“Rock” Off Magic at Memorial Stadium
After another untimely error put the Boise Hawks three outs away from a 1-6 start, the wand that is Memorial Stadium Magic was waved in the bottom of the ninth inning – as a two-run rally gave the squad their first home win, 5-4 over Eugene.
Below are the highlights from our MILB.tv feed (courtesy of Fiberpipe)…we appologize for the buffering issues on the video broadcast and hope to have it fixed by Friday night.
Jeimer Candelario hit a tough 1-2 pitch into right field to score Gioskar Amaya (who hit his NWL leading third triple of the season with one out), and after a Willson Contreras single, Rock Shoulders blasted a drive to the warning track in left – well deep enough to score pinch runner Brian Inoa with the winner.
It gave Hayden Simpson his first win – in possibly one of his best appearances in his young career, going four innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit, one walk, and tying a career-high with seven strikeouts.
Despite squandering opportunities all night, the Hawks gutted out the win – moving out of the cellar in the East (as Spokane lost in extra innings for a second-straight night in Everett).
NOTES – Stephen Bruno recorded his first professional hit, an infield single in the second inning…Eduardo Gonzalez stole the first base of the season for the Hawks in the sixth, swiping third…the Hawks are expected to receive a pair of players on rehab stints tomorrow from Mesa – as left-handed pitcher Zach Rosscup and right-handed pitcher Su-Min Jung will join the team (both currently are on the 7-day DL with the Daytona Cubs)…former Hawk, Kyler Burke, was promoted today to the Daytona Cubs (from Peoria), while Rebel Ridling was sent from Tennessee to Daytona…another former Hawk, Richard Jones, was released.