Five pitchers combined to hold the Eugene Emeralds off the scoreboard, as the Boise Hawks opened the second half of the season with a 3-0 win.
Fineas Del Bonta-Smith pitched hitless fourth and fifth innings for the Hawks to earn his first professional win. Jacob Wallace earned his sixth save of the season.
Boise snapped a seven-game losing streak that ended the first half of the season and picked up its first win on the road since July 8.
Boise got on the board when Ezequiel Tovar drove in Bladimir Restituyo with a sacrifice fly in the third. Restituyo made it 2-0 Hawks with an inside-the-park home run in the fifth, before Vladimir Dilone had a sacrifice fly in the sixth to make the score 3-0.
Boise and Eugene play the second game of a three-game series today.
STEELHEADS ADD ROOKIE FORWARD FREDDY GERARD: The Idaho Steelheads have signed rookie forward Freddy Gerard for the 2019-20 season, the team announced Tuesday.
Gerard joins the Steelheads after finishing his collegiate career with Ohio State during the 2018-19 season. He had seven goals and 13 assists in 36 games, helping the Buckeyes win their first-ever Big Ten Championship. The Rocky River, Ohio Native had 58 points through his four-year college career.
The Steelheads now have eight players signed for the upcoming season. Gerard is the first non-returning player to be signed, joining Will Merchant, Mitch Moroz, Kyle Schempp, A.J. White, Keegan Kanzig, Jeff King and Eric Sweetman.
“It’s something I’ve been working for my whole life,” Gerard said in a release. “The fact that it’s finally come is definitely a good feeling and very humbling for me. After speaking with the coaching staff and hearing everything they had to offer as an organization and a city, it just made it a slam dunk.”
COLE VALLEY’S WEIMER FINISHES FOURTH IN JUNIOR OLYMPIC HEPTATHLON: Cole Valley Christian’s Brooke Weimer earned All-American honors on Tuesday, by placing fourth in the heptathlon at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, California.
Weimer, who will be a senior at Cole Valley Christian this fall, scored 4,678 points across seven events while competing for YMCA Team Idaho.
She entered Tuesday in seventh place through four events, but started the day with a first-place finish in the long jump, where she had a distance of 5.77 meters (18 feet, 11 inches). She was also fifth in the javelin and seventh in the 800 meters.