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“The Streak” Game 21 – July 18, 1987

Salt Lake 3, Pocatello 1 (12)

POCATELLO – Miraculously, unbelievably the Trappers kept their unbeaten streak alive.  Trailing nearly the entire game, Salt Lake rallied to tie it in the eighth inning, fought off Pocatello game-winning opportunities in the ninth and tenth innings and beat the Giants in the 12th on a solo home run by Mike Malinak and a run scoring single by Steve Scott.

Pocatello took the lead in the first inning with back-to-back doubles off of Trapper starter Mike Humphrey.  Humphrey gained his composure and pitched two-hit shut out ball the rest of the way.  Trapper stopper Tim Peters relieved Humphrey in the 10th inning. Peters retired the last eight Giants he faced to get the win and run his record to 7-1.

Salt Lake tied the game in the eighth inning when Adam Casillas and Jim Ferguson put together back-to-back singles, and Dave Ward’s sacrifice fly scored Casillas from third to tie the game at 1-1.

In the 12th inning, Malinak led off the 12th inning with a towering shot over the left field wall to give Salt Lake a 2-1 lead.  Casillas followed with a double and one out later Scott singled to center to score Casillas and give the Trappers a 3-1 victory.

Game 21 Story KTVX – KSL – KUTV

Game 21 Box Score

Source:  Salt Lake Tribune July 19, 1987

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