SPOKANE, Wash. - Not since the destruction of the Death Star has there been such a power explosion, but that's exactly what happened on Friday night at Avista Stadium. Three home runs led the way as the Spokane Indians cruised to a 9-2 victory on Star Wars Night presented by
SPOKANE, Wash. - Not since the destruction of the Death Star has there been such a power explosion, but that's exactly what happened on Friday night at Avista Stadium. Three home runs led the way as the Spokane Indians cruised to a 9-2 victory on Star Wars Night presented by KHQ, 93.7 The Mountain, and Nspire Magazine.
BY THE NUMBERS
- The force was strong with Derwin Barreto, who entered the night with just four hits in 27 at-bats with the Indians. The shortstop nearly doubled his hit total, going 3-for-4, which included a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Barreto finished with a career-high four RBI.
- Alexander Ovalles had his first multi-hit performance for Spokane, going 2-for-4 and scoring two runs.
- Billy Layne, Jr. was impressive, most impressive. The right-hander picked up his first win as a member of the Spokane Indians, throwing four shutout innings with a trio of strikeouts. Layne has allowed just one earned run in his last five outings.
KEY MOMENTJonah McReynolds got the offense going in the second inning. On the first pitch of his at-bat, the third baseman blasted a ball to right field for his fifth home run of the season, which ties him with David Garcia and Obie Ricumstrict for the team-high. The "Han" solo shot tied the game at one and sparked a five run inning from Spokane. AROUND THE NWL NORTH DIVISIONWith the win, the Indians now have a one game lead on the Dust Devils in the NWL North Division. Earlier in the day the Everett AquaSox topped the Vancouver Canadians, 8-2. The AquaSox are two games back in the division, while the Canadians have fallen to three games behind. NEXT GAME AT AVISTA STADIUMThe Indians conclude their three-game series with the Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday for Star Wars Night presented by Tire-Rama & Cooper Tires, KEY 101, and The Spokesman-Review. The saga continues! Join us as we once again transform Avista Stadium into a galaxy far, far away. The night will include Star Wars trivia, character appearances, and a special Star Wars jersey auction benefiting the Community Cancer Fund! Get to the stadium early for drink specials during Happy Hour presented by The Inlander from 5:30-6:30! Stick around after the game for Dairy Queen Circle the Bases! Gates open at 5:30 PM with first pitch at 6:30 PM. Tickets for all Spokane Indians home game are available to purchase at the Avista Stadium Ticket Office or at SpokaneIndians.com. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or TicketsWest at 1-800-325-SEAT.
- Spokane pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts tonight, compared to just six by Tri-City. On the season, the Dust Devils lead the league with 546 Ks, while the Indians are just three behind with 543.
- The Indians went 4-for-8 with runs in scoring position while the Dust Devils finished just 1-for-10.
- The 9-2 win clinches the series victory for Spokane. Spokane has now won three-straight series against Tri-City, and their season-series record is tied 7-7.