the 6th, three in the 7th, and twice in the 8th to take the win. The game winning hit was a two-run home run from Sean Bouchard. Bouchard has been on a tear since debuting for the Hawks a few weeks ago. He came in today with a batting average over .400 and now finishes with three home runs and over 10 RBI.
Boise also received a good night from Bret Boswell. Boswell finished 2-5 with a triple, a home run and three RBI. That long ball was Boswell's fourth of the year. That is now second on the team behind Daniel Jipping who has eight.
Earning the win for the Hawks was left hander Alec Byrd. Byrd worked out of a tight 2nd and 3rd base jam in the 7th inning to get the Hawks out of the inning with a 5-5 tie. He was the active pitcher during Bouchard's home run. Finishing it off for Boise was Mike Bunal, who earned the save. Starter Ryan Luna took a no decision after going six innings and allowing four runs on five hits.
The Hawks will now come back again tomorrow looking for back-to-back wins. Game-time is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. MT. Pearson McMahan will take the ball for Boise in his second pro start.
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