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Feltner’s Arm, Spokane Bats Lead Way in 8-3 win

June 6, 2021

SPOKANE, Wash. – Everything was working for the Spokane Indians Saturday night. Starter Ryan Feltner threw another quality start while seven different Indians drove in runs for an 8-3 victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils. Spokane earns its third win of the series, clinching at least a series split with

SPOKANE, Wash. – Everything was working for the Spokane Indians Saturday night. Starter Ryan Feltner threw another quality start while seven different Indians drove in runs for an 8-3 victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils. Spokane earns its third win of the series, clinching at least a series split with a chance at taking the series on Sunday.

­TOP PERFORMERS

  • Ryan Feltner threw his second-consecutive quality start to pick up his second win. The former Ohio State Buckeye allowed three earned runs while striking out six over 6.1 innings.
  • *_AJ Lewis *_reached base three times in the win, including an RBI double in the 4th inning. It was just his second hit of the season and third RBI.
  • Boby Johnson, Dugan Darnell, and Jared Biddy combined for 2.2 shutout innings, allowing just one hit. The Indians’ bullpen hasn’t surrendered a run in the last two nights.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Seven different Indians earned RBIs on Saturday. Six of Spokane’s eight runs were driven in with two outs.
  • *_Aaron Schunk *_only has five hits in five games against Tri-City but two are home runs. Schunk went deep in the 8th for a two-run bomb and has driven in five runs this series.
  • *_Willie MacIver *_hit his sixth home run with a solo blast in the third inning. The dinger ties Michael Toglia for the team lead and ranks second in all the High-A West. The Washington Husky has at least one hit in 17 of his last 20 games.

KEY MOMENT

The Indians were leading the Dust Devils 2-0 in the top of the 4th inning when Ryan Feltner surrendered a two out RBI single to Kyle Kasser. Although Tri-City got on the board, Felter responded by striking out the very next batter, Brandon White, in three pitches. The Spokane bats built off Feltner’s response in the bottom half with two more runs to take a 4-1 lead. The Indians cruised from there.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

The Eugene Emeralds clinched a series win over the Vancouver Canadians with a 7-4 win Saturday night. The Ems have won five of their last six games.

The Hillsboro Hops and Everett AquaSox were rained out on Saturday. The two teams will make up the game with a doubleheader on Sunday with game one starting at 2:05 p.m.

NEXT GAME AT AVISTA STADIUM

Spokane concludes its six-game series with Tri-City on Sunday at Avista Stadium. Left-hander Nick Bush will take the mound for the Indians, looking to avenge his loss in game one of the series. First pitch for Sunday’s game is at 5:09 p.m. The Avista Stadium gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Get your tickets by CLICKING HERE.