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Indians Ruff Up Hops for Third Straight Win

April 20, 2022

Spokane, WASH. - Mike Ruff was sensational over six scoreless frames and Ben Sems connected on his first professional home run as the Indians shut out the Hops, 2-0, in front of 1,697 fans at Avista Stadium for RIBBY the Mascot's Birthday & Redband Rally Night presented by the City

Spokane, WASH. - Mike Ruff was sensational over six scoreless frames and Ben Sems connected on his first professional home run as the Indians shut out the Hops, 2-0, in front of 1,697 fans at Avista Stadium for RIBBY the Mascot's Birthday & Redband Rally Night presented by the City of Spokane.

TOP PERFORMERS:

  • Ruff allowed just four hits and no walks while striking out six to lower his season ERA to 1.80.
  • Zac Veen doubled twice and now has four extra-base hits over his last two games.
  • Luke Taggart struck out the side in the ninth for his first save of the season.

TURNING POINT:

  • Colin Simpson's RBI double in the bottom of the sixth gave the Indians some breathing room as they handed the game over to the bullpen.

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • One night after clobbering four home runs, the Hops managed just six hits, no walks, and struck out a total of 10 times.

NEXT HOME GAME

The Indians are back in action tomorrow night for 1st Responders Appreciation Night _presented by the Longhorn BBQ and The Big 99.9 Coyote Country. Join the Spokane Indians in thanking the 1st Responders of the Inland Northwest. Local first responders will be on-hand to do demonstrations and show off their vehicles and equipment_!_ CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

ABOUT THE SPOKANE INDIANS

The Spokane Indians are the High-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies located in Spokane, Washington, and were named 2021 MiLB Organization of the Year. Avista Stadium is home to the MultiCare Kids Bench Seat. Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE. The Spokane Indians office and team store hours are 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday and 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Fridays. On game days, the office and team store are open from 10:00 AM through the end of the game.