Dust Devils One Game Back, Defeat Boise 5-4
From Tri-City Dust Devils
The Tri-City Dust Devils closed out a Jekyll and Hyde eight-game homestand with a 5-4 win over the Boise Hawks on Tuesday night at Gesa Stadium. The Dust Devils have won four straight after losing three games to Spokane and one to Boise to start the homestand.
Tri-City (11-15 Second Half, 30-34 Overall) was led offensively by catcher Chris O'Dowd, who went 2-for-5 and scored twice and stole a base. Mike Tauchman, Sean Dwyer, and Kyle Von Tungeln drove in a run each.
Tri-City starting pitcher Johendi Jiminian (3-3) was stellar for the Dust Devils. Jiminian only allowed three runs through five innings, but a hard-hit ball by Hawks right fielder Shawon Dunston clipped the field umpire and extended the fifth inning. Boise would score twice before the inning would end. Jiminian gave up six hits and three walks while striking out three in the win.
Trent Daniel gave up his first run of the season in the ninth inning, but he slammed the door after that for his 14th save of the season.
Hawks (14-12, 35-29) starting pitcher Dillon Maples (5-1) had his worst start of the season. He hadn't surrendered more than one run in any of his outings this season. He gave up five runs on Tuesday in just 4 1/3 innings. He also allowed four walks and hit two Dust Devils batters. He struck out three in his first loss of the season.
Tri-City is just one game behind the Spokane Indians, Everett AquaSox, and Vancouver Canadians in the Northwest League's North Division playoff race.