Long Ball helps Hawks to Win
Last season, the Hawks did not hit their first home run of the season at home until July – and only had two games with more than one homer (they hit two at Everett in early August, and two at home vs. Everett in mid-August). Tonight against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, the Hawks went deep twice – Richard Jones a solo shot in the third and Alvaro Ramirez a two-run bomb in the fifth, as Boise topped S-K, 6-2. (Watch the highlights of the night,thanks to the Boise Hawks YouTube Package)
The win for the Hawks moved the club a game above the .500 mark for the second time this season – alone in second-place in the NWL East, behind front-running Tri-City.
Jones and Ramirez each had two hits in the win, with rookie Jeff Vigurs logging a 3-for-4 game – the first three-hit game by a Boise player this season.
Tarlandus Mitchell was wildly effective in his 2010 debut, throwing four shutout innings, allowing just one hit – but walking four men along the way. The righty worked out of a pair of jams – getting ground ball outs with two men in scoring position in both the second and fourth to end the frame.
Marcos Perez got the win, tossing four innings of four-hit ball, fanning four – using a good change up and curveball.
Tomorrow marks the second time through the rotation, as John Mincone looks to rebound after a rocky start in Yakima – taking the ball at 7:15 p.m.