Hawks end Indians' streak on Hulett's milestone night
Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 11:45 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. -- You can’t win them all.
The Spokane Indians dropped its first nine-inning game of the season, 8-4, against the Boise Hawks (4-9) in front of 4,233 fans at Avista Stadium. The Indians (10-2) still remain in control of the North Division with a 3 ½ game lead over the Vancouver Canadians (7-6).
The loss comes in Tim Hulett's 543rd game as Spokane's manager, the most in Indians' history.
Spokane had an early 3-1 lead in the third inning thanks to RBIs from Saquan Johnson, Eduard Pinto and Alberto Triunfel. Pinto now leads the Northwest League with 12 RBIs on the season.
Boise collected seven hits and four runs, three earned, against Indians starter Derek Thompson. Thompson, taking his second loss of the season, gave up two home runs, one in the first inning and a two-run shot later in the fourth. Thompson was relieved by Erik Swanson, a 2014 eighth-round draft pick making his professional debut, in the fifth inning. Swanson pitched a 1-2-3 sixth with one punch out. Ryan Ledbetter came on in the seventh inning, but scattered four hits and four runs which put the game out of reach.
Alberto Triunfel knocked in Zach Cone in the ninth inning for the team’s final tally. Triunfel is hitting .256 in the season.