Boise, ID: The Boise Hawks have now won three straight series this season vs the Eugene Emeralds and are now 6-1 vs the Emeralds this season.
The Hawks came into the game with a chance to jump back into contention in the south division. All they needed to do was win, they got it done. A 10-2 win vs Eugene now gives them two straight blowout wins against Eugene this series. Yesterday was a 12-5 win and today Boise had to play comeback.
A Jhonny Bethencourt RBI single off of starter Alec Byrd in the 1st inning gave them a 1-0 lead but that was all they would get off of Byrd. He dealt four innings of one-run ball in his first professional start.
The Hawks responded in the 2nd inning with four runs of their own against Alex Lange. Lange was the 30th overall selection in this year's draft by the Chicago Cubs. Boise rough Lange up after only 1.2 innings of work. He was pulled after giving up all four runs.
They were not done there, however. In the 5th inning, the Hawks got a RBI double from Danny Edgeworth to score two runs. In the 7th inning, Daniel Jipping hit his first home run since July 18 to make the game 10-1. Jipping hit it to straightaway center off of Eugene reliever Manuel Rodriguez. That now brings his home run total to 10, which leads the league.
Hawks reliever Jesse Lepore picked up the win tonight after three scoreless innings of work. The right hander out of Miami (FL) is not 2-0 on the year and his ERA drops to 8.16. Kyle Cedotal got the final six outs in the game to lead Boise to their 25th overall win.
In tomorrow's game, Boise will go for the second sweep of the season of the Eugene Emeralds. They swept them on the 4th of July series that included the 20 inning game in Eugene. Tomorrow's game is set for 7:15 p.m. MT. Boise will send right hander Garrett Schilling to the mound. He will look for his first pro win.
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