KEIZER, Ore. — Outfielder Jacob Hannemann drove in a run with a two-out, line-drive single in the ninth inning, and relief pitcher Matt Iannazzo worked the bottom of the ninth for his second save in as many nights as Boise beat the Volcanoes 3-2 on Monday.
The Hawks have won five straight, while South Division-leading Salem-Keizer lost for the first time in nine games.
Danny Lockhart lined his third hit of the night with one out in the ninth, moving to second on a passed ball. Hannemann then lined an Armando Paniagua pitch into left, and Iannazzo picked off Salem-Keizer catcher Geno Escalante at first base to end the game.
PITCHER ADDED TO ROSTER: Right-hander Tyler Skulina, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick, was 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA for Kent State this past season. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder struck out 66 in 73 innings. The Hawks' roster now has 30 players, including 16 pitchers.
RIGHT FIELDER HONORED: Yasiel Balaguert is the Northwest League Player of the Week for games played between June 24-30, the league announced Monday. The native of Havana, Cuba, went 8-for-23 at the plate with three home runs and nine RBIs - with all three of his home runs breaking a tie or giving the Hawks the lead. He helped Boise to a 5-2 record during the week, as the team climbed above the .500 mark. Going into Monday, Balaguert led all short-season leagues (Northwest, New York-Penn, Appalachian, Pioneer, Gulf Coast, Arizona) with 22 RBIs.
FORMER BK PITCHER PROMOTED TO GIANTS' DOUBLE-A SQUAD
Josh Osich, a 2007 Bishop Kelly High graduate in the San Francisco Giants' system, has been moved from Single-A San Jose to Double-A Richmond. The reliever notched 12 saves, posted a 2.45 ERA and had a 48/10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 40[0xb7] innings this year in San Jose.