Crim’s two bombs power Indians to 5-1 win
Indians hold three game lead in the NWL North
SPOKANE, Wash. — Blaine Crim launched two homers and led the Spokane Indians to their fourth-straight victory, a 5-1 win over Vancouver on Raining Money & $100 Strikeout Night presented by Banner Bank and 105.7 Now FM.
Blaine Crim went 3-for-4 with four RBI on the night, including two long balls. The first baseman is now hitting .308 on the season and has multi-hit performances in three of his last four games.
Luis Rosario (W, 2-1) piggybacked Indians starter Justin Slaten and hurled four scoreless innings. He struck out three and walked none.
David Garcia had the other Spokane RBI on Thursday. Spokane’s catcher has hits in seven of his last eight games.
BY THE NUMBERS
This is Spokane’s fourth four-game winning streak of the season. They have lost the fifth game the previous three times.
Daniel Robert pitched a perfect ninth and extends his streak to 15.2 consecutive innings without an earned run. He has 23 strikeouts to just two walks.
The Indians 20-14 start is the fastest they have gotten to 20 wins since 2014 when they started out a scorching hot 20-9.
After Vancouver scored a run in the top of the first, Spokane responded immediately. With two outs and a runner on, Crim singled in Kellen Strahm and Garcia brought in Crim to give the Indians a 2-1 lead that they would never relinquish.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
The Everett AquaSox fell to the Tri-City Dust Devils, 5-4 in ten innings Thursday night. With the Everett loss, the Indians now lead the NWL North Division by three games with four to play in the first half of the season. The two teams meet up in Everett for the final three games of the first half starting on Saturday.
NEXT GAME AT AVISTA STADIUM
Spokane concludes its three-game series with the Vancouver Canadians on Friday for Storybook Princess & Fireworks Night presented by MultiCare, 4 News Now, The Big 99.9 Coyote Country, KXLY AM 920/100.7 FM and Northwest Sizzle. Avista Stadium transforms into a magical land full of princesses from your favorite fairytales. Wear your prince or princess costume and take pictures with all the storybook characters such as Belle, Anna, Elsa & more! Stick around after the game for a spectacular fireworks show. Also, get your BINGO card as you enter the stadium to participate in Coeur d’Alene Casino Baseball B-I-N-G-O! Gates open at 5:30 PM with first pitch at 6:30 PM. Tickets for all Spokane Indians home game are available to purchase at the Avista Stadium Ticket Office or at SpokaneIndians.com. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or TicketsWest at 1-800-325-SEAT.