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Bandits get second sweep in as many days

Another day, another clean sweep for the Idaho Falls Bandits.

A day after sweeping a Double-A American Legion baseball doubleheader with Jerome, the Bandits did the same to Minico. Idaho Falls outhit Minico 21-8 on the day.

The Bandits broke open a scoreless slugfest with four runs in the top of the fourth inning en route to a 5-1 game one win. Four Bandits got extra base hits: Bridger Taylor, Dalton Virgil, Kolten Westergard and Thomas Alexander. Taylor, Virgil and Westergard each went 1 for 3 with a double while Alexander went 2 for 4 with a double.

The Bandits surged to a 7-2 lead through two innings and invoked the 10-run rule with seven unanswered runs through the fourth and fifth inning of a 14-2 game two win. While pitcher Bryson Tibbitts held Minico to three hits, the Bandits kept up a hit parade. Taylor went 2 for 3 with a home run, five RBIs and three runs scored while Reed Hueter went 3 for 4 with a triple and three runs scored for the Bandits (29-3).

IDAHO FALLS BANDITS 5, MINICO 1
Idaho Falls 000 410 0—5 7 0
Minico 000 000 1—1 5 2
IDAHO FALLS—Pitchers: Thomas Alexander 7 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K. Leading hitters: Bridger Taylor 1-3, 2B, R; Dalton Virgil 1-3, 2B, RBI, R; Alexander 2-4, 2B, RBI, R; Kolten Westergard 1-3, 2B, RBI.
MINICO—Pitchers: Drake Miller 7 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K. Leading hitters: Carson Schaw 3-3; Albin Ambriz 1-3, 3B, RBI, R.

IDAHO FALLS BANDITS 14, MINICO 2 (5 INNINGS)
Idaho Falls 430 34—14 14 2
Minico 200 00—2 3 3
IDAHO FALLS—Pitchers: Bryson Tibbitts 4 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 6 K. Leading hitters: Bridger Taylor 2-3, HR, 5 RBIs, 3 R; Reed Hueter 3-4, 3B, 3 R; Thomas Alexander 2-3, RBI, 3 R; Kolten Westergard 1-4, 2B, RBI, R.
MINICO—Pitchers: Albin Ambriz 4 IP, 10 R, 7 ER, 11 H, 1 BB, 1 K. Leading hitters: Drake Miller 2-3, RBI; Nicky Caldora 1-2, R.

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