Northwest League postseason battle hits homestretch

Statesman staffAugust 28, 2013 

— One of the tightest pennant races in all of professional baseball has landed squarely in Boise.

The Hawks, who overcame a three-run deficit and beat the Hillsboro Hops 4-3 in a rain-delayed game that ended early Tuesday morning, open a six-game, season-ending homestand against Salem-Keizer on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

Boise, Salem-Keizer and Hillsboro are tied for first place at 19-13 in the second-half South Division standings.

Boise plays Salem-Keizer, the first-half division champion, for three games. A three-game set with Hillsboro starts Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The regular season ends Monday.

The Northwest League playoffs start next week. Salem-Keizer will meet Boise or Hillsboro, with the survivor advancing to the NWL Championship Series against the North Division champion.

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