Spokane, Wash. - The Indians looked to be on the verge of claiming a series win over the Hops after cruising through the game's first eight innings tonight. Things unraveled quickly from there. Hillsboro scored twice in the ninth to tie the game and Spokane was unable to capitalize on
Spokane, Wash. - The Indians looked to be on the verge of claiming a series win over the Hops after cruising through the game's first eight innings tonight. Things unraveled quickly from there. Hillsboro scored twice in the ninth to tie the game and Spokane was unable to capitalize on a bases loaded, no out situation in the bottom of the frame to send the game to extras. Ivan Melendez's three-run homer in the 10th - his fourth this series - was just enough for the Hops as they hung on for a 6-5 win over the Indians in front of 5,386 fans at Avista Stadium for Yoke's Family Feast Night presented Yoke's Fresh Market, KAYU FOX 28, & 92.9 ZZU.
Starting pitcher Brayan Castillo (1-2, 4.34) spun a gem for the Indians, striking out eight over six innings of one-run ball on a warm spring evening in Spokane. The right-hander's six innings and eight punchouts both tied career highs.
We're cuckoo for Koko pops! First baseman Zach Kokoska homered for the fourth consecutive game - a two-run shot in the seventh - to raise his slash line this month to a chocolicious .387/.537/.968.
Yanquiel Fernandez had multiple hits for fifth straight game and is now batting .375 (18-for-48) in May with four home runs, 11 RBI, and a 1.088 OPS.
Adael Amador's two-run homer brought the Indians within a run in the 10th, and the 20-year-old shortstop has now hit safely in nine of his last 11 games.
AROUND THE NORTHWEST LEAGUE
Everett (15-16) scored five times in the sixth in their 7-5 triumph over Vancouver (17-11).
Primary (5-4), Redband (1-2), OFT (1-2), Sunday Reds (2-0), Road (6-6)
NEXT HOME GAME
Sunday, May 14th vs. Hillsboro Hops (Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate) – 1:05 p.m.
Hillsboro RHP Eli Saul (0-0, 4.22) vs. Spokane LHP Carson Palmquist (2-1, 3.22)
Promotion – Mother’s Day Game presented by Radia: Treat Mom to a special day at the ballpark. We'll be celebrating all the amazing moms, step moms, grandmothers and mother figures in attendance all game long courtesy of Radia. Stick around after the game for Pizza Factory Catch on the Field, with Mom of course!
ABOUT THE SPOKANE INDIANS
The Spokane Indians are the High-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies located in Spokane, Washington, and were named 2021 MiLB Organization of the Year. Avista Stadium is home to the MultiCare Kids Bench Seat. Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE. The Spokane Indians Office and Team Store hours are 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday and 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Fridays. On game days, the Office and Team Store are open from 10:00 AM through the end of the game.