Spokane, WA - It was a true team effort.
The Spokane Indians scored a season-high 16 runs on a season-high 19 hits as all players reached base safely in a 16-4 drubbing of the visiting Tri-City Dust Devils in front of 4,591 fans at Avista Stadium on Baseball Hat Giveaway presented by Pepsi, Arby's and The Inlander.
Third baseman Juremi Profar, who is now second in the league in RBI with 21, knocked in three runs on three hits to push his average to .294. Second baseman Seth Spivey continued his hitting tear, notching four more knocks, and a walk, to improve his league-leading batting average to a skyrocketing .380. Both Luke Tendler and Eduard Pinto added in three RBI on the night thanks to two hits apiece.
The reigning Northwest League Player of the Week, Jose Trevino, added three hits and two RBI, Zach Cone collected two hits and two walks, and Fernando Vivili hit in a run with one of his two hits.
The haunting began instantly for the Dust Devils as the Indians scored seven runs in the first frame. Tri-City starter Ryan Warner - a 2013 Northwest League All-Star - gave up all seven runs while recording just one out before being relieved by Dylan Thompson. Thompson gave up five runs in the third, and the bullpen allowed two runs in both the fifth and seventh innings.
Indians starter Andrew Barnett pitched five innings and allowed four runs - three of them in his fifth and final inning. Darrell Hunter, Chris Dula and Luis Pollorena finished off the final four innings while not allowing a single run and only three base runners.
The Indians will resume play tomorrow, Wednesday, July 9th, is Baseball Vacation Sweepstakes presented by Azteca Mexican Restaurants, Rock 94 ½ and ESPN 700/ESPN 1080. Come join the Spokane Indians and enter for your chance to win a Baseball Vacation Giveaway including two tickets to a Mariner game, lodging, rental car and spending money! Sign-up at the game or through the Spokane Indians MiLB Inside The Park smart phone app. Stick around after the game and circle the bases courtesy of Supercuts!
Prior to the game, the Spokane Indians will be hosting a free Youth Baseball Clinic presented by LEO's Photography from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Avista Stadium. The clinic is hosted by Spokane Indians players with each child receiving tips on the fundamentals of baseball and an exclusive autograph session with Indians players.
About the Indians
The Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Individual Game Tickets, Group Rates and Ticket Packages for the 2014 Spokane Indians season are now available! To find out more, and to view the 2014 promotional calendar, please visit www.spokaneindians.com or call (509) 343-6886 (OTTO). Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE!
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