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“The Streak” Game 13 – July 8, 1987

Salt Lake 10, Great Falls 8

The Trappers, bunching their runs in three-innings, ran their winning streak to 13 with a 10-8 victory over Great Falls. Great Falls jumped on starter Kent Hetrick for eight runs and 12 hits in four-plus innings.  But as has been the case so often, the Trappers overcame early adversary.

Adam Casillas was the hitting star for the Trappers going 4 for 4 and knocking in three runs. Casillas knocked in two runs in the third with a double to left, and his sacrifice fly in the fourth accounted for the run that tied the game at eight.

In the fourth, Jim Ferguson doubled home Beuder and Neil Reynolds knocked in Furguson with a single.  Jon Leake doubled to right to advance Reynolds to third. Casillas delivered his sacrifice fly and and Salt Lake went ahead 8-6. Matt Huff led off the fifth inning with his second home run of the season and the Trappers never lost the lead. Leake’s single to center scored Jon Beuder with the final run of the game.

The Trapper bullpen shut out the Dodgers over the final four innings.  Niles Creekmore was credited with the victory, and he was backed up by John Groennert and Tim Peters.  Peters struck out the side in the ninth to earn his fourth save.

Box Score

Source: Salt Lake Tribune July 9, 1987

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