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July 14th, 2013
By JASON ENES
BLACKFOOT â€“ Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning trailing by 14 runs the Blackfoot American Legion team needed to get something going.
Their opponent on Saturday, a team made up of Blackfoot American Legion Alumni which made the deficit even more embarrassing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Sometimes during the long hot American Legion baseball season a team is going to take some lumps and have a performance that was less than stellar.
The Blackfoot Broncos experienced just that in Shelley on Monday when they were swept by their Bingham County rival Russets.
SHELLEY â€” As the Shelley Russets enter the final week and a half of the American Legion season the team finds itself playing its' best baseball of the summer.
Coming into the district doubleheader with the Idaho Falls Bees on Tuesday, the Russets have won their last four games and sit near the top of the district standings at 6-8.
SHELLEY â€” It was a Bingham County battle Monday at Shelley High School as the Shelley and Blackfoot American Legion baseball teams took to the field for their only meeting of the season.
Shelley came into the game having been off for six days, while Blackfoot played in the Jackson Hole Tournament over the Fourth of July weekend before coming home a day early after rain needed the tournament Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€” It's a good thing that Dr. Dave Stanley doesn't equate a successful hunt with harvesting an animal every time.
Stanley, a local veterinarian who owns Blackfoot Animal Clinic, and his hunting companion spent seven long years trying to bring a wily wapiti home before succeeding in 2012. Stanley recounts their adventures and misadventures in the July/August 2013 edition of "Bugle," the national publication of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Stanley hunts with a traditional recurve bow. He has tried compound bows, too, but prefers the traditional weapon. His has a 52-pound pull.
BLACKFOOT â€” Since District play began on Tuesday the Blackfoot Broncos have been playing some of their best baseball of the summer.
The Broncos came into Friday's doubleheader with Buhl winners of their last three games looking to keep a stranglehold on the top spot in the district.
BLACKFOOT â€” So far this week the Blackfoot American Legion baseball team has played .500 baseball.
After a split with the Idaho Falls Knights on Monday and another split with Wood River on Tuesday, the Broncos took to the field tired, sore but looking for improvement.
In Wednesday's doubleheader with Twin Falls the Broncos put the fatigue behind them and pulled out two big district wins taking game one 9-8 in eight innings and game two 8-2.
So far this summer the Blackfoot offense has come in spurts, some games they get runs in bunches, the rest it is a struggle.
BLACKFOOT â€” One pitch.
One pitch is all it takes to swing the momentum in the game of baseball.
In the top of the fifth inning in game number two of the district opening doubleheader with Wood River Tuesday at Blackfoot High School, Jaron Katseanes made that one pitch, he also got a little help from right fielder Dallin Fairchild.
BLACKFOOT â€” After pulling a muscle in his arm while pitching a week ago against Jackson Hole, Blackfoot's Russell Osborn had been a little tentative playing.
During last weekend's tournament in Burley Osborn restrained his arm which took him out of any throwing activity for the near future.
The injury however does not stop him from swinging a bat.
BLACKFOOT â€” When Tanner Higham's tee shot on 18 went left, many including Higham himself thought the ball landed out of bounds.
Higham slammed his club into the ground in frustration as it appeared that his chances of winning the 52nd annual George Von Elm Golf Tournament when going to be all wet.