Boise Hawks blow lead in the 7th

The Everett AquaSox rallied with a five-run seventh inning to top the Boise Hawks 10-7 on Monday night.

Boise pitchers walked four batters in the inning, including three straight walks and a pair of bases-loaded walks from Hawks reliever Justin Lawrence. Boise (5-7) also committed two errors that led to two unearned runs for Everett (9-3).

Right fielder Yonathan Daza led the Hawks at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with a solo home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Second baseman Luis Castro also homered for the Hawks.


Tyler Matzek, Colorado’s home-opening starting pitcher who has been with Boise since its season began June 18, was taken off the Hawks’ roster and sent home as he deals with control issues.

Matzek started five games for Colorado this season and was sent to Triple-A Albuquerque last month, where he struggled in one appearance. In three games with the Hawks, he pitched 21/3 innings, walked eight and gave up six runs.

“We still believe he’s going to be a top-of-the-rotation-type guy, and we’re trying to get him back here,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said on the Rockies’ website.