Lang struggles, Hawks get clipped
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Outside of James Pugliese and Paul Blackburn, the Boise Hawks starting rotation has struggled this year. The devil is in the details for Trey Lang, who allowed 11 runs in just 10.2 innings of work in his first three appearances.
That statline became even less impressive Friday night.
Lang allowed five hits and gave up three walks in 2+ innings, resulting in eight Tri City runs. The Dust Devils went on to beat Boise, 9-3.
The Hawks scored all three of their runs in the second inning. Trailing 2-0, Jordan Hankins lifted a sacrifice fly to left field, making it 2-1. Carlos Penalver then doubled down the third baseline, plating two more runs and giving Boise its first lead of the series at 3-2.
Lang came out of the dugout intending to throw the third inning, but never recorded an out. Tri City scored six runs in the frame; an inning highlighted by a three-run home run from Wilfredo Rodriguez.
Boise will look to snap its three-game losing streak Saturday night, when the Hawks host the Dust Devils again at 7:15.