Hot start propels Boise Hawks' Schwarber to promotion

June 17, 2014 


Boise Hawks player Kyle Schwarber (16) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Tri-City Dust Devils during the opening night game held at Memorial Stadium in Garden City. Boise defeated Tri-City 4-2. Friday June 13, 2014

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Kyle Schwarber's white-hot start to his pro career has earned him an extremely quick promotion from the short-season Class A Boise Hawks to long-season Class A Kane County (Ill.) on Tuesday.

Schwarber's call-up came soon after yet another outstanding game for the Hawks, when he hit two home runs in a 12-3 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils in Boise. In five games with the Hawks, Schwarber hit .600 (12-for-20) with four home runs and 10 RBIs. On June 5, Schwarber was the No. 4 overall pick in the MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs. He signed for $3.125 million on June 11 and played in the Hawks' season opener two days later. He had three hits, including his first pro home run, in that game.

Boise (4-1) plays at Eugene at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday.

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