BOISE – The Spokane Indians threw away their chance to remain tied for first place on Friday.
The Indians committed three errors during Boise’s four-run eighth inning as the Hawks rallied for an 8-6 Northwest League win at Memorial Stadium.
Spokane (17-18) entered the night tied for first place with Tri-City in the NWL’s North Division. The Dust Devils (18-17) defeated Hillsboro 2-0 to take a one-game lead with three games remaining in the season’s first half.
North rivals Everett and Vancouver both lost to drop to 16-19.
The Indians stormed ahead 5-0. Seth Spivey had an RBI single in the first and a two-run single in the third before Todd McDonald hit his first homer of the season, a two-run shot to right in the fourth.
The Indians led 6-2 after Chad Smith’s RBI double in the fifth.
The Hawks began their rally with Willie Abreu’s two-run single in the sixth. The single was on a grounder to pitcher Sal Mendez, who added a throwing error on the play.
Spokane finished with six errors while Boise (15-20) had none.
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