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“The Streak” Game 24 – July 22, 1987

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.

Link to Game 24 and 25  Story  KUTV – KSL:

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Source:  Salt Lake Tribune July 23,  1987

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