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April 8th, 2014
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Coming into her final at-bat of the game against Pocatello, Blackfoot senior catcher Matti Chavez had not had a very memorable day at the plate.
But as can often be the case in softball, one swing of the bat can change all of that.
Chavez came up to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning and promptly took a 1-2 pitch from Pocatello pitcher Shayla Baker and deposited over the left field fence for a grand slam as the Lady Broncos earned a doubleheader sweep with Pocatello losing game one 8-3 before winning game two 16-3 in five innings.
RIVERSIDE â€” Eight times so far this season the Snake River Lady Panthers have taken the field, and eight times they have come out victorious.
But after almost dropping the second game of a doubleheader at Sugar-Salem on Friday, the Lady Panthers took to the field of Riverside Elementary on Saturday morning looking to get back on track.
The offense did not miss a beat as the Panthers pounded out 11 hits and scored 13 runs on the way to a 13-1 five inning victory on Saturday.
Coming into Fridayâ€™s game
with Idaho Falls, Blackfoot
senior Cassandra Clarke
had never hit a home run
in her softball career.
That changed with one
swing in the bottom of the
Clarke crushed an 0-2
pitch over the left field
fence, one of two Broncos
home runs in the game as
Blackfoot downed Idaho
Falls 10-2 at Blackfoot
High School Friday afternoon.
After taking good swings
at the first two pitches in
her at-bat Clarke sat back
on the third pitch, which
just happened to be a
change up and crushed it
over the fence.
As she rounded first
THOMAS â€” With family and friends providing support, Makena Shelley of Snake River signed a letter-of-intent to play college basketball on Wednesday.
Shelley will play at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to play basketball again," Shelley said. "And I'm excited to get a good education."
Shelley, daughter of Cody and Erin Shelley, said she will likely major in elementary education.
She said the biggest thing she will miss "is playing other sports with my teammates all four years."
SHELLEY â€” Prior to Shelley's game with Soda Springs on Wednesday head coach Trent Armstrong told his team one thing, be aggressive.
But after finding themselves in a 3-0 hole after an inning and a half Armstrong wondered if his team was listening.
The Russets exploded for 14 runs over the next four innings including a six-run fourth inning on the way to a 14-4, five inning win over the Cardinals at Shelley High School on Wednesday.
BLACKFOOT â€” Spring has finally sprung in Eastern Idaho and as the frequent wind storms become the norm and the NCAA Tournament is winding down and high schoolers all over are in the final few months of the school year.
And while the spring sports are in full swing let's take a brief look back at the boys high school basketball season and hand out the last postseason honors for the players in Bingham County as I name my All-Bingham County boys basketball team.
THOMAS â€”Â It wasn't the prettiest game the Snake River Panther had played so far on the young season, but with blustery weather and it being the teams third game since Tuesday, head coach Rich Dunn knew his team would have some issues.
After struggling for the first three innings the Panther trailed by one entering the fifth.
Brad Coombs hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the fifth and Snake River exploded for 10 runs in the sixth to win the game 19-9 in six innings Friday afternoon.
RIVERSIDE â€” Coming into Wednesday's game with Preston the Snake River Lady Panthers had not scored less than 10 runs in each of their three wins to start the season.
The Lady Panthers had also got stellar pitching from Raegan Martin and Sara Goodwin, so the visitors from Preston were going to have their hands full just to get hits as Martin was in the circle.
Mother Nature also made it difficult on both teams as a steady wind over 25-30 mph made fly balls an adventure and throws across the diamond tough to make.
With Preston ace Megan Porter on the mound, the Panthers knew it was going to be a challenge to score runs and when the opportunities presented themselves the Panthers were going to need to cash in.
In third inning they did just that.
Snake river scored all four of their runs in the inning and held of two Preston bases loaded opportunities to earn a 4-1 victory at Riverside Elementary School.
THOMAS â€” For the first time this season the Snake River High School baseball team took on someone other Bingham County rival Shelley.
After a big first inning in a victory on Saturday, the Panthers and head coach Rich Dunn were looking to put together their first complete game of the season.
The Panthers jumped out quick with four runs in the first and closed out the game with seven runs in the fifth on the way to a 14-4 five inning win over the visiting Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at Snake River High School.
THOMAS â€”Â With runners on first and second and two outs and facing a one run deficit Shelley's Colt Johnson came to the plate with a chance to tie the game with a base hit.
Two days after losing a close game to Shelley in a crazy windstorm, the Panthers and senior Brad Coombs had a chance to notch their first win of the season if Coombs could retire Johnson.
Coombs jumped out to a quick 0-2 count putting Johnson in a hole. With a tight breaking pitch Coombs struck out Johnson looking to preserve the Panthers 6-5 win Saturday at Snake River High School.