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At Twin Falls, Merit Jones struck out seven and McGwire Jephson doubled, homered and had three RBIs as the Idaho Falls Bandits (33-9-1) downed Coeur d’Alene 9-1 in the second round of the American Legion AA state tournament.

Upper Valley fell 8-1 to Nampa in the consolation round as the Chiefs jumped out to an early lead.

Kameron Kostial finished 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Bulldogs (21-15).

IDAHO FALLS BANDITS 9, COEUR D’ALENE 1

Idaho Falls 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 – 9 8 1

CdA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 –1 7 2

BANDITS – Pitching: Merit Jones 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 K, 3 BB; Dayton Robison 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB. Leading hitters: Nate Rose 2-3, McGwire Jephson 2-3, Ayson Webb 2-4. 2B: Jephson. 3B: Kai Howell. HR: Jephson, Webb. RBI: Jephson 3, Davin Luce, Bradley Thompson 2, Webb 2.

LUMS – NA

NAMPA CHIEFS 8, UPPER VALLEY BULLDOGS 1

Chiefs 1 4 0 0 1 0 2 – 8 8 1

Bulldogs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 5 1

CHIEFS – Pitching: TerRyk Pennington 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 5 BB; Zack Petersen 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB. Leading hitters: Zach Lerdall 2-3, Lizo Pina 2-3, Cam Wirtz 3-4. 2B: Wirtz. RBI: Lerdall 3, Josh Martin, Ethan Sayer, Wirtz 2, Jacob Scott.

BULLDOGS – Pitching: Dylan Rydalch 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 1 BB; Landen Drake 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 K, 5 BB; Kameron Kostial 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 K, 2 BB. Leading hitters: Kostial 2-4. 2B: Reid Nelson. RBI: Kostial.

 

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