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For the week of April 18 through April 24, 2001

Wood River baseball team extends winning streak to eight games

Wolverines pound Filer Wildcats 10-0 and 12-4

The streak continues for the Wood River High School varsity baseball team, which has won 11 of its last 12 games. 

Wood River (12-3, 2-0 league) pounded the Filer Wildcats 10-0 and 12-4 Tuesday afternoon in a Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference matinee at Founders Field in Hailey. Only the first game counted toward the league standings. But both games counted toward Wood River's current eight-game winning streak. 

Lefthander Riley Nash (4-1) tossed a five-inning two-hitter in the opener for Wood River's second straight shutout. Righthander Jeff Bolton beat Wendell 10-0 Saturday afternoon at Founders Field. Nash needed only 78 pitches to tame the Wildcats, walking four, whiffing four and hitting one. Filer's only hits were a pair of leadoff singles in the fourth. 

The Wolverines (10 hits) pushed across all the runs they needed in the first. Max Paisley (2 runs) walked, Jake Upham was beaned and Cory Goicoechea (2 hits, 3 RBI) delivered an RBI single. Jeff Bolton added an RBI single in the three-run inning. In the fourth, Ryne Reynoso (2 hits, 2 runs) singled, Matt Beck (2 hits, 2 runs) added a single, Joe Molyneux drove home a run with a ground ball and Goicoechea plated two more with another single. Reynoso's leadoff homer over the center field fence fueled a three-run fifth that ended the game early on the 10-run rule. Upham (2 hits) ended it with a two-run single. 

In the second game, Goicoechea (1-0) threw five innings of four-hit, one-run baseball. He struck out eight Wildcats, walked three and hit two--and left the game with a comfortable 8-0 lead. Reynoso pitched the final two innings as Wood River outhit Filer 14-6 and once again played errorless baseball. 

Paisley (3 hits) belted a one-out triple in the third and scampered home on an RBI grounder by Nash (2 hits) for a 1-0 lead, then Bolton (2 hits) singled to extend the lead to 2-0. In the three-run fourth, Evan Peebles (2 runs) was beaned, Tyler Corrock (2 runs) singled, Paisley lofted a sacrifice fly followed by singles off the bats of Nash and Upham (3 hits). Other contributors at the plate for coach Lars Hovey's Wolverines were Nic Nottingham (2 hits), Reynoso (double and 2 runs) and Molyneux (RBI double). 

Filer (4-10) was hurting for pitching arms after playing four games last Friday and Saturday at the Buhl Mid-Season Classic Tournament. 

But the 'Cats will have to come up with some more arms Thursday, April 19 when Wood River visits the much-improved Filer diamond for a 3 p.m. rematch. 

Then, Sugar-Salem and Jerome arrive at Founders Field to test Wood River's 4-0 homefield record Saturday, April 21 for 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. non-league games.

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