BOISE-- Jeffrey Baez hit a walk-off, bouncing ball single to left to score Chesny Young, as the Boise Hawks picked up their third-straight win, 4-3, over Spokane in 10 innings on Tuesday night. The win brings the Hawks to within one game of the Hillsboro Hops in first place of the Northwest League South Division.
The Indians started the scoring off in the fourth inning when Erick Leal gave up a double to Marcus Greene, which plated a run. But the Hawks responded in the sixth when Mark Malave doubled down the right field line, scoring a pair of runs to put the Hawks up 2-1. Both teams exchanged runs in the following inning, and it was the Hawks with a one-run lead going into the top of the ninth.
Boise had a chance to close it out, but gave up the lead when Sam Wilson threw a wild pitch, allowing Jose Trevino to score and tie the game, sending it to extra innings.
But the Hawks responded to the adversity in the bottom of the tenth. Young led the inning off with a single, and Malave walked to put two runners on with no outs. After a Spokane balk advanced the runners to second and third, Baez ended the game with one swing of the bat.
The Hawks will host the Indians again on Wednesday, with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m.