The Spokane Indians meet Vancouver in a home game on Monday, July 11, 2011.
The Spokane Indians looked like a team that had simply had enough of the Vancouver Canadians during Monday afternoon’s Businesspersons Special at Avista Stadium. Both during and after the ugly brawl that erupted in the bottom of the third inning of the Canadians’ 9-6 Northwest League victory, clearing both teams’ benches and bullpens and resulting in the ejection of four players, two from each team.
After making his first five appearances with the Spokane Indians as a relief pitcher, Will Lamb hardly looked out of place in his new role as a starter Sunday night. The Texas Rangers’ second-round 2011 draft pick out of Clemson University worked three strong innings in his professional starting debut, striking out four and allowing just one run and one hit as the Indians erupted for 11 first-inning runs and went on to bounce the visiting Vancouver Canadians 12-8 in a Northwest League matchup witnessed by an Avista Stadium crowd of 4,645.