Tri-City Dust Devils

Dust Devils shut out Spokane to salvage win in series finale

Nick Margevicius threw the first five innings of a five-hit shutout Friday as the Tri-City Dust Devils topped the host Spokane Indians 4-0 to salvage a win in the finale of the three-game series.

Tri-City (17-13, 37-31) headed to Hillsboro on Saturday to begin a five-game series against the NWL South Division-leading Hops.

Margevicius (3-0) allowed just three hits and struck out three, dropping his ERA to 1.50 after his fifth start with the Dust Devils. Four pitchers helped shut the door behind him, including Elliot Ashbeck, who gave up one hit over two innings.

Tri-City struck early when Robbie Podorsky led off the game with a base hit, moved to second on a Kelvin Melean walk, then stole third and came around to score when the catcher’s throw went into left field. Podorsky also picked up an RBI with a sacrifice fly in the two-run top of the ninth.

The victory moved the Dust Devils back into a tie with the first-half North Division champ Vancouver Canadians at the top of the second-half standings, and moved Spokane (16-14, 32-36) a game back.

Dust Devils 4, Indians 0

Dust Devils

AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

Podorsky dh

4

1

1

1

0

0

.299

J.Lopez ss

4

0

0

0

1

1

.246

Melean 2b

3

1

0

0

2

2

.232

Asuncion rf

3

0

1

1

1

1

.274

Almanzar 3b

4

0

0

0

0

4

.235

Carter cf

4

0

0

0

0

1

.224

Washington c

4

0

0

0

0

1

.185

Aragon 1b

4

1

1

0

0

1

.217

Magee lf

4

1

2

0

0

2

.221

Totals

34

4

5

2

4

13

Spokane

AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

Aparicio cf

4

0

0

0

0

0

.283

Seise ss

4

0

2

0

0

0

.205

Ratliff rf

4

0

0

0

0

0

.255

O’Banion lf

4

0

0

0

0

1

.261

P.Gonzalez dh

4

0

0

0

0

1

.000

Middleton c

3

0

1

0

0

1

.257

Terry 1b

3

0

2

0

0

0

.258

Enright 3b

3

0

0

0

0

0

.225

Inoa 2b

2

0

0

0

1

1

.221

Totals

31

0

5

0

1

4

Dust Devils

100

000

012

4

5

0

Spokane

000

000

000

0

5

2

E–Enright (13). LOB–Dust Devils 8; Spokane 5. 2B–Aragon (6); Middleton (4). RBIs–Asuncion (29); Podorsky (10). SB–Podorsky (13) 3B; Seise (1) 2B. SF–Podorsky. RISP–Dust Devils 2-for-10; Spokane 0-for-8. Runners left in scoring position–Almanzar 3; Melean 2; Washington; Carter; O’Banion; Enright; Ratliff; Seise. GIDP–Enright. DP–Dust Devils 1.

Dust Devils

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Margevicius W,3-0

5

3

0

0

0

3

1.50

Ashbeck H,1

2

1

0

0

0

1

2.08

Zimmerman H,2

 1/3

1

0

0

1

0

0.90

Radke H,3

 2/3

0

0

0

0

0

1.76

Megill

1

0

0

0

0

0

1.06

Spokane

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Evans L,0-2

5

2

1

0

3

6

3.86

Barlow

3 2/3

3

3

3

1

5

2.08

Vivas

 1/3

0

0

0

0

2

4.22

B–Barlow. E–Spokane Indians Coach Turtle Thomas ejected by 1B umpire Pete Rivera (9th). GS–Margevicius 67; Evans 63. Pitches-strikes–Margevicius 62-42; Ashbeck 21-16; Zimmerman 10-5; Radke 8-4; Megill 6-5; Evans 91-51; Barlow 57-38; Vivas 13-7. WP–Evans; Barlow; Vivas 3. Inherited runners-scored–Radke 2-0; Vivas 1-1.

T–2:46. A–6,919.

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