Dust Devils win 5-4 victory
BOISE, Idaho - Anthony Aguilera scored on a contested fielders' choice in the top of the 11th inning, helping the Tri-City Dust Devils to a 5-4 victory over the Boise Hawks, before 2,507 fans at Memorial Stadium.
A leadoff single by Aguilera in the 11th and a walk to Yafistel Roja put Tri-City in business, as Zach Osborne sacrificed the duo to second and third. After Bryce Shafer got Patrick Hutcheson to hit a comebacker to the mound for the second out, the righty got Francisco Sosa to ground to third. Jeimer Candelario went to tag Roja going by but missed (with the runner running into the infield grass) - allowing Aguilera to score the go-ahead run.
Boise got the leadoff man on in the bottom of the inning, but Shawon Dunston Jr. was picked off of first to end the game.
The Hawks took an early 2-0 lead in the first on a Chadd Krist RBI single and a Willson Contreras RBI ground out, but the Dust Devils would plate two in the fourth and Hutcheson would single home a run in the fifth to give Tri-City the lead. An RBI single by Contreras and a Bijan Rademacher RBI double in the bottom of the fifth gave Boise a 4-3 edge.
Tri-City would tie it in the seventh, as Osborne singled home Roja, who led off with a walk and stole second.
Seth Willoughby got the win for Tri-City, throwing two shutout innings, allowing two hits, while Bryce Shafer took the loss, allowing a run on two hits in two innings.
Osborne went 3-for-5 for Tri-City, with Derek Jones adding a pair of hits. Candelario, Contreras, Krist, and Rademacher each had two hits for Boise.
The Hawks hit the road tomorrow for a three-game series at first-place Yakima, with Tayler Scott meeting Alexander Carreras at 8:05 p.m. (MT).
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