Salt Lake 8, Idaho Falls 3
The Trappers took two giant step towards professional baseball consecutive win record at Derks Field with a doubleheader sweep of the Idaho Falls Braves. Kurt Stange notched his first win of the season scattering six hits and Anthony Blackmon drilled a two-run, fifth inning homer to lead the Trappers to an 8-3 victory in the opener.
Idaho Falls took an early 1-0 lead in the first, but the Trappers got it back in the bottom of the inning, when Frank Colston drove in Jim Ferguson on a two-out single. Then, after a Matt Huff single, Mike Malinak walked and Colston scored on a balk.
The Traps, who scratched out another run in the third when Ed Citronelli ripped an RBI single, blew the contest open in the fifth. Citronelli opened the inning with a single. Blackmon then sent a 2-2 pitch over the left field wall to give the Trappers a 5-1 lead. Dave Ward kept the rally alive when he reached on an error. Ferguson and Jon Leak followed with a pair of RBI singles to make it 7-1.
Idaho Falls picked up two runs in the sixth off starter Stange, but reliever John Groennert cut the late rally short, and Blackmon lashed another one-run single in the bottom of the inning to make it 8-3.
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Source: Salt Lake Tribune July 23, 1987