Hawks lose pitching duel in extras
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The Hawks losing streak has reached a season-high five games. Boise came up short in a pitching duel against Tri City Sunday night, losing 3-1 in ten innings.
Boise took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, courtesy of a lead-off triple from Shawon Dunston Jr. and an RBI ground out by David Bote. Dust Devils' designated hitter Ashley Graeter tied the game with an RBI double in the fifth.
Hawks starter Paul Blackburn (0-1) struck out four Dust Devils in five innings of work, allowing five hits and one run. Boise's bullpen did not allow a hit until the top of the tenth inning, when Tyler Bremer (who took the loss) gave up two hits and a walk, including a two-out, two-RBI infield single to Tri City's Michael Tauchman.
Rob Zastryzny made his Boise debut, striking out two batters and walking one in a clean inning of work. Andrew McKirahan took over in the seventh, striking out four Tri City hitters in 2.1 innings before handing the ball over to Bremer.
Tri City rode starter Ryan Warner for eight innings, in which he gave up just six hits and one run. Reliever Shane Broyles picked up the win for striking out the side in the ninth.
Boise will face Tri City once more on Monday night at Memorial Stadium.