Boise Hawks score 10 runs in win over Tri-City Dust Devils

Boise used a strong seventh inning to regain the lead and defeat Tri-City again.

tphibbs@idahostatesman.comJune 15, 2014 

Boise resides in short-season Class A, but for one inning Saturday, the Hawks resembled "Major League."

The Hawks nearly relinquished their five-run lead behind their unintentional Ricky Vaughn impersonation, allowing Tri-City to paint four runs on five errant pitches and four walks in the sixth inning.

Turns out, the Hawks didn't need the accompanying "Wild Thing" song featured in the 1989 film to regain form at Memorial Stadium.

Similar to Friday's victory in the opener of the five-game series against the Dust Devils, Boise didn't wait long to retaliate — scoring four runs in the seventh to stamp a 10-5 win, improving to 2-0 for the first time since 2005.

Erick Leal, a 19-year-old righty, pitched five strong innings, striking out four to earn the win.

"He's a guy that I think can make huge strides as a starter in this rotation, and hopefully be promoted," Boise manager Gary Van Tol said of Leal earlier in the week.

Kyle Schwarber finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs, boosting his total to six in his first two games. Jeffrey Baez added two RBIs on two hits, including a leadoff triple in the seventh inning.

Trevor Phibbs: 377-6424; Twitter: @IDS_Phibbs

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