Changes pay off, Hawks snap skid
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Baseball players tend to be a superstitious bunch, and the Hawks are no exception. Boise had lost five straight- four to Tri City- prompting some changes from manager Gary Van Tol.
Boise's first-year boss swapped four players into his lineup that didn't start Sunday, and those decisions paid off. Boise blew out Tri City Monday night, 11-3.
New addition Dae-Eun Rhee pitched three scoreless innings in his first rehabilitation outing in Boise, and scheduled starter Loiger Padron hurled the next three, giving up three hits and two runs. Both pitchers recorded three strikeouts. Tyler Skulina threw the seventh and eighth, allowing just a single Tri City hit.
Danny Lockhart led the Hawks attack, clubbing three hits and driving in two runs. David Bote also chipped in two RBI, including a lead-off home run in the bottom of the first. As a team, Boise racked up 14 hits and drew nine walks. The Dust Devils made five errors on the night.
Boise will take Tuesday off before embarking on a road trip that begins with a five-game set against the Vancouver Canadians.