Indians Handle Volcanoes In Afternoon Game

SPOKANE — Even the earlier starting time couldn’t stop the Spokane Indians from cruising past visiting Salem-Keizer 8-4 Tuesday.

It was a rare afternoon start, about three hours earlier than normal, but Spokane jumped out to an early lead, bringing in three runs in the first inning. They added two more in the third for a lead they’d never relinquish. Third baseman Matt West capped off the scoring with a two-run home run in the eighth.

Reliever Yoon-Hee Nam picked up the win, coming in for starter Wilfredo Boscan after he turned his ankle. Justin Miller got his first save of the season.

The win boosts Spokane’s record to 27-8 for the season, and they keep a five game lead over Boise in the North West League East standings. The two teams square off again Wednesday night at Avista Stadium.