Boise, ID: The Boise Hawks will go into the All-Star break with back-to-back wins.
After losing 10 straight, the Hawks are looking like their true selves again now with back-to-back wins against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Tonight, they got it done with a barrage of base hits with 14 on the night to combine for 10 runs.
For the second straight day, Boise put four runs on the Volcanoes in the 5th inning and scored in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th on their way to their 21st win of the season. The Hawks fell behind in the 1st inning 1-0, but had no problem coming back in the game against Salem-Keizer pitching.
Leading the way for the Hawks were J.B. Moss and LJ Hatch. Moss went 4-5 on the night with four singles, two RBI, and three runs scored. Hatch picked up his first two pro hits to go along with his first pro RBI. Hawks starter Nick Kennedy earned his first professional win after a dazzling start. He went five innings and allowed just one run on five hits while striking out two.
Boise now is beginning to rally after dropping to last place in the south division for the 2nd half. The Hawks will get a break with the All-Star Game this week and then will be back on Thursday to face the Tri-City Dust Devils in Tri-City for a five-game series. The Hawks will send Steven Linkous and Daniel Jipping to the All-Star Game to represent the Northwest League.
Boise has just two more home-stands left to go on the 2017 season. They will play eight games at home in August, and three in September. They will take the back-to-back wins into the break and will look for more against the Dust Devils on Thursday.
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