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.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune July 21, 1987