The Boise Hawks defeated the Hillsboro Hops 9-3 on Thursday night in the finale of their three-game series, avoiding a sweep and a fourth straight loss in Northwest League baseball action. The Hawks host the Eugene Emeralds three straight nights at Memorial Stadium beginning at 7:15 p.m. Friday.
First baseman Jacob Bosiokovic, shortstop Garrett Hampson and pitchers Javier Medina and Julian Fernandez will represent Boise at the Northwest/Pioneer League All-Star Game on Aug. 2 at Lindquist Field in Ogden, Utah.
The Boise Hawks wrapped up a rough first half of the season Monday with a 4-2 loss to the Spokane Indians. But the Northwest League wipes the records clean with the start of the second half Tuesday, providing the Hawks hope for a playoff spot.
Dominican relief pitcher Julian Fernandez has a 103-mph fastball, and he leads the Northwest League in saves. But the Boise Hawks right-hander is trying to find a balance between high velocity and masterful control with the Colorado Rockies’ short-season Class A affiliate.
Willie Abreu drove in the tying run with a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth, then he scored the winning run on a throwing error as Boise defeated Spokane 8-6 in a Northwest League baseball game Friday at Memorial Stadium.
Willie Abreu sparked a three-run fourth inning with an RBI double, and Jacob Bosiokovic and Wesley Jones had three hits apiece as Boise defeated Salem-Keizer 5-2 to win a three-game Northwest League baseball series at Volcanoes Stadium.
UNC Wilmington teammates Steven Linkous and Jared Gesell were selected in back-to-back rounds by the Colorado Rockies in June’s MLB Draft. The Rockies then sent the two to the Boise Hawks to begin their career, providing them with at least one familiar face in the clubhouse.
Wesley Jones hit a one-out double in the bottom of the 10th inning, and Anthony Brito singled home pinch-runner Tyler Follis to give Boise a 7-6 victory over Vancouver on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Boise (11-17) has won four of its past five games.
The Boise Hawks’ pitchers are part of the Colorado Rockies organization in the National League, meaning they’ll have to hit for themselves if they reach the major leagues. But the Rockies don’t trouble their prospects with maintaining a swing in the low minors, opting to have them focus solely on honing their pitches until they reach Double-A.
The Boise Hawks swept a doubleheader against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Monday at Memorial Stadium, winning consecutive games for the first time this season. Jacob Bosiokovic went 4-for-7 on the night to extend his on-base streak to 22 games.
Boise Hawks outfielder Willie Abreu has absorbed a positive attitude from his mom, who remains upbeat even after a massive stroke last year. That outlook keeps him close with his family in Miami and has helped the Colorado Rockies’ sixth-round get off to a strong professional debut.
Almost 1,000 people are working on the Pioneer Fire, with 36 engines, 10 helicopters, nine water tenders, four bulldozers and five tree-chippers. Crews are focusing on preventing the fire from burning farther north or east, building lines and seeking out natural barriers and roads to block it.
Copper ChadwickSpecial to the Idaho Statesman
Helicopter helps fight the Pioneer Fire
Sanders meets with Idaho delegates at the DNC
Idaho delegate talks about Tuesday's walkout at the DNC