Salt Lake 13, Idaho Falls 0
IDAHO FALLS – The Salt Lake Trappers Blasted their way to a record-tying 19th straight victory with a 13-0 rout of the Idaho Falls Braves. Koichi Ikeue went the distance throwing a four-hit shutout, while Ed Citronelli, Jim Ferguson and Mike Malinak combined to drive in nine runs on nine hits. Ferguson ripped a bases loaded double to ignite the Trappers in the fifth, while Citronelli and Malinak crushed a pair of two-run homers in the eighth and ninth innings.
Ikeue, who has now pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings, retired the first 10 batters he faced. The Traps staked a 1-0 lead in the second when Mike Malinak walked, Adam Casillas singled and Matt Huff drove Malinak home on a double play grounder.
In the third, leadoff hitter Jon Leake drew a walk, Malinak singled, Casillas drew another walk, and Jim Furguson lashed a three-run double into left field to make the score 5-0. The Trappers advantage increased to 6-0 in the seventh with a run scoring single by Dave Ward.
Citronelli’s towering two-run smash to center got things going in the eighth. Followed by Furguson’s one-run single and Anthony Blackmon’ two-run double. Malinak’s two-run rocket over the left-field wall in the ninth made it 13-0. Citronelli, who replaced Frank Colston behind the plate after the Trappers starter was ejected in the first inning for arguing a called third strike, finished 3 for 4 with three RBI’s. Malinak was 3 for 5 with a pair of runs batted in and Ferguson ended up 4 for 5 with four RBI’s.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune July 16, 1987