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For the week of July 17 - 23, 2002

Sports

Legion (26-14) makes 
it 11 straight wins

Good road trip, productive homecoming


Everybody plays and contributes.

Thatís whatís happening with the Wood River American Legion baseball team, which is putting together a terrific mid-season stretch.

Wood River (26-14 overall, 12-5 league) blasted through Shelley and Driggs last weekend and posted four Area C "A" wins, then the Wolverines dominated Upper Valley Monday afternoon at Founders Field.

In the six victories coach Lars Hoveyís Wolverines outscored their three opponents 78-14 and out-hit them 77-16. Not bad for a rebuilding team that has now won 11 consecutive gamesónine on the road.

Monday, Wood River pounded Upper Valley 15-0 and 14-4 and out-hit the eastern Idaho visitors 28-3.

In the league opener, righty Ryne Reynoso (7-3) made short work of Upper Valley with a two-hitter. He whiffed 10. Hitting for the rare cycle was catcher Kellen Chatterton, who drilled a homer in the eight-run second and legged out a late triple.

Reynoso added a two-run homer. Kellen Kinghorn and Paul Tinker had two hits each in the 14-hit outburst.

Tyler Thiede (1-1) earned his first Legion win with five innings of one-hit work in the 14-4 nightcap. Wood River trailed 4-3 before erupting for four runs in the fifth and seven in the sixth for a run-rule triumph.

Steve Durkinís two-run single was the big blow in the fifth. Joe Paisley belted a two-run double in the seven-run sixth and Drew Detwiler (2 hits) ended it with a two-run double.

Brady Femling had three singles and scored three runs, while Tinker (3 runs) chipped in three hits including a two-run triple. Reynoso (2 RBI) contributed two hits to the 14-hit attack and Chatterton scored twice.

At Driggs Saturday, Wood River swept 12-0 and 8-7. Detwiler (3-3) tossed a one-hitter, allowing only a leadoff double, in the five-inning opener. He struck out seven and added two hits at bat. Durkin had three hits and Paisley (double) two.

In the nightcap Wood Riverís five-run sixth erased a 4-3 deficit and made a winner of reliever Paisley (1-1), the second of three pitchers. Reynoso ripped a clutch two-out RBI single in the rally and Tinker came up with a timely two-run double.

Friday, Reynoso (13 Ks) threw a five-hitter at Shelley in a 10-2 Wood River opening-game win. Detwiler (2 runs) contributed three hits, Paisley and Chatterton (double) two apiece.

Rookie Steve Hansen (8-3) benefited from an 18-hit attack in the 19-1 nightcap victory. He allowed only two hits on the mound and did well at the plate with a 3-for-3 game including two doubles and three runs.

Matt Conover went 4-for-4 (2 doubles, 3 runs), Detwiler had three more hits including a pair of two-baggers, Paisley scored three runs, Durkin and Matt Job added two hits.

Next, Wood River goes to Twin Falls today, Wednesday, then visits Marsh Falls and Pocatello this weekend and hosts Bear Lake Monday. After a slow start Wood River has improved its road record to 14-12 and has won 16 of its last 18.

 


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