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Spokane Indians pound out 21 hits, rout Boise Hawks

BOISE – Derwin Barreto had four of Spokane’s 21 hits, Luis Rosario fired six shutout innings in relief and the Indians breezed to a 17-3 romp over the Boise Hawks on Sunday in Northwest League baseball action.

Barreto had four singles and a walk, driving in two and scoring twice for Spokane (9-8), which moved a half-game ahead of Tri-City for the second-half lead in the North Division.

Blaine Crim went 3 for 5 with a double and four RBIs for the Indians, raising his average to .353 – second best in the NWL.

David Garcia had two doubles and a single, driving in three and scoring twice for Spokane. Jake Hoover had three singles, knocking in two and scoring three times, while Kenen Irizarry went 3 for 6 with an RBI and a run scored. Obie Ricumstrict had two hits, including his sixth home run of the season, a two-run shot. He is tied for seventh in the league in homers.

Rosario (3-1) came on to start the third inning in relief of Indians starter Justin Slaten, who allowed one run in two innings. Rosario surrendered five hits, striking out four and lowering his earned-run average to 3.00.

The Hawks (8-9) scored a run in the first inning, but Spokane answered with a three-run third and never looked back. The Indians scored three runs in the fourth, four more in the fifth and put the game out of reach with a seven-run sixth.