Boise Cruises Past Rocky Mountain in Game 5

Jacob Cruce - Boise Hawks
(Dacota Haynes/Northwest Sports Desk)

The beginning of the game looked as if it would be a back-and-forth ball game. That was until the third inning when the Hawks’ bats woke up. The Hawks got a dominant performance from their starting pitcher Brayden Spears. The stater went 7 1/3 innings, 10 K’s, three runs, two earned. Spears settled down after the first two innings.

As mentioned above, the Hawks’ bats came alive in the third inning and continued to stay hot the rest of the game. In the third inning, Juan Teixeira hit a sacrifice fly to tie up the game. Then, Ryan Walstad reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Jimmy Smyth. The Hawks continued to add on when Jacob Cruce hit a two-run single scoring Myles Harris and Ryan Walstad.

The Hawks weren’t done there as they added on five in the fourth with a two-run single by Tyler Jorgensen. Followed up by an RBI double by Ryan Walstad, a sacrifice fly by Raymond Gil, and an RBI double by Jacob Cruce. The Hawks still continued to add on more as they scored two more in the fifth (Two-run single by Walstad). As well as one in the sixth with an RBI single by Smyth, that scored Jacob Cruce.

On a night that the Hawks, had it all working, they recorded their biggest crowd of the season.

The Hawks bullpen held the game at three runs when Jay Baggs replaced the starter, Baggs went two-thirds scoreless and Noah McBride pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

The Hawks recorded their biggest margin of victory, and their highest run total on the season. The player of the game ended up being Jacob Cruce.