tames Tribe 5-1
Wood River wins
doesn’t mind the high pitching mound at Buhl’s Clint Faux diamond.
the righthander seem taller than his already imposing 6-3 frame. He
pitches well in big games at Buhl.
Peebles, Wood River senior third baseman, steadies the Wolverines in
the field and at the plate. He gloved Tribe grounders for the third outs
of the sixth and seventh innings in Saturday’s 5-1 win at Buhl. Express
photo by David N. Seelig
stood taller than Wood River High School senior Beck Saturday at Buhl.
With commanding location, he threw a one-hitter and didn’t allow an
earned run enabling the Wolverines to beat Buhl 5-1.
this spring, 13-3 two seasons) walked three of the first seven Tribe
batters but settled down and was bulletproof for the final
five-and-a-two-third frames as Wood River captured a huge victory.
(18-5, 6-0 league) completed an unbeaten SCIC season and earned the top
seed in the upcoming league tournament. Buhl (14-6, 4-2) would have tied
Wood River with a win, but it wasn’t to be.
two-run single in the first gave Beck all the runs he needed. In his first
twinbill back after being sidelined with a shoulder injury, Bolton reached
base five times in eight trips.
insurance, Paul Tinker (2 hits) added a two-out RBI single in the third
inning, Matt Conover (2 hits) chipped in with a two-out RBI double in the
fourth and Joe Molyneux cracked a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the fifth
outdueled Tribe ace Tim Bourner, a talented righthanded junior who
scattered seven hits but walked six—and three scored.
non-league nightcap, Buhl snapped Wood River’s school-record 14-game
winning streak with a 13-8 triumph. The Wolverines out-hit Buhl 14-13 but
left 12 runners on base. The Tribe scored in each inning off of three Wood
(4-for-5 with 6 RBI) had a terrific game at the plate.
hits apiece were Ryne Reynoso, Nic Nottingham, Molyneux and Beck. Winning
pitcher Erik Van Patten helped himself with 5 RBI from the clean-up spot
in the Tribe order.
Tuesday, Reynoso (5-1) tossed a five-inning three-hitter and whiffed seven
Bulldogs en route to an easy 13-1 SCIC home win over Kimberly. Topping
Wood River’s 15-hit attack were Conover (4-for-4, double, triple) and
Tinker (3 hits).
wrapped its regular season with a home non-league game against Wendell
Tuesday. Coach Lars Hovey’s Wolverines carried a 9-0 home record into
RIVER NOTES—During its 14-game win streak Wood River outscored
opponents 160-57. For the season the Wolverines have scored 200 runs (8.7)
and allowed 115 (5.0). They’ve got a good chance to break the
single-season school record for wins (22) set by last year’s squad….Seemingly
out of range is the defensive mark of 122 runs (4.4 per game) set in 2000…Beck
(13-3) passed T.J. Peterson (12-9) for second place on the all-time Wood
River pitching wins list. Matt Zachary leads the way at 21-5.
Wood River was 2-4 against eventual state champ Buhl. This year Hailey’s
advantage is 3-1….But last year’s team played tighter games, going 6-2
in one-run decisions (6-0 before state, 0-2 at state). This year’s team
is 3-1 in one-run games….Wood River is 93-43 the last five seasons
including 45-10 at Founders Field….Steve Durkin, Brady Femling and Steve
Hansen will come up from JV to round out the 18-player district tournament
upcoming league tournament, Wood River is shooting for its fifth straight
championship game appearance. The Wolverines won the SCIC tourney in 1999
and 2000, both times over Buhl. The Hailey squad will be shooting for its
fourth consecutive state tourney trip….The Wolverines are 7-2 in their
last three district meets.