Eugene Bests HawksJune 20, 2012 - Northwest League (NWL) Boise Hawks
Corey Adamson lined a two-run single with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie, giving the Ems the lead for good. Chris Burke followed with an RBI single to push the lead to 6-3.
The Hawks closed the gap to 6-4 in the eighth on an RBI single by Marco Hernandez and had runners at first and third, but Jeimer Candelario grounded into an inning ending double play.
Eugene jumped out to a 2-0 lead early on, as Burke lined an RBI single in the second, with Dane Phillips scoring on a throwing error in the third. Trailing 3-1 in the sixth, the Hawks tied the score with one swing, as Candelario golfed a two-run homer off the scoreboard in left.
Mark Picca got the win for the Ems, despite allowing three runs on six hits, while Matthew Chabot picked up his first save. Alberth Martinez went 4-for-4 in the victory, with Burke and River Stevens added three hits in the 16-hit Eugene attack.
Shawon Dunston Jr., Xavier Batista, and Candelario each had two hits in the loss for the Hawks.
Game 2 of the series is tomorrow night at 7:15 p.m., with James Pugliese meeting Chris Fetter.
NOTES - The Hawks recorded a season-high 10 hits in the loss, while allowing a season-high 16 hits...Gioskar Amaya had an RBI triple in the fourth, his league-leading second triple of the season...starter Jose Arias lasted three innings, allowing an unearned run on six hits - the shortest start by a Boise starter this season...the Hawks made five roster moves prior to the game, as catcher Justin Marra was sent to the Arizona Rookie League, while pitcher Joe Zeller was sent to Boise from Advanced-A Daytona, along with three 2012 Draft Picks - catchers Lance Rymel (28th Round, Rogers State) and Chadd Krist (9th Round, Cal), and infielder Stephen Bruno (7th Round, Virginia)...Krist had his first professional hit with a single in the third.
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