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Clark, Palumbo Lead Indians To 9-0 Win In Finale

Ledarious Clark smashed two solo home runs and extended his hitting streak to 18 games in the Indians win. Ledarious Clark smashed two solo home runs and extended his hitting streak to 18 games in the Indians win.

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Ledarious Clark extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a double in the first and hit two solo home runs, Joe Palumbo struck out four over five scoreless innings to pick up the win and lead the Spokane Indians to a 9-0 series finale win over the Boise Hawks.

The Indians (12-9) jumped out to a 2-0 lead with runs in the second and third innings, but it was a four-run fourth that blew things open and put the game out of reach for the Hawks (7-14). 

Yrizarri picked up his second RBI of the game to score Ti'Quan Forbes after his 1-out triple in the fourth to get the rally started. Long scored Yrizarri with an RBI single of his own, taking second on the throw to the plate. Clark hit an infield single to put men on the corners for Darius Day to hit a sacrifice fly to plate Long. Jamie Potts ended the barrage with a line drive to left to score Clark and put a "6" in the lights on the scoreboard for Spokane.

Clark's second homer of the night put the icing on the cake that was a three-run bottom of the eighth. 

Cole Wiper tossed two innings of scoreless relief to make his Indians debut after being sent from High Desert (Adv. A). John Kukuruda worked his way out of a couple of jams in the eighth and ninth to complete the team shutout, including a final 4-6-3 double play started by Leon Byrd to end the game.

Clark finished the game 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI, the two homers and a stolen base to lead the Indians at the dish. He was a triple shy of the cycle and hit his fourth and fifth long ball's of the young season. The former West Florida outfielder now leads the Northwest League in batting average (.436), runs (23), HR (5) and stolen bases (12), Clark is also in third with 16 RBI.

Yeyson Yrizarri and Dean Long also finished with two RBI in Spokane's offensive explosion.

Palumbo lowered his ERA to 1.69 to pick up the win, his third of the season. The Indians battery only gave up six Boise hits.

After an Everett win earlier today Spokane still sits in second place in the North Division, a game back of the AquaSox.

The Indians will hit the road for a series with Hillsboro starting tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. PT. Spokane will return to Avista Stadium on July 15.

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