Can we get a do-over? Hawks fall to Yakima
After two workouts at Memorial Stadium and a six-hour bus ride to Yakima, the 2010 version of the Boise Hawks made their 2010 Northwest League debut and it was one they’d most likely forget – dropping a 7-0 decision to the Yakima Bears at County Stadium.
It was a lethargic outing for the Hawks – committing four errors – with a couple other calls that might have been ruled errors, while mustering just five singles, with no runner reaching third base.
All the while, former Duke Blue Devil Andrew Wolcott, who began 2010 in the Advanced-A California League, rolled through seven and two-thirds innings of shutout ball – handing the Hawks their fourth season opening loss in five years.
HAWK TALK – The Hawks had the lead-off man aboard in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, but hit into a trio of rally-killing double plays…the squad also saw the umpire crew overturn an out call in the second inning on a come-backer to starter John Mincone, leading to a Yakima run…only Wes Darvill managed a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 in his Northwest League debut…Marcos Perez, Chris Huseby, and Rogelino Carmona each logged a scoreless inning of relief.
ON THE ROAD: On the trip back to the hotel, rain began to fall in the Yakima Valley – which isn’t a great thing for both the Hawks and Bears, as County Stadium is one of the few NWL facilities without an infield tarp…skipper Jody Davis was kidding around trainer A.J. Larson after the game, trying to break a long slump – as the squad has yet to win a road game (going 0-for on the road in extended spring training)
TOMORROW: Marcus Hatley will return to the mound for the first time since being sidelined last season due to Tommy John Surgery…he will pitch two innings, with Juan Serrano making his U.S. debut in the piggy-back start.