Friday, June 17, 2011

Burley escapes Founders with 15-0, 14-11 sweep

Legion baseball doubleheader

     Although the Wood River American Legion baseball team enjoyed one of its best hitting efforts Tuesday afternoon, the Burley Green Sox wielded even better bats and finished an Area C “A” twinbill sweep.

     Burley (28 hits in 2 games) outlasted Wood River 14-11 in the nightcap of Tuesday’s league doubleheader at Hailey’s Founders Field. But coach Trent Seamons’ host Wranglers (1-7) gave Burley (7-5) a tussle and finished with 12 hits.

     Wood River’s Ben Williams clouted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to bring the Wranglers within striking range in the hitfest. Alex Padilla and Marshall Reyburn had extra-base hits for Hailey.

     In Tuesday’s opener, Burley righthander Joe Ferrin (57 pitches, 2 BB, 3 K) mastered Wood River with a two-hit shutout in the 15-0 Green Sox romp. Ferrin added three hits and scored three runs while his batterymate, catcher Jack Darrington, delivered three hits and drove home four runs.

     Austin Hafer and Armando Gomez had the only Wrangler hits. On defense, center fielder Padilla made a couple of fine plays and threw a Burley runner out at home, catcher Cam Benson applying the tag.

     Wood River competes in the Wingers Wood Bat Father’s Day Classic tournament through Sunday, June 16-19 at Rodeo Park in Nampa. Games are—Friday, June 17: At 2 p.m., Wood River vs. Seminoles. Saturday, June 18: At 4:30 p.m., Wood River vs. Kuna; and at 7 p.m., Wood River vs. Nampa.

     Sunday, June 19: At 12 noon, Wood River vs. Vallivue.

     The Wranglers will then resume action next week with an overnight trip to eastern Idaho, playing Hillcrest at Idaho Falls Tuesday, June 21 at 3 p.m. and the Blackfoot Broncos next Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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