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.