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Boise doesn’t look like last-place team

The Boise Hawks entered Sunday's game at Avista Stadium with the worst record (6-11) in the Northwest League. That record is apparently deceiving. Read game story


Boise had lost eight of its last 11 games heading in to Sunday's afternoon contest, but the Hawks looked like world-beaters against five Indians pitchers who surrendered 14 singles, four doubles, one triple and two home runs.


 "We’ve been right in every game, but the cookie hasn’t crumbled our way for the last couple games," Hawks designated hitter/cleanup batter Kevin Padlo said. "It’s something we’ll work through and continue to hit the ball ... and hopefully we’ll line up some wins. As a whole team, we’re playing well. It’s just little breaks at the end of the game that we’re not getting. Little things that will eventually go our way."


The Hawks had dropped five of their previous six games, but the scores in the setbacks were anything but embarrassing -- 8-7, 7-6, 7-5, 5-3 and 10-7.


"They’ve been swinging it good," Indians manager Tim Hulett said. "They’ve been having trouble finishing games. They’ve given up a lot of late-inning losses, like yesterday (an 8-7 Indians win on Saturday). They’ve had a lot of those. They just kept putting runs on (Sunday) because I think they felt like they needed to."


The teams will play the third game of the five-game series on Monday night. The teams will become familiar this month, as Spokane plays a five-game series at Boise starting on July 18.






Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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