Boise welcomes back Hawks with win
After a long eight-game road trip, a nice crowd of 2,425 fans on a Tuesday night welcomed Boise’s Boys of Summer back to the Treasure Valley, and the Hawks did not disappoint, logging 18 hits in a 13-7 victory over the Everett Aquasox.
Leading the charge was catcher Richard Jones (pictured left), who had his best game in a Boise uniform, going 4-for-5 with a double and a key three run home run (listen to the call
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Other Hawks had big games – as D.J. Fitzgerald (pictured right stealing second) got the club off to a great start launching a long home run in the second inning (listen to the call
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PLAYING LONGBALL: Facing the team with the most home runs in the league, the Hawks have done most of their longball damage against the Frogs, smacking six of their 13 homers this season against Everett…tonight marked just the second time this season that Boise had hit two homers in a game…conversely, the Northwest League’s HR leader, Gerardo Avila, was knocked from the game by a 90-mile per hour fastball by Jon Nagel off the batting helmet in the second inning…no word on his condition.
THE BACON: Ryan Sontag retired both left-handed hitters he faced in relief, with lefties now 0-for-24 against Sontag in 2009…each of the first eight hitters in the Hawks order had at least one hit, while the No. 9 hitter, Jose Valdez, had two walks and was aboard four times.
COMING UP: Expect a big crowd on Wednesday night for Family Feast Night, coupled with our annual Latino Night.