"It kind of hurt us a little bit, we didn't get to travel a couple of our big key guys like shortstop [Carlos Penalver], and the guy that hits in front of me or behind me all year,[Yasiel Balaguert], who drove in the most runs on our team, so that's a big factor right there," said Hawks third baseman Jacob Rogers.
"I tell you what, they're a different team at home, they proved that over the regular season. In the playoffs, I think they are undefeated anytime they get a chance to play at home. It's just a tremendous atmosphere, it's a packed house, definitely a home field advantage," added Hawks Manager Gary Van Tol.
Monday's loss made Boise the Northwest League runner-up for the second-straight season. It was their second-straight loss to Vancouver Canadians.
That being said, Gary Van Tol told KBOI 2 Sports his young team learned a lot from this season, and after all that's the role of a minor league team.