SPOKANE, Wash - The Spokane Indians may have finished the season with a 6-3 loss to the Yakima Bears but they were definitely winners at the gate, pulling 5,864 fans to break their average attendance record and short-season total attendance franchise record.
The total number of fans that passed through the gates of Avista Stadium this year was 192,021 which sets the Indians' record for total short-season attendance. That also works out to 5,053 fans per game, the highest season average in Spokane's 104-year history.
Spokane had pulled ahead of Yakima in the fifth inning 3-2, but the Bears scored three unanswered runs to pick up the victory. The Indians finished the season in third place ahead of Yakima in the Northwest League standings.
Davis Stoneburner had the best night for Spokane as he went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Relief pitcher Neftali Feliz also struck out six batters in just two innings to work. As a pitching staff, the Indians struck out 11 to finish the season with a league-leading total of 680 strikeouts.