Former Borah High and Boise Little League star Stephen Fife outpitched two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay on Tuesday night in his major-league debut at Dodger Stadium.
Fife, called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier in the day to make a spot start, allowed one run on four hits and three walks in six innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. He struck out one.
The Dodgers led 2-1 when he left the game, but the bullpen couldnt hold on leaving Fife, 25, with a no-decision in the 3-2 loss.
Fife who first came to prominence as part of the South Central Boise team that reached the 1999 Little League World Series is the first player born in the Treasure Valley to play in a major-league game in 21 years, according to baseball-almanac.com.
Vance Law, who made his final appearance in 1991, was born in Boise but attended Provo (Utah) High.
Its less clear the last time a local high school player made the big leagues. Rick Bauer of Centennial High last pitched in 2008.
Fife likely is headed back to the minors soon. He replaced Chad Billingsley, who missed a start with an injury but is expected to return to the rotation Monday.
Fife was a third-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in 2008 and was traded to the Dodgers last year. He is 7-5 with a 4.53 ERA this season with Triple-A Albuquerque, including 4-1 since May 30.
Meanwhile, in Boise, former Caldwell High and College of Idaho standout Izaac Garsez joined the Hawks and started in right field Tuesday. Garsez was promoted from Mesa of the Arizona Rookie League to replace Bijan Rademacher, who was promoted to Peoria of the Midwest League with a .399 batting average.
The Chicago Cubs drafted Garsez in the 30th round last month. He hit .273 with three triples, a home run and eight RBIs in 13 games with Mesa.
He grounded out to second base on the first pitch he saw in a Hawks uniform and finished the game against Yakima 0-for-4.
Garsez is the fourth Treasure Valley high school product to play for the Hawks since 2003.
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