Garia homers twice as Indians win third straight

Garia homers twice as Indians win third straight

Credit: James Snook

Garia homers twice as Indians win third straight

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by Spokane Indians

KREM.com

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 9:58 PM

SPOKANE -- The Spokane Indians offense awoke in front of 3,565 fans, as the Indians scored a season-high eight runs at home against Boise, beating the Hawks 8-6.

Centerfielder Christopher Garia belted Spokane's first two home runs of the season in his first two at-bats, both of them over the left-field fence into the Pepsi Porch.

David Ledbetter, making his first start in Spokane, allowed four hits and no runs in four innings of work. The Cedarville University product also struck out five batters before John Straka took over in the top of the fifth inning. Justin Sprenger finished off the Hawks in the bottom of the ninth, as he earned his first save of the season in dramatic fashion, stranding three base runners.

Janluis Castro keeps improving on the young season, as the Spokane Indians third baseman had two RBI on four at-bats. He is now hitting .314 on the season. Cam Schiller also added his fourth double of the season and plated two runs on the night.

Kevin Torres made his name stand out in the box score once again, as he made his first start at first base for the Indians. Torres ripped a hard single to right field in the bottom half of the fifth, sending Ryan Cordell across home plate.

Tomorrow, Monday, June 24th, the Indians will finish off the five-game series against the Boise Hawks at 6:30 p.m.

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