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“The Streak” Game 14 – July 9, 1987

Salt Lake 7, Great Falls 6

In yet another come-from-behind performance, the Salt Lake Trappers edged Great Falls 7-6 at Derks Field and ran their winning streak to 14.  The Trappers wasted a bases-loaded  opportunity in the first inning.  Neil Reynolds drew a one-out walk and Matt Huff doubled him to third. Frank Colston was awarded first base on catchers interference. Great Falls worked out of the inning when Mike Malinak struck out and Ed Citronelli flew out to right to end the inning.

Mike Malinak hit a two-out two run home run in the fifth inning to give the Trappers a 3-1 advantage.  In the sixth inning, the Trappers fell apart defensively, committing four errors in the inning as Great Falls scored 4 times to take a 5-3 lead.  The Trappers picked up one more run in the seventh.  Huff lead off the inning with a double and eventually scored on a Malinak ground out cutting the Dodger lead to 5-4.

The Trappers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth.  Jon Beuder opened the inning be reaching first on a Dodger error.  Jon Leake blooped a single to right and Anthony Blackmon’s bunt single down the third baseline loaded the bases.  Reynolds knocked in the tying run and go-ahead runs with a ground single to right. Huff knocked in the final run with a sacrifice fly.

Tim Peters came out of the bullpen to squelch an eighth inning rally by the Dodgers.  With runners at first and second and no outs, Peters got the next two batters to fly out, and then recorded a strikeout to end the rally. Although he allowed a run in the ninth, Peters wound up with the win, boosting his record to 5-1.

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Source: Salt Lake Tribune July 10, 1987

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