Konner Wade deserved better during the Tri-City Dust Devils 2-0 loss at Hillsboro on Monday.
The Colorado Rockies seventh-round draft pick out of the University of Arizona had his best start of the year, allowing two runs one earned on just two hits over six innings but still lost his seventh consecutive decision to fall to 0-7.
The game also featured the professional debut of pitcher Tony Bryant, a Kennewick native and Oregon State product, who threw a scoreless inning in relief of Wade, giving up a hit and a walk with a pair of strikeouts.
The Dust Devils (7-11 second half) dropped into last place, but stayed a game behind first-place Everett (8-10).
Yogey Perez-Ramos hit an RBI grounder to give Hillsboro a 1-0 lead in the first and later scored on Ashley Graeters throwing error in the bottom of the sixth to make it 2-0.