Boise wins 12-11
BOISE, Idaho - A two-run bottom of the ninth rally, capped by a walk-off Willson Contreras RBI fielders' choice, helped the Boise Hawks close out the 2012 regular season with a wild 12-11 victory over the Everett Aquasox, before a loud crowd of 3,069 fans at Memorial Stadium.
The Hawks, who trailed 11-5 in the fifth inning, picked up their fifth win of the season in their final at bat. Trailing 11-10 in the final frame, Gioskar Amaya tripled with one out and scored on a Marco Hernandez RBI single. After walks to Justin Marra and Dan Vogelbach loaded the bases, Contreras hit a one hopper to Patrick Kivlehan at third to made a diving stop, but his one-hop throw home was not fielded cleanly by catcher Christian Carmichael, allowing Hernandez to score.
Boise took an early 3-0 lead in the first, getting a pair of bases loaded walks and an RBI infield single from Hernandez, but the Aquasox batted around for six runs in the fourth - taking the lead on a Jamodrick McGruder bases loaded single that cleared the bases when the ball was overran in right by Rock Shoulders.
After the Hawks got within 6-5 in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double from Amaya and a Vogelbach run-scoring single, Everett plated five in the fifth - taking advantage of three Boise errors, to grab an 11-5 lead.
Boise would close within 11-9 in the sixth, getting consecutive RBI singles from Vogelbach, Contreras, and Albert Almora - along with a Trey Martin sacrifice fly. Vogelbach added an RBI double in the seventh to get the Hawks within a run.
Rafael Diplan tossed a scoreless ninth for his third win, as Hernandez went 4-for-6 with two RBI, Vogelbach went 3-for-5 with three RBI, and Amaya, Almora, and Shoulders all had two hits.
Kivlehan, Dario Pizzano, Ketel Marte, and Brock Hebert each had two hits in the loss for Everett.
Both team head to the Northwest League Divisional Series' beginning Monday, as Everett travels to Vancouver for a 1:05 p.m. (PT) start, while the Hawks host Yakima at 6:45 p.m. - as Pierce Johnson meets Blake Perry.
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