Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Slim pickings for Wolverines in Great Basin post season

The Wood River baseball team played a lot of ball over a three-day span last week, but they did not get in the game they wanted to -- the Great Basin Fourth District championship.

The Minico Spartans ended the Wolverines banner bid, blanking Hailey 10-0 in Rupert Saturday. The Spartans capitalized on a 9-run first and pitcher Matt Tracy took it from there, allowing just one hit and striking out six in a five-frame effort.

The loss was on the heels of a 13-2 victory over Burley in Hailey Friday. The Wolverines needed only five frames to eliminate the Bobcats. Pitcher Pat Patterson picked up the win, issuing eight hits and four strikeouts. The Wolverines opened with a burst, scoring five runs apiece in the first and second innings. Tyler Israel smacked a three-run triple. Both Trent Seamons and Danny Kramer were 2-for-3.

#1 Jerome bested Wood River 9-3 in the tourney opener on Thursday.

The visiting Wolverines put two on the scoreboard in the first. A single by Kenny Cardona plated Michael Brunker and Israel. Jerome answered with four in the bottom of the frame and never trailed thereafter. Seamons tagged two hits.

The Wolverines finished the season 8-15 overall and 4-6 in league play.

On Monday, Minico defeated Jerome 7-5 to force an "if-necessary" contest.

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