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LeDarious Clark gave the Spokane Indians the boost they needed Monday, even before he extended his long hitting streak.
The Boise Hawks had so many hits and base runners Sunday that their batters were looking to take a break. “This was a crazy game,” cleanup hitter Kevin Padlo said after the Hawks collected 21 hits and 30 base runners during an 11-2 victory over the Spokane Indians (9-9). “I’ve never seen so many base runners. I sat down after my fifth at-bat and I was like, ‘All right, I think I’m done for the day,’ and then I get another at-bat in the ninth inning. It was crazy.”
The Boise Hawks had so many hits and base runners Sunday that their batters were looking to take a break.
After sweating through walk-off wins on Thursday and Sunday, Spokane Indians manager Tim Hulett confided that he’d love to finally win a game by four or five runs. The Indians answered their skipper’s wish on Monday, pounding out seven extra-base hits during an 8-3 win over the Hillsboro Hops at Avista Stadium.
The Spokane Indians executed a perfect hit-and-run play in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday. Tyler Sanchez hit the ball, and he and base runner Dylan Moore ran home.
The last time Jared Miller pitched and won a game in the Northwest League, a bit more was at stake. Miller baffled the Spokane Indians for six innings Friday night as the Hillsboro Hops cruised to a 10-3 victory at Avista Stadium 24 hours after losing the season opener in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Dylan Moore’s professional baseball debut developed into the perfect setup for what he called a surreal moment. Moore’s two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday made the Spokane Indians a winner in their Northwest League opener at Avista Stadium.
There are no guarantees during any Northwest League baseball season, but it’s all but certain that the Spokane Indians won’t get out of the gates as quickly as they did in 2014. After all, last year’s Indians became the first Spokane team to start a season 13-2 since the 1911 group.
Ruben Marcilla started painting the signs on Avista Stadium’s outfield fence when the plywood was new, marking off sections that would become insurance and grocery ads so big and bold the farthest-back fan could see them. From his vantage points along the outfield wall, Marcilla has watched interns and grounds crews come and go and the Spokane Indians’ 1958 stadium undergo modernization. But the sign painter still uses brushes older than the athletes who’ll pound the sod after he’s packed them up. He still shows up every spring to do a job that, in many ballparks and many other places, has been relegated to the tools of mass production.
Spokane Seattle Seahawks fans are invited to Avista Stadium on Friday to take part in the “human 12” on Avista Stadium field. Participants can arrive at 11 a.m. to start forming the number 12. At 12:12 p.m., a photo will be taken in support of the Seahawks, who play the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey on Sunday.
I couldn’t be more impressed by the $2.8 million upgrade being planned for Spokane Indians Stadium* by the county. (* I truly hate using that sterile, commercialized A-word when referring to the name of our beloved ball field.)
The first-ever Western Hockey League game to be played outdoors, before a standing room only crowd of 7,075 at Avista Stadium, was an 11-2 romp by the home team.
The Spokane Chiefs open training camp a week from today, but 19-year-old forward Matt Marantz was all smiles Wednesday afternoon when he figured they picked up their first win of the Western Hockey League season. The Chiefs announced they will play the Kootenay Ice outdoors at Avista Stadium on Jan. 15, a first in major junior hockey.
Caleb Phillips literally took matters into his own hands Saturday night at the American Legion World Series. Phillips pitched effectively through 7 2/3 innings and had two big hits to lead Eden Prairie, Minn., past the Oklahoma Outlaws of Midwest City, Okla., 9-6 in the late winners’ bracket game at Avista Stadium.
Spokane County will soon start design work on $2.8 million worth of baseball stadium improvements required by a lease that pays $15,000 a year. County commissioners unanimously appropriated $10,000 Tuesday to begin the design of a new concession building and other improvements at county-owned Avista Stadium.
Spokane County soon will start design work on $2.8 million worth of baseball stadium improvements required by a lease that pays $15,000 a year. County commissioners unanimously appropriated $10,000 Tuesday to begin the design of a new concession building and other improvements at county-owned Avista Stadium.
A father-daughter organist team and a former Spokane County commissioner are the next to be honored on the Spokane Indians' Rim of Fame at Avista Stadium, the team announced Wednesday. Norm Thue started at the stadium when it opened in 1958, playing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and leading cheers like "charge!" When he left, his daughter Normalu Cooper took over and was the organist until 1992. Cooper will attend Tuesday's season-opening Indians game for the Rim of Honor ceremony.