Eugene, OR: Bailey Clark got his revenge.
After only making it through 0.2 innings on August 8 against the Boise Hawks at Memorial Stadium and taking the loss, he dazzled the PK Park crowd tonight in his second win of the year. Clark threw a masterful five innings of shutout ball against Boise and looked nothing like he did in his setback two weeks earlier.
Boise finished with five hits on the night but they were dispersed throughout the entire game. The Hawks failed to get any real momentum going at any point in the game. Their best opportunity came in the 3rd inning when Steven Linkous and Matt McLaughlin each walked and advanced a bag on a wild pitch. With the runners at 2nd and 3rd and only one out, Danny Edgeworth came to the plate.
After continuing his hitting streak to 19 games earlier in the game, Edgeworth crushed a Clark fastball out to right field. After going back on it to the wall, right fielder Jose Gonzalez reached up and made the catch to rob Edgeworth of his fourth home run of the season. That would have put Boise in front.
After that, Clark settled in. On the other side, Hawks starter Alec Byrd took his first loss of his career after giving up four runs on seven hits in five innings. Jhonny Bethencourt and Gustavo Polanco led the way for the Emeralds after going 2-3 and 3-4 respectfully.
Each team only used two pitchers in the game with Byrd and Tyler Hanson pitching for the Hawks. Clark and right hander Rollie Lacy combined for nine innings for Eugene. For Lacy, it was his Northwest League debut after playing in the Arizona League for much of the season. He tossed four scoreless innings and struck out four.
For the Hawks, they drop to 31-33 overall on the season and Eugene once again takes a one game lead on them in overall winning percentage. Hillsboro beat Salem-Keizer tonight and take a one game lead on Eugene and Boise.
The Hawks will look for the series win in game four tomorrow night at 8:05 p.m. MT. Garrett Schilling will take the ball for the Hawks. Jose Albertos will make his second start against Boise this year for the Emeralds.
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