Blue Jays. Bullets lose 2
Blue Jays remain
winless in Idaho
MERIDIAN, ID. – The Carson Blue Jays suffered two straight shutouts at the Idaho Wood Bat Tournament Friday at Rocky Mountain High School.
Carson lost 5-0 to the Las Vegas Rams and 9-0 to the Rocky Mountain Avalanche. The team will face the Seattle Broncos today at 11 a.m. in its final game of the summer season.
In the opener, Carson managed just a double by Rory Petersen and a single by Charlie Banfield.
Drew Moreland threw the first four innings, allowing three runs (two earned) and five hits. He struck out three batters. Cody Schmidlin threw the final two innings, allowing two runs and two hits. One of the runs was unearned.
Against Rocky Mountain, Casey Wolfe was tagged for five in the first and three in the sixth in picking up the loss. He allowed nine earned runs and 12 hits in 5.1 innings.
Carson managed three hits, one each by Chance Quilling, Jace Zampirro and Gehrig Tucker.
“We’ve had pretty good pitching in the tournament,” Carson coach Cody Farnworth said. “We’re just not scoring runs. Today we hit the ball hard in the second game but it was right at people.”
Bullets swept by
CHICO, Calif. – The Nevada Bullets lost 5-4 in the completion of a suspended game from Thursday and then lost 4-0 in Friday’s regularly scheduled Far West League contest.
David Charles worked 6.2 innings in the second game, allowing a run and three hits while striking out four. He left the game down 1-0.
“David had a great outing,” Nevada manager Jim Blueberg said. “This is a tough, tough league.”
Chris Prokupak gave up the final three runs.
In the continuation game, Colby Blueberg’s single gave the Bullets a 4-3 lead in the ninth. Chico tied it against Conner Oliver in the bottom of the inning.
Oliver worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the 11th before turning the ball over to Derrick Williford, who eventually gave up the game-winning hit to right in the 13th.
“We hit some balls hard at people today whenever we got somebody on base,” Blueberg said. “It was a very even game; back and forth.”