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“The Streak” Game 23 – July 20, 1987

Salt Lake 13, Pocatello 10

POCATELLO – In the top of the seventh inning, with Pocatello leading the Trappers 9-3, the P.A. announcer for the Giants declared, “The streak is over.”

The man should have known better.

After the Giants five-run, five-hit sixth inning, the Trappers’ hopes for keeping the streak alive looked as bleak as the weather, as a blowing rain threatened a premature end to the game.  But, as if it was scripted, the Trappers dramatically turned it around and bus-rode into the Idaho night with their happy ending.

Salt Lake outfielder Dave Ward led off the seventh with a single. Jim Ferguson the hit a two-run home run cutting the Giant lead to 9-5.  With one out, Jon Leake was safe on a error and advanced on a single by Matt Huff.  Ed Citronnelli blasted another homer – a three-run shot – put pull the Trappers within one run.  After the second Giant pitching change in the inning, Mike Malinak singled and scored on a towering two-run home run by Frank Colston.  The Trappers led 10-9 and they weren’t yet finished in the seventh. In his second at bat in the inning, Ward was hit by a pitch, and then advanced to third on a Pocatello error.  Adam Casillas then singled bringing in Ward for the final run of the inning giving the Trappers an 11-9 lead.

Pocatello scored one more time in the eighth, but Salt Lake countered with two more runs in the top of the ninth to secure the 13-10 victory.

Game 23 Story  KUTV – KSL

Game 23 Box Score

Source:  Salt Lake Tribune July 21, 1987

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