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Bandits score 26 runs in sweep of Rockies

At Rexburg, the Idaho Falls Bandits swept the East Idaho Rockies after two different outcomes of Tuesday’s Double-A American Legion baseball doubleheader.

The Bandits and Rockies combined for 22 hits and 30 runs in game one, which went to the Bandits 22-8 in five innings. The Bandits scored 12 runs in the top of the fifth, capitalizing on six hits, five walks, two hit batters and two errors. Bridger Taylor went 2 for 3 with a triple, four RBIs and two runs scored, Tavyn Lords went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored and Easton Taylor went 2 for 2 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored for the Bandits. Trey Armstrong went 1 for 2 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored and Curtis Drake went 1 for 4 with two runs scored for the Rockies.

Game two was closer, with the Bandits winning 4-2 thanks to a three-run fourth inning. The teams combined for eight hits. Cannon Thompson went 1 for 2 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored while Cruz Taylor went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Bandits (20-3-2), who play a doubleheader Friday at the Pocatello Runnin’ Rebels.

Davis Berry went 1 for 2 with a triple and a run scored and Curtis Drake went 1 for 3 with a run scored for the Rockies (10-15-1).

IDAHO FALLS BANDITS 22, EAST IDAHO ROCKIES 8 (5 INNINGS)
Bandits 112 6(12)—22 13 2
Rockies 012 05—8 9 6
BANDITS—Pitchers: Andrew Gregersen 3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K; Cruz Taylor 2 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K. Leading hitters: Tavyn Lords 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 R; Bridger Taylor 2-3, 3B, 4 RBIs, 2 R; Easton Taylor 2-2, 2B, 3 RBIs, R; Cannon Thompson 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 R; Randon Hostert 2-3, 3 RBIs, 2 R; Alex Cortez 1-3, RBI, 5 R; Bruer Webster 2-4, RBI, 3 R.
ROCKIES—Pitchers: Jaden Schwab 3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 K; McGwire Jephson 1 IP, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 H, 5 BB, 2 K; Jaxon Madsen 0.1 IP, 9 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 0 K; Davis Berry 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K. Leading hitters: Schwab 3-3, 2 2Bs, 2 R; Trey Armstrong 1-2, HR, RBI, 2 R; Curtis Drake 1-4, 2 R.

IDAHO FALLS BANDITS 4, EAST IDAHO ROCKIES 2
Bandits 001 300 0—4 5 2
Rockies 001 010 0—2 3 1
BANDITS—Pitchers: Bruer Webster 2 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K; Bridger Taylor 2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 K; Brody Owens 2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 6 K; Easton Taylor 1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K. Leading hitters: Cannon Thompson 1-2, 3B, RBI, R; Cruz Taylor 2-3, RBI
ROCKIES—Pitchers: Moki Jensen 5.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 6 BB, 4 K; Wyatt Gilbert 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K. Leading hitters: Davis Berry 1-2, 3B, R; Curtis Drake 1-3, R.

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