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“The Streak” Game 11 – July 5, 1987

Salt Lake 7, Medicine Hat 6

MEDICINE HAT – The Salt Lake Trappers have discovered several ways to win during their two-week winning streak – good hitting, good pitching, good defense. Now add crafty base-running.  Jon Beuder stole home in the top of the ninth inning and Anthony Blackmon followed him across the plate on a wild pitch to cap a bizarre three-run inning, lifting the Trappers to a 7-6 win over Medicine Hat.

Salt Lake entered the ninth inning trailing 5-4.  Mike Malinak led off the ninth with a single to left.  After Ed Citronnelli struck out, Beuder singled and pinch hitter Blackmon walked.  A sacrifice fly by Jim Furguson scored Malinak to tie the game at 5.   After an intentional walk to Neil Reynolds, Blue Jays’ pitcher Rodney Ritchie started a 2-1 delivery to Jon Leake.  Beuder broke for the plate and Richie, hurrying his pitch, threw the ball to the backstop, allowing both Beuder and Blackmon to scamper home.

Box Score

Source:  SaltLakeTribune7/6/1987

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