Friday, June 22, 2012

Legion rallies past Buhl Tribe 10-5

Wranglers divide road double dip

Timely hitting and a big five-run rally in the sixth frame enabled the Wood River American Legion baseball team to defeat the host Buhl Tribe 10-5 Tuesday in the first game of an Area C "A" doubleheader.

Buhl won the nightcap 13-5.

In Tuesday's opener, Wood River (11 hits) jumped ahead 4-0 with a three-run second ignited by a run-scoring double off the bat of Austin Hafer. Nic Brunker's RBI single plated another run in the uprising.

Righthander Tim Boyle (5 innings, 8 hits, 3 BB) gave the visiting Wranglers a steady effort on the hill, but the Tribe reached him for three runs in the fifth and slipped ahead 5-4.

The Wranglers bounced back with five runs of their own in the top of the sixth.

Catcher Cameron Benson walked, Boyle (3-for-5) singled and Hafer (3 hits) launched a two-run double. Finn Isaacson chipped in with an RBI single and Junior Solis brought home the fifth run of the frame with a fielder's choice bouncing ball.

Lefthander Hafer relieved winning pitcher Boyle (1-1) in the sixth and held Buhl scoreless in the final two innings. His defense did the job and helped the Wranglers snap a three-game losing streak.

Playing under the lights in the second game, Wood River (4 hits) couldn't get its bats going and yielded a nine-run third inning during its 13-5 setback. Starting pitcher Brunker, Armando Gomez and Cameron Benson shared the mound duty.

Cameron Benson had two singles in the second game.

Wood River entertains the Pocatello Razorbacks Monday, June 25 for a 3 p.m. twinbill at Founders Field in Hailey.

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