Hawks lose fourth straight

Hawks lose fourth straight
Boise falls to Spokane, 3-2.

SPOKANE, Wash. - Juremi Profar lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning, capping a two-run inning, as the Spokane Indians rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Boise Hawks, before 5,731 fans at Avista Stadium.

With the win, the Indians improved to 7-1 on the season - equaling the 1937 squad for the best start in franchise history.

Trailing 2-1, the Indians got a Seth Spivey double to start the eighth - scoring the tying run on a Luke Tendler RBI single.  Alberto Triunfel followed with a single, with him and Tendler moving up 90 feet when Rashad Crawford over-ran the ball in center.  Profar lifted a 1-1 pitch to deep center to plate Tendler with the winning run.

Tendler, who was 3-for-4 in the win, got Spokane on the board in the first with an RBI single, but the Hawks, who dropped their fourth-straight, evened the ledger on a Varonex Cuevas solo homer leading off the third.

Boise took the lead in the fifth on a Crawford RBI groundout - but left the bases loaded in the fifth and runners at second and third in the seventh.
Game 2 of the series is tomorrow afternoon at 4:35 p.m. (MDT) - with Josh Conway meeting Andrew Barnett.

NOTES - Alex Tomasovich made his Boise debut, going 2-for-4 with a double…Charlie White also made his debut, going 0-for-3 with a hit by pitch and a run scored…the hit by Cuevas ended a season-opening 0-for-16 slump, while Jeffrey Baez ended an 0-for-15 slump with a seventh inning single…Trevor Clifton fanned a career high six in four innings of work…the Hawks are now a combined 1-for-6 in save chances in 2014, after going 20-for-21 in save chances last season.