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“The Streak” Game 25 – July 22, 1987

Salt Lake 7, Idaho Falls 2

The Trappers took two giant steps towards professional baseball consecutive win record at Derks Field with a doubleheader sweep of the Idaho Falls Braves.  Adam Casillas two-run, pinch-hit single in the sixth inning keyed a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.

Trapper Manager Jim Gilligan who was worried about two seven inning games had cause for concern.  Salt Lake took a 3-1 lead into the sixth inning, but the Braves figured out reliever Tim Peters to cut the advantage to 3-2.  Fortunately, the Trapper manager didn’t have to worry for long.  Peters quashed the rally with a strikeout and a harmless grounder to short, and the Salt Lake bats rode to the rescue in the bottom of the inning with a four-run, three-hit outburst aided by two Idaho Falls errors.

Frank Colston led off the frame with a single.  Matt Huff followed with an infield hit.  After Mike Malinak loaded the bases on an error, pinch hitter Casillas stepped up and ripped a single to right to knock in two and make it 5-2.  A bad throw to the plate on a squeeze bunt by Dave Ward scored Malinak, and a follow-up single by Jim Ferguson allowed Casillas to cross the plate and make it 7-2.

Link to Game 24 and 25 Story  KUTV – KSL

Link to Game 24 and 25 Story KTVX

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