Tri-City Dust Devils

Asuncion, Baker lead Dust Devils past Hawks

Chris Baker
Chris Baker Tri-City Herald

Luis Asuncion hit two doubles to drive in the tying and eventual game-winning runs to lead the Tri-City Dust Devils to a 7-6 win over the Boise Hawks Tuesday in Boise.

Asuncion’s first RBIs came in the top of the third when he laced a one-out double to left to score Chris Baker and Kyle Overstreet to tie the game at three. He then drove in the run that put the Dust Devils (8-11, second half) up for good with another double in the fifth that again plated Baker to make the score 4-3.

Baker smashed a double in the eighth that drove in Wilfri De La Cruz and Nate Easley as important insurance runs. Baker went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs in total.

Luis Castro pulled the Hawks (8-11) back within a run in the bottom of the eighth with a two-out, two-run homer, but Jose Ruiz shut the door on Boise with a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his first career save.

San Diego Padres first round pick Eric Lauer (25th overall) faltered a bit for the first time in his Dust Devils career, giving up three runs — all earned — on five hits in his 3 inning start. Coming into the game, Lauer had not allowed a run in his first 13 innings for Tri-City.

After taking three-out-of-five from Boise, the Dust Devils will head to Everett for a three-game series with the Northwest League North division-leading AquaSox (13-6), beginning at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. Joey Lucchesi (LHP, 0-1, 1.61 ERA) will start the opener for Tri-City, trying to extend his own 13-inning scoreless streak.

Dust Devils 7, Hawks 6

Tri-City ab

r

h

bi

Boise ab

r

h

bi

Easley 2b

3

1

0

0

Linkous lf

4

0

0

0

Reed cf

5

0

0

0

Orris 2b

4

1

2

0

Baker ss

4

2

3

3

Hampson ss

3

2

1

0

Overstrt c

5

1

2

1

Bosikvich dh

4

0

0

0

White 3b

5

1

1

0

Abreu rf

4

0

1

2

Asuncion dh

5

0

3

3

L.Castro 1b

2

2

1

2

DeLeon rf

4

0

0

0

Nevin 3b

1

1

1

0

Magee lf

5

1

2

0

-Follis 3b

3

0

1

1

D.L.Cruz 1b

4

1

2

0

Jimenez c

4

0

0

0

Suero cf

4

0

1

1

Totals 40

7

13

7

Totals 33

6

8

6

Tri-City

102

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020

7

Boise

210

001

020

6

PB—Overstreet 2 (8). LOB—Tri-City 8, Boise 5. 2B—Overstreet (5), Asuncion 2 (8), Baker (11), Abreu (6), Nevin (1). HR—Castro (6) SB—Baker (13), De La Cruz (1), L. Castro (8), Hampson (25). CS—Orris (2).

Tri-City

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R

ER

BB

SO

Lauer

3

5

3

3

2

5

De Horta W,1-1

4

2

1

1

1

2

Foriest H,3

1

1

2

2

1

3

Ruiz S,1

1

0

0

0

0

1

Boise

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H

R

ER

BB

SO

R.Garcia

2 1/3

5

3

3

1

3

Gold L,1-2

3 1/3

6

2

2

0

2

Gesell

2

1

2

2

1

3

Lawrence

1 1/3

1

0

0

1

1

HBP—by Garcia (Baker). Umpires—Home, Randy Wilmes; First, Harrison Silverman. T—3:13. A—3,552.

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