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Former Gonzaga standout Jeff Bohling back in Spokane with Boise, takes on ex-Bulldog Royce Bolinger

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Spokane Indians pitcher and former Gonzaga standout Royce Bolinger come set before a pitch during a game against the Boise Hawks at Avista Stadium on Friday, June 15, 2018. (James Snook / For The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Indians pitcher and former Gonzaga standout Royce Bolinger come set before a pitch during a game against the Boise Hawks at Avista Stadium on Friday, June 15, 2018. (James Snook / For The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Indians pitcher Royce Bolinger wasn’t the only former Gonzaga player to earn a start on Friday at Avista Stadium.

Jeff Bohling, the 2016 West Coast Conference Player of the Year, played second base for the Boise Hawks, his second year with the Colorado Rockies’ organization after being drafted in the 17th round of the 2017 draft.

Bolinger’s career at Gonzaga was a few years before Bohling’s. When the two faced each other in the second inning, Bohling roped a double.

The Bellevue native was happy to be back in Spokane, a year after sustaining a concussion that sidelined him most of the 2017 season with the Grand Junction (Colorado) Rockies.

“It’s awesome,” Bohling said of returning to the Lilac City. “Driving into town and it was cool to see the (Gonzaga) campus, chapel the two crosses above and know what’s where Gonzaga’s at. It’s cool to see.”


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