Printed on: March 20, 2014

Maupin no-hits Marsh in season opener


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At Arimo, South Fremont High School starter Ryker Maupin celebrated opening day of high school baseball in the most appropriate way Wednesday, firing a no-hitter in a 4-1 road win over Marsh Valley.

The Cougars had only been outside on their home field twice before Wednesday's opener, but it didn't keep the hard-throwing Maupin from dominating the Eagles with nine strikeouts against two walks. Maupin allowed one earned run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lose the shutout.

"We were happy to have Ryker throw so well, and to play such good defense behind him," South Fremont coach Chad Hill said. "On the other side we were able to get runners on and into scoring position at the right times,"

The 1-0 Cougars return to action Friday when they travel to American Falls for a nonconference game.

HILLCREST 19, CENTURY 6: At Pocatello, the Knights broke out late at Halliwell Park with 13 runs over the final three innings to improve to 3-0 with a rout of the Diamondbacks.

Hillcrest's Tyler Patterson and Kaden Taylor combined to go 5 for 7 at the plate with five runs, four RBIs and three extra base hits. Patterson also got the win, striking out four over four strong innings.

"It was a pretty good baseball game after four (innings), and we really hit the ball well and were disciplined at the plate," Hillcrest coach Scott Barr said. "But we are still making little mistakes that are going to cost us against good teams."

The Knights will return to Halliwell Park on Friday for a 4 p.m. start against Pocatello.

POCATELLO 8, IDAHO FALLS 4; POCATELLO 7, IDAHO FALLS 6: At Melaleuca Field, Pocatello swept Idaho Falls in the Tigers' season-opening doubleheader.

The Indians and Tigers were knotted at 3-3 through four innings of the opener before Pocatello scored five runs in the last three innings to take the win. Idaho Falls held a 6-2 lead through five innings before Pocatello pounded out five runs in the sixth inning to complete the rally.

Idaho Falls coach Pat Lloyd said seven errors got the best of the Tigers in Game 1, as did the errors in the sixth inning of the nightcap.

"We just didn't come up with the plays we needed to when we needed to," Lloyd said. "Overall, the mistakes we made are things we can correct as a team."

Corbin John went 2 for 6 with a double and two RBIs for the day while Johnny Hyland and Nick Chaffin each went 1 for 4 with a double in Game 1. Andy Clements went 2 for 3 with a double in Game 2.

Idaho Falls (0-2) next plays Friday at Rigby.

Softball

SKYLINE 10, BONNEVILLE 6: At Bonneville, Sierra Cottle and Rylee Jensen combined to go 8 for 10 with two triples in Skyline's season-opening win over the Bees.

The Grizzlies scored six of their 10 runs in the third and fourth innings.

"We had quite a few outfield errors and they were able to capitalize on them," Bonneville coach Tanya Cromwell said. "Unfortunately, when Sarah (Phillips) hit her out-of-the-park home run, we had nobody else on base."

Phillips, who went 3 for 4 on the day, was the first batter up for Bonneville in the fourth inning when she hit her home run over the fence. Courtney Hathaway also went 3 for 4 for Bonneville with a double and an RBI.

Kylee Burnside took the win in the circle for the Grizzlies, walking none and striking out four in seven innings pitched.

Bonneville (2-2) hosts District 93 rival Hillcrest on Friday.