Idaho Falls pins loss Range Riders

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Jun. 27—Daily Inter Lake

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Brady West's two-run triple capped a third-inning rally for Idaho Falls, and the runs kept coming in a 15-7 win over the Glacier Range Riders at Melaleuca Field Sunday.

The Range Riders (12-17) managed to hold the Pioneer League's top RBI man, Hunter Hisky, to one hit — but it was a two-run double that put Idaho Falls up 8-4 in the fourth inning. Hisky ended the day with 51 RBIs in 30 games.

The Madres — Idaho Falls (18-11) adopted its Chukars nickname in 2003, but takes the name Madres to honor women and its hispanic community on Sundays — cruised in from there. Dusty Stroup's three-run home run, his eighth, made it 14-6 in the sixth.

Glacier rapped out 13 hits, including three by Dean Miller, who drove in two. Livingston Morris had an RBI double; Brody Wofford and Sam Linscott hit RBI doubles in the first as the Riders took a 3-0 lead.

The Range Riders dropped two of three in Idaho Falls, with a 4-3 win on Saturday. They have the next two days off before starting a six-game series at Great Falls on Wednesday.

Glacier's next home game is July 5 against Missoula, at 7:05 p.m. at Flathead Field.

Range Riders 300 111 010 — 7 13 2

Madres 203 314 20x — 15 16 1

Andrew Stout, Tanner Solomon (6), Austin Steinford (7), Justin Coleman (8) and Justin Mazzone. Nicholas Trabacchi, Alex Fishberg (6), Nate Jenkins (7), Jonathan Nunnally Jr. (9) and Brady West.

GLACIER RANGE RIDERS — Brandt Broussard 1-4, Ben McConnell 1-4, Ryan Cash 1-5, Sam Linscott 2-5, Dean Miller 3-4, Austin McNicholas 0-0, Brody Wofford 2-5, Livingston Morris 1-4, Brandon Trammel 2-5, Mazzone 0-3.

IDAHO FALLS MADRES — Sam Troyer 1-4, Matt Feinstein 3-4, Hunter Hisky 1-5, Calvin Estrada 2-3, Brady West 2-4, Justy Stroup 2-4, Jose Reyes 1-4, Eric Callahan 0-5, Brendon Hueth 4-5.

2B — Wofford 2, Linscott, Miller, Morris, Hueth 2, Hisky, Estrada. 3B — West. HR — Estrada, Stroup. RBIs — Miller 2, Morris, Wofford, Broussard, Linscott, West 3, Stroupe 3, Hisky 3, Hueth 2, Feinstein 2, Estrada 2. SF — Broussard.

Late Saturday

Range Riders 4, Chukars 3

Justin Mazzone singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and a pair of Glacier relievers shut down Idaho Falls from there.

Glacier starting pitcher Noah Barros (3-2) earned the win, scattering seven hits and two walks in six innings. He gave up all three Idaho Falls runs, with two earned. He fanned two.

Isaiah Henry threw two scoreless innings before Austin Steinfort retired the Chukars in order in the ninth for his second save.

Henry walked one and struck out one; Steinfort got three flyouts.

Glacier trailed 2-0 early, but got a run when Ryan Cash's third-inning grounder was misplayed, scoring Brandt Broussard, and drew even when Sam Linscott followed with an RBI single.

Cash added a sacrifice fly, scoring Broussard, as the Riders drew even again in the fifth, 3-3.

The go-ahead rally came with two out and nobody on: Livingston Morris doubled, and Mazzone singled him in. Mazzone, with the club for nine games, is hitting .333.

Range Riders 002 011 000 — 4 7 3

Chukars 111 000 000 — 3 7 2

Barros, Henry (7), Steinford (9) and Mazzone. Romano, Rodriguez (7), Nunnally Jr. (9) and Hisky. W — Barros (3-2). L — Romano (2-1). S — Steinford (2).

RANGE RIDERS — McConnell 2-5, Cash 0-3, Linscott 2-4, Miller 0-4, Trammell 0-3, Howell 0-1, Wofford 0-4, Morris 1-4, Mazzone 1-4, Broussard 1-2.

CHUKARS — Barmakian 1-5, Feinstein 1-4, Husky 1-4, Estrada 1-4, West 0-4, Stroupe 0-4, Troyer 0-3, Callahan 1-3, Reyues 2-4.

2B — Morris, Broussard, Reyes. 3B — Callahan. RBIs — Cash, Linscott, Mazzone, Estrada, Reyes. SB — Stroupe, Callahan. CS — Barmakian.