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Hawks end seven-game road losing streak

July 8, 2012 - Northwest League (NWL) - Boise Hawks News Release

YAKIMA, Wash. - Tayler Scott and Hayden Simpson combined on a six-hit shutout, as the Boise Hawks ended a seven-game road losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Yakima Bears, before 1,392 fans at County Stadium.

Scott picked up his first professional win, tossing six strong innings, allowing just three hits, one walk, and striking out four - helping Boise to their first shutout win since September 1, 2010. Simpson got the final nine outs for his first save, as the Bears did not have a runner reach third base in the loss.

The Hawks jumped on the board in the second inning, as Xavier Batista, mired in a 2-for-30 slump, doubled off the left field wall, scoring Willson Contreras from first for a 1-0 lead. An inning later, Jeimer Candelario blooped an RBI single into left, scoring Gioskar Amaya from third. Boise got insurance in the seventh, as Contreras roped a two-out two-run double to close the scoring.

Candelario went 3-for-5 in the win, with Amaya, Contreras, and Stephen Bruno each logging two hits in the win - the first road win for Boise since June 18. Ronnie Freeman and Kevin Medrano each had two hits in the loss for Yakima, who had a two-game win streak snapped.

Game 2 of the series is tomorrow night, with Ian Dickson getting the start for the Hawks against Yakima lefty Cody Wheeler. Game time has been shifted to 8:05 p.m. (MT) due to extreme temperatures in the Yakima Valley.

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