Printed on: July 10, 2013

Bandits take 2nd in Spokane


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At Spokane, Wash., the Idaho Falls Bandits reached the finals of the 38-team Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Wood Bat Classic on Sunday before falling 5-0 to Post 259 Excelsiors from Minnesota.

The Bandits, a Double-A American Legion baseball club, went 4-1 in pool play and won their pool, earning a berth into the semifinals. Connor Van Orden then tossed a complete game in the Bandits' 3-2 win in nine innings against the Spokane Dodgers to reach the championship.

Idaho Falls turned a triple play against the Dodgers. Right fielder Jalen Fuhriman hauled in a fly ball and threw out a runner at the plate. Catcher Jade Rencher then threw to second and caught a runner trying to advance from first in a 9-2-4-3-6-1 triple play.

Van Orden's outing capped a weekend of strong pitching from the Bandits. Luke Martin threw a one-hitter in an 8-1 victory against Pullman, Wash. Ian Ence tossed a two-hitter against Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Kohl Hostert added a two-hitter in a loss to the Spokane Crew. Fuhriman also threw a six-inning, one-hitter against the Gallatin Valley Outlaws of Montana.

Idaho Falls cranked four home runs during the weekend. Fuhriman homered in the semifinals for his seventh bomb of the year. Rencher, Hostert and Tyson Craig also homered.

Idaho Falls (25-8) faces Minico in a doubleheader at 5 p.m. today at Melaleuca Field for its final regular season home game.

Monday's box scores

I.F. Knights 15, I.F. Rangers 1 (5 innnings)

Knights 025 53 - 15 14 1

Rangers 100 00 - 1 6 5

KNIGHTS -- Leading hitters: Tanner Stenquist 3-4 (2 2B), Crouch 2-4, Chase Mecham 2-2, Colton Westergard 3-3 (5 RBIs). Pitcher: Brown 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K.

RANGERS -- Leading hitters: Austin Carpenter 2-2, DJ Hurtado 1-2, Cody Johnstone 2-3. Pitchers: Conner Jensen 4.1 IP 14 H, 15 R, 10 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. Jake Smart 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.

I.F. RANGERS 6, I.F. KNIGHTS 5

Knights 030 001 1 - 5 7 5

Rangers 130 000 2 - 6 10 2

KNIGHTS -- Leading hitters: Tanner Stenquist 1-4 (2B, RBI), Mecham 2-2, Brown 1-2. Pitchers: Westgarn 1.1 IP 4 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 3 H, 3 BB. Belnap 5.2 IP 2 R, 2 ER, 4 K, 7 H, 1 BB.

RANGERS -- Leading hitters: Sean Clements 1-2 (RBI), DJ Hurtado 1-3, Austin Carpenter 1-3, Trent Marvin 1-2. Pitchers: Jaeger Jensen 7 IP 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.

Weekend box scores

Teton Classic at Jackson Hole

I.F. KNIGHTS 10, SUGAR-SALEM 7

Knights 313 120 0 - 10 11 2

Sugar 030 000 4 - 7 7 7

KNIGHTS -- Leading hitters: Colton Westergard 2-4 (3 R), Kyal Erikson 2-3 (2 R, 2 RBIs), Cason Johnson 1-4 (1 R, 2B, 1 RBI), Billy Brown 1-3 (R, RBI, 2B), Tanner Stenquist 3-4, (2B), Caden Taylor 1-4 (R), Casey Pack 2-4(R), Chase Mecham 1-2, (R, RBI, 3 SB), Pitcher: Stenquist 7 IP, 7H, 7R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 8 K

SUGAR -- Leading hitters: Hanosky 2-4 (RBI), Rasmussen 1-3, Small 2-4 (R, 4 RBIs), C. Speakman 1-4, G. Speakman 1-4. Pitchers: Pead 3.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3K. Overson 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1BB 1K.

GREEN RIVER (Wyo.) 6, I.F. KNIGHTS 5

Knights 102 020 0 - 5 7 1

Green River 113 000 1 - 6 8 3

KNIGHTS -- Leading hitters: Colton Westergard 2-4 (2 R, RBI), Tanner Stenquist 1-3 (R), Beau Crouch 2-4 (R, RBI, SB), Cason Johnson 1-4, Clay Cornelison 1-3 (R), Zach Johnson 1-3. Pitcher: Cason Johnson 7 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5BB, 1 K.

GREEN RIVER -- Leading hitters: Wood 1-2 (2 R, 2 SB), Wisniewski 1-4, Cave 1-4 (R, RBI), Zajic 3-4 (R, 2 RBIs), Murray 1-1 (2 R, RBI), Zegelen 1-3, Eslick 1-2 (RBI). Pitcher: Pellittier 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3K. Zajic 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.

I.F. KNIGHTS 4, SMITHFIELD (Utah) 3, 8 inn.

Knights 000 300 01 - 4 7 5

Smithfield 000 300 00 - 3 7 2

KNIGHTS -- Leading hitters: Colton Westetgard 2-4, Cason Johnson 1-4 (R, RBI), Billy Brown 1-3 (R), Beau Crouch 1-3 (2 RBIs) Clay Cornelison 1-3, Chase Mecham 1-3. Pitcher: Cornelison 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K. Pack 1 IP 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.

SMITHFIELD -- Leading hitters: Perritt 1-5, Geslin 1-5, Hansen 1-5, Martin 1-3, Jensen 1-4. Pitchers: Martin 8 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB 6 K.

I.F. KNIGHTS 10, BILLINGS CARDINALS 9

Billings 032 130 0 - 9 12 5

Knights 330 400 x - 10 12 0

BILLINGS -- Top hitters: Tallman 2-4 (R, 4 RBIs), Dyk 2-3 (R, RBI), McGovern 1-3 rbi, Eliend 2-4 2r, smith 1-4 r, funyak 2-3 2r 1 rbi, Bjelland 2-3 (2 R, RBI). Pitchers: Kafemode 3.2 IP 9 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K. Schroetengoer 2.1 IP 2 H. 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K.

KNIGHTS -- Leading hitters: Beau Crouch 3-4 (R, RBI), Kyal Erikson 1-3 (2 R), Johnson 2-4 (R, RBI, 3B), Tanner Stenquist 1-3 (R, 2 RBIs), Billy Brown 2-4 (RBI), Casey Pack 1-4 (R), Belnap 1-2 (2 R). Pitchers: Pack 4 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. Belnap 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.