BOISE — The Eugene Emeralds scored four runs in the top of the first inning Friday, and then held on for a 4-3 win over the Boise Hawks in a Northwest League baseball game.

The Emeralds (8-14) had dropped four straight games before Friday and 11 of their past 13 contests before jumping out to the big early lead against the Hawks (12-10).

All six of Eugene's first-inning hits were singles, and the first run scored when Fernando Kelli stole home after he and Nico Hoerner had led off the game with back-to-back singles.

Christopher Morel, Gustavo Planco and Tyler Duran had RBI singles to account for the other three runs in the first inning.

Boise scored once in the fourth and twice in the seventh inning but couldn't overcome the 4-0 deficit. The two seventh-inning runs came when Kennard McDowell singled with two outs and Cole Anderson followed with an inside-the-park home run.

The Hawks threatened to tie it in bottom of the ninth inning when Willie MacIver led off with a double. Eugene reliever Carlos Vega got the next two batters to strike out and fly out. MacIver went to third on a wild pitch, but Vega got Anderson to strike out looking to end the game.

Jonathan Sierra had four hits and Kelli added three to lead Eugene's 14-hit attack.

Jeffrey Passantino took over in relief of Emeralds starter Zach Mort in the third inning and allowed eight hits, three runs and struck out four in five innings to get the win. Vega struck out three over two innings for his first save.