Walk-off homer lifts Buhl over WR
In American Legion baseball
It came down to the final inningóand
Buhlís Tribe had a clutch swing when it counted.
Buhlís Perry Hamilton reached out for a
low curve ball and lifted it over the fence for a three-run, walk-off homer that
beat the Wood River American Legion "A" team 6-4 Tuesday at Clint Faux diamond
The blast made a winner of Buhl righty
Paul Gerrish, who continued his mastery of Wood River batters that started in
the spring season when he was pitching for Filer. Gerrish allowed no hits and no
batters to second base through five, and ended up with a three-hitter.
Wood River, stunned by the Kobe
Bryant-like arrow, went meekly in the nightcap 7-1 to drop Haileyís record to
2-2 on the season, 2-2 in Area C play.
"Buhl just beat us in that first game.
Gerrish is a real solid pitcher, but itís nothing we canít handle. For us, Steve
Hansen didnít have his good stuff, but he had a lot of heart and threw good
pitches," said Wood River coach Eli Lloyd.
Wood River showed heart as well, erasing a
3-0 Tribe lead with four runs in the sixth.
Morgan Uhrig walked, Brady Femling
singled, Derek Abbott reached on an infield error and catcher Billy Kramer
stroked a one-out, two-strike single that brought home two runs for Hailey.
Tyson Reynoso then added a sacrifice fly.
Unfortunately, Hansen (10 hits, 4 K, 2 BB)
faced the meat of the Tribe order in the seventh. Remington Daniels (4 hits) led
off with an infield single, Gerrish singled and Hamilton cracked his game
Defensively, Wood River (7 errors) didnít
have a great doubleheader, but third baseman Reynoso was tough gloving a bunch
of grounders in the opener. "It was a tight game all the way," said Lloyd.
In the nightcap, Hamilton turned
Wolverine-killer with a three-hitter on the mound. Tyler Thiede threw well for
Wood River, Lloyd said, but Buhl (4-0, 4-0) built a 6-0 lead in the third helped
by Wolverine miscues.
The Wolverines travel to Shelley for two
more league games today, Friday, June 11 and go down to Burley Monday.