Pasco, WA: The Boise Hawks were in control for much of the night in game one vs the Tri-City Dust Devils on August 3.
Just not all of it.
Boise got off on the right foot in the 2nd inning and scored three runs to take a commanding 3-0 lead in only 1.5 innings. However, a consistent theme began from the night. Tri-City had an answer.
The Dust Devils scored two runs in the 2nd and then two in the 4th to take a 4-3 lead. The Hawks, however, kept fighting.They scored three more runs to take a 7-4 lead. But again, Tri-City had an answer. They tied the game at 7-7 in the 8th inning by scoring three runs off of Moises Ceja.
They eventually won the game in 11 innings by a score of 8-7 on a walk-off infield single by Robbie Podorsky. The ground ball was hit to Matt McLaughlin at shortstop, but his throw was not in time to catch the runner and Tri-City escaped with a one-run win. Boise saw a chance to climb in the division ranks slip away from them. With a win tonight, they would have been tied for third in the division and only one game back of the lead.
Boise used eight pitchers in the game with Keinter Olivares making the start. Olivares went two innings and allowed two runs. It was Brian Browning that took the loss. Browning only faced two batters, but he gave up a key double to Jalen Washington in the 11th inning. Washington ultimately scored the game winning run on the Podorsky hit off of Ethan Westphal.
Daniel Jipping and Danny Edgeworth each had two hits in the game. Cole Anderson went 1-4 with two RBI.
Boise will come back to play the Dust Devils tomorrow night in game two of this series. Right hander Garrett Schilling will take the ball for the Hawks. First pitch is set for 8:15 p.m. MT.
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