Boise Hawks fall to Spokane in 11; return to Boise on Tuesday

STATESMAN STAFFJune 25, 2013 

— Chris Garia hit a two-run, walk-off home run — his third homer in two games against Boise — and the Indians beat the Hawks 5-3 in 11 innings Monday night.

The Hawks (4-7) have lost four consecutive games, while Spokane ended an 11-game losing streak in extra innings.

The Hawks tied the game in the top of the ninth inning when left-fielder Shawon Dunston Jr.'s groundout scored shortstop Carlos Penalver. After working out of jams in the ninth and 10th innings, the Hawks couldn't escape the 11th when Matt Iannazzo (0-1) hung a change over the plate and Garia deposited the ball over the left-field wall.

Abel De Los Santos tossed three innings of two-hit ball to pick up the win for the Indians. Garia went 3-for-5.

New addition and designated hitter Jacob Hannemann of BYU had a three-hit game for the Hawks, including two doubles, with Penalver and third baseman Danny Lockhart each recording two hits.

NOTES: Center fielder Kevin Encarnacion extended his hit streak to eight, with Penalver extending his hit streak to seven. ... Corbin Hoffner extended his scoreless innings streak to nine with three shutout innings. ... The Hawks closed out their five-game series in Spokane, and return to Boise on Tuesday to begin a six-game homestand against Hillsboro and Eugene. The Hawks will start James Pugliese for Tuesday's game at 7:15 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. ... Boise's Paul Blackburn was named Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for games from June 14-23, announced Monday by MILB.com. Blackburn did not record a decision in his two starts, but posted a 0.00 ERA in 10 innings. The supplemental first-round pick from the 2012 draft tossed five innings of one-hit ball, striking out eight in his Hawks debut June 15 at Eugene, followed by a five-inning stint in Spokane on Friday, allowing an unearned run on four hits, walking one and striking out four.

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