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Hawks earn wild victory

August 12, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Boise Hawks News Release

BOISE, Idaho - A five-run second inning rally helped the Boise Hawks to a wild 7-5 victory over the Eugene Emeralds before 3,197 fans at Memorial Stadium.

After the Ems took a 4-1 lead in the second on a Kyle Gaedele inside-the-park grand slam home run, Boise had their first five batters of the bottom of the frame reach base to chase Eugene starter James Needy. Wes Darvill led off with a single, moving to third on a Willson Contreras double. Oliver Zapata hit a roller to second that was bobbled by Justin Miller - reaching on the error, as Darvill scored to cut the margin to 4-2. Zeke Devoss singled home a run, with Pin-Chieh Chen doubling home the tying run. A Ryan Cuneo sacrifice fly gave the Hawks a 5-4 lead, with Chen capping the inning by scoring on a wild pitch.

It was enough for the Hawks bullpen, as three pitchers combined to allow just one run over seven innings. Joe Zeller tossed two and two-thirds innings of relief for the win, starting a key 1-5-3 double play in the seventh inning with his club coaxing a two-run lead. Bryce Shafer got the final three outs for his tenth save of the year.

DeVoss went 3-for-4 for the Hawks, scoring on a wild pitch in the first to give Boise the early lead. However, Hawks starter Willengton Cruz walked the bases loaded in the second, with Gaedele lining a ball into the left-center gap, just out of the reach of Chen - circling the bases to give the visitors the lead, part of a 2-for-3 night.

Game 4 of the series is tomorrow evening, with Ben Wells locking up with Johnny Barbato at 7:15 p.m.


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