BOISE — After scoring five runs in the second inning in Tuesday night’s game, the Boise Hawks waited a little later on Wednesday to unleash their high-powered offense on the Everett AquaSox.
This time the Hawks (23-12, 36-37) scored five times in the sixth to break open a 3-3 game and cruised to a 9-5 Northwest League win.
Boise first baseman Dan Vogelbach started the inning with a home run off Sox reliever Mark Bordonaro (3-3), his seventh homer in six games against Everett this season. Rock Shoulders hit a two-run double, Darien Martin drove in Shoulders with a double of his own and Stephen Bruno capped the inning with a RBI single.
Bruno had two hits overall and has now hit safely in 19 straight games. Michael Heesch (3-1) earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief for Boise.
Patrick Kivlehan, selected as the NWL’s Most Valuable Player and All-Star at third base on Wednesday, finished 3-for-4 with a RBI, falling only a homer short of the cycle.
Fellow Sox All-Star Taylor Ard (first baseman and designated hitter) added two singles. Catcher Mike Zunino, now with Class AA Jackson, was the Frogs’ third representative named to the team.
Everett (16-19, 44-29) got on the board in the first when Boise starting pitcher Tayler Scott gave up a two-out triple to Kivlehan that knocked in Ard.
Sox starter Marcos Reyna limited the Hawks to just one hit in three innings, but Boise took advantage of three walks, two wild pitches and an error to score twice in the second and once in the third to take a 3-1 lead.
Vogelbach scored Boise’s first run on Marco Hernandez’s fielder’s choice ground ball. Later in the inning, Albert Almora came home on Reyna’s first wild pitch. In the third, Jeimer Candelario hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Gioskar Amaya.
Everett responded with two runs in the fourth to tie the game at 3.
Alfredo Morales’ RBI groundout plated Kivlehan and Littlewood scored on a passed ball by Hawks catcher Wilson Contreras.
After the decisive fifth, Boise got a final run in the eighth when Matt Vedo’s wild pitch allowed Hernandez to score for a 9-3 Boise lead.
Everett pushed across two runs in the ninth on run-scoring outs by Jamodrick McGruder and Ketel Marte.