Spokane Indians start 2008 season with 15-3 win over Everett - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Indians start 2008 season with 15-3 win over Everett

SPOKANE, WA - The Spokane Indians (1-0) were victorious on Opening Night at Avista Stadium with a 15-3 rout over the visiting Everett Aquasox (0-1). The Indians used hot bats and solid pitching to start off the 2008 season with a win in front of a standing room only crowd of 6,851 fans.

After arriving in Spokane only a couple days ago, the Indians players hit the ground running. Four runs were scored in the 1st inning, two on wild pitches by Everett's starter Doug Salinas (0-1).

The fourth inning proved to be the most productive for the Indians.

With the bases loaded and no outs, second baseman Donnie Ecker blasted the ball into deep left field for a double and scored Doug Hogan and Eric Fry. Designated hitter Justin Pickett went on to hit a home run into left field to score Ecker and Jared Bolden. The Indians then scored three runs in the bottom of the 5th and two in the 8th.

First round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2007, starting pitcher Neil Ramirez began his professional career with a solid three inning outing, striking out four batters and only allowing one hit. Wilfredo Boscan (1-0), who relieved Ramirez for two innings, picked up the win.

The Indians return to Avista Stadium tomorrow to continue the five game home stand against Everett