ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jon Niese went five solid innings on Thursday for the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A), earning his fourth win of the season in a 5-3 triumph over the Albuqerque Isotopes.

Niese, a Defiance High School grad and former New York Met and Pittsburgh Pirate, allowed six hits and three runs over five frames with two walks and two strikeouts.

The former Bulldog and current Seattle Mariners’ farmhand is 4-2 in 11 starts and 12 appearances for Tacoma with 29 strikeouts and a 4.55 ERA in 59.1 frames.

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