Alfredo Garcia pitched six innings and Boby Johnson, Braxton Lorenzini and Colton Hathcock each retired all three batters they faced, as the Boise Hawks beat the Vancouver Canadians 5-1 for their fourth win in a row.
Aaron Schunk broke a 1-1 tie during a three-run fifth inning for the Hawks, then scored on a wild pitch. Joe Aeilts added a sacrifice fly in the inning to give the Hawks a 4-1 lead. Schunk also scored on a balk in the seventh inning, while Bryant Quijada had an RBI in the second.
Ezequiel Tovar and Yorvis Torrealba each had three hits for Boise.
Hawks pitchers struck out 12 batters in the game, while Garcia got seven of them to earn his first win with Boise.
Game 3 of the four-game series is at 7:15 tonight at Memorial Stadium.
FORMER BRONCO OSTRANDER QUALIFIES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Former Boise State track and field athlete Allie Ostrander has qualified for the World Championships.
Ostrander finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Track and Field Championships on Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa, finishing fourth with a time of 9 minutes, 38.52 seconds.
The finish was enough to qualify her for the IAAF World Championships, which is scheduled for Sept. 27-Oct. 6 in Doha, Qatar.
Ostrander ended her Boise State career earlier this month after winning three national titles in the steeplechase. She decided to turn pro and joined the Brooks Running team.
MERIDIAN HIRES NEW GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH: Meridian High has found its new girls basketball coach.
And it didn’t have to go far either — just roughly a mile and a half.
The Warriors hired former Cole Valley Christian girls basketball coach Stu Sells Tuesday. Sells guided the Chargers to a 22-5 record and a third-place finish at state last season. He was 41-11 (.788) overall in his two seasons at the helm.
Sells was also an assistant coach at Utah State University (2011-14) where the team went 53-41 (.564) and made two postseason tournaments in his three years there.
He was the head coach at Vallivue High for five years (2004-09) as well. He went 97-28 (.776) and his teams finished no worse than fourth at state in four of the five seasons, winning a state title in 2006.
STEELHEADS RESIGN GLUCHOWSKI: Nolan Gluchowski is coming back to Boise for a second season.
The Idaho Steelheads announced that they had resigned the defenseman for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday. Gluchowski played 55 games for Idaho last year, scoring 11 goals and recording 29 assists. He led Steelhead defensemen in scoring and was tied for second on the team with six power play goals.
Gluchowski is the 10th player signed by Idaho for next season, including the eighth to be returning from last season.