Salt Lake 13, Medicine Hat 7
Salt Lake receiving excellent relief pitching from newcomer John Groennert and more slugging from Mike Malinak, exploded for six runs in the seventh inning en route to a 13-7 victory at Derks Field.
Groennert’s fourth appearance turned out to be a gem. He worked 4 2/3 innings of three-hit relief of starter Kurt Stange. In picking up his first victory, Groennert did not permit an earned run and struck out six.
The Trappers scored three runs in each of the second and third innings. It was the hitting of shortstop Jim Ferguson which ignited the rallies. Ferguson had three singles in four trips. The Trappers went ahead 7-6 in the sixth on the first of two RBI singles by Frank Colston.
Medicine Hat tied it in the seventh with an unearned run, and the Trappers erupted for six in their half of the seventh. Jon Leake’s two-run double, Colston’s single and Malinak’s second triple of the game accounted for all the runs. Malinak finished the game going four-for-five with two singles and two triples. He drove in three runs on the night.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune July 12, 1987