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Aloha says adios to reeling Hawks

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The Spokane RiverHawks were more than ready to say aloha to Oslund Field at Gresham, Ore.

Zach Bird and Nick Waechter matched complete-game five-hitters – Bird for seven innings, Waechter for nine – to lead the Aloha Knights to a 5-2, 7-1 sweep of the RiverHawks in West Coast Collegiate League baseball play on Saturday.

Aloha (11-6, 5-1) swept the three-game series by outscoring Spokane 15-4. The RiverHawks (3-9, 2-9) have been outscored 25-5 in their last six games and are in the midst of a nine-game losing streak.

Aloha’s Darin Holcomb (Gonzaga University/Shadle Park High) finished the day 2 for 5 with one run and one run batted in. His GU teammate, Shawn Wayt, went 3 for 9 on the day.

Jaime Pedroza and Aaron Wible both doubled and had an RBI for Spokane in the opener.

Levi Garrett went 2 for 4 for the RiverHawks in the second game.

The RiverHawks open a three-game road series against the Bellingham Bells on Tuesday. Spokane’s next home series is July 5-7 against the Aloha Knights.

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