G54: Boise take fourth straight after 11-8 win and move into 1st place

By Brendan King / Boise Hawks | August 12, 2017 3:35 AM ET

 

Boise, ID: The Boise Hawks got their revenge.

After being swept by the Everett AquaSox in a five-game series in July, they picked up their first win against the AquaSox this season with an 11-8 win. Even though the Hawks scored 11 runs, the game became dramatic after Everett scored eight unanswered runs from the 5th-8th inning.

Boise got off to a steaming start against Everett starter Jose Santiago. With six runs combined in the first two innings, then five more in the bottom of the 4th, they were in cruise control.

Boise got another great night from their stars. Steven Linkous, Bret Boswell, and Danny Edgeworth all got two hits in the game. Boswell and Edgeworth both drove in a run to bring their RBI totals to 33 and 31, respectfully. Linkous drove in two runs and was on base a total of three times. He also scored two runs himself.

Everything was looking up for the Hawks. Starter Ryan Luna looked to be in-sync with his catcher Austin Bernard and he had thrown four scoreless innings. Then, the top of the 5th started.

Everett exploded suddenly with six runs in the 5th that just piled up one after another. It did not feel like they had rallied that much, because the runs were spaced out. But by the time the inning finished, The Hawks only had a five run lead. Everett added on two more runs throughout the game, but it was not enough. Luna kept on battling through the late innings and was ultimately pulled after 7.2 innings. Moises Ceja came into the game to throw the final 1.1 innings. He earned the four out save for his third of the season.

Luna picked up his second professional win and now moves to 2-3 on the season with an ERA at 4.00. With only two pitchers used, the Hawks bullpen will be fresh as that was only game one of this five game series. Everett used four pitchers in the game.

Tomorrow night's game is set to start at 7:15 p.m. MT. Lefty Nick Kennedy will take the ball for Boise as he will be opposed by another southpaw Oliver Jaskie.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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