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Skyline catcher Brannon Whyte commits to Lane Community College

By • Feb 8th, 2015 • Category: Baseball, News, Recruiting

Lane Community College will add another Idaho Falls baseball player to its roster next week. Skyline High School catcher Brannon Whyte committed to the Titans this past Monday and will sign Thursday, joining three former Idaho Falls Bandits teammates: former Skyline shortstop Jordan Hadley and Bonneville grads Jalen Fuhriman and Jaxon Bird. Former Bandits and [...]

Skyline’s Martin signs with UVU baseball

By • Nov 20th, 2014 • Category: Baseball, News, Recruiting

Skyline High School senior and Idaho Falls Bandits American Legion Baseball player Luke Martin signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play baseball at Division 1 Utah Valley University. The three-sport athlete verbally committed in August and will receive a little less than a full-ride scholarship. “I just get to play baseball now,” Martin said [...]

Down in the count, Hayes fights back for baseball scholarship to Eastern Arizona

By • Sep 7th, 2014 • Category: Baseball, Features, Lead Story, News, Recruiting

By VICTOR FLORES Clint Hayes was in tears. He had just pitched in front of the baseball coaches at Colorado State University­-Pueblo. His fastball barely broke 80 mph. His double­-XL jersey couldn’t mask his large belly. The coaches bluntly told him he wasn’t ready to play college baseball. Hayes, a senior at Skyline High [...]

Skyline’s Martin chooses Utah Valley

By • Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Baseball, Lead Story, News, Recruiting

By VICTOR FLORES Skyline High School and Idaho Falls Bandits baseball player Luke Martin committed to Division I Utah Valley University on Monday. Several junior colleges gave Martin offers, and he talked to Washington and Washington State, but the 6-foot, 180-pounder leaned heavily toward Utah Valley well before committing. Martin said Utah Valley’s close [...]

4-1 loss to Meridian keeps Bandits from state three-peat

By • Aug 3rd, 2014 • Category: Baseball, News

By SEAN KRAMER LEWISTON — It wasn’t a hard fall that resulted in the most successful stretch of baseball in Idaho Falls Bandits history to come to an end. In fact, it was rather soft. Too soft for the Bandits, as in the pace of Tyler Rudd’s repertoire of pitches that continually had the [...]

Bandits to play again today after 9-7 loss to Gems; Aug. 1

By • Aug 2nd, 2014 • Category: Baseball, News

The Idaho Falls Bandits will have to work a little harder to earn their three-peat. Some shoddy defense, especially in the decisive eighth inning, help the Boise Gems rally for a 9-7 win over the Bandits in the American Legion Baseball Double-A state semifinals Friday night at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. A win Friday [...]

Bandits edge Twins 7-4, move closer to state title game; July 31 Legion roundup

By • Aug 1st, 2014 • Category: Baseball, News

\The Idaho Falls Bandits are inching closer to a three-peat at the American Legion Baseball Double-A state tournament at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The Bandits scored three runs in the second inning, got a solid start from Cason Johnson and held on for a 7-4 win over the host Lewis-Clark Twins in a second-round [...]

Bandits begin state with 11-1 win; July 30 Legion roundup

By • Jul 31st, 2014 • Category: Baseball, News

The Idaho Falls Bandits won last year’s American Legion Baseball Double-A state tournament the hard way after dropping their first-round game. The returning players from that team had a simple message for this year’s newcomers … “Let’s not do that again.” The Bandits made sure of it Wednesday, building a six-run lead after five innings [...]

Bandits go for Double-A state three-peat in Lewiston

By • Jul 30th, 2014 • Category: Baseball, Lead Story, News

Eastern Idaho has not always fared well at the high school baseball state tournament. From bad weather to Boise-area dominance, there have been a number of legitimate reasons why state tournament hardware has been rare for local teams. That hasn’t been the case recently in American Legion Baseball. The Idaho Falls Bandits kick off the [...]

Bees advance to state with 9-6 win over Blackhawks; July 26 Legion roundup

By • Jul 27th, 2014 • Category: Baseball, News

These aren’t the same old Bonneville Bees — except when it comes to winning. The Idaho Falls Bees bounced back from Friday’s blowout loss to the Pocatello Razorbacks to win two games Saturday at the Area C Single-A American Legion Baseball tournament and earn a trip to this week’s state tournament in Nampa. The Bees [...]