Short-Season Dish: Vitters, Hawks’ Offense Pound Vancouver

Prospect Of The Day

Boise third baseman Josh Vitters (Cubs) led the Hawks’ onslaught of Vancouver. He went 3-for-5 with his 19th and 20th doubles of the season and had two runs and two RBIs.

Prospect Nuggets

Boise had 16 runs on 24 hits and scored in eight of nine innings to crush Vancouver 16-9. First baseman Ryan Keedy (Cubs) continues to lead the league in hitting after going 3-for-4 with a double, second baseman Marwin Gonzalez (Cubs) went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and catcher Carlos Perez (Cubs) went 2-for-6 with two doubles. Righthander Chris Carpenter (Cubs) started and pitched well, allowing one run on two hits in four innings. However, he walked three and struck out just one. Righthander Andrew Cashner (Cubs) came on in relief and gave up two unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings, but Vancouver had five hits and walked twice off him. . . Conor Gillaspie (Giants) has joined Salem-Keizer, but he is 2-for-14 in four games. The third baseman from Wichita State was the Giants’ supplemental first-rounder this past June. . . Righthander Wilfredo Boscan (Rangers) won his eighth game for Spokane. He held the opposition to two runs on five hits in five innings and struck out five. . . Tri-City center fielder Charles Blackmon (Rockies) went 2-for-5 and hit his first home run in short-season ball.

What To Watch For Today

The New York-Penn League has one more day off, but the Northwest League has a full slate of games, including Spokane hosting Boise.