Twin Falls 7, Centennial 2
BOISE — A big fourth inning helped the 4A Bruins earn a season-opening win over the 5A Patriots.
Twin Falls scored one run in the top of the first inning, but Centennial tied it in the second. That 1-1 score turned into a 6-1 Bruins lead after a five-run top of the fourth. The lead grew as high as 7-1, and Centennial added one in the final inning.
Twin Falls junior Kenzie Connell had a strong game on the mound and at the plate. She pitched four innings and allowed one earned run on one hit, two walks and three strikeouts. With the bat, she went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.
Kylie Baumert finished 2-for-4 with a double, and she pitched the final three innings for the Bruins. The senior allowed one earned run on two hits, one walk and four strikeouts.
Twin Falls will play another 5A team, Hillcrest, on Saturday in its home opener.
Rocky Mountain 18, Twin Falls 0 (4 innings); Mountain View 3, Twin Falls 2
MERIDIAN — Twin Falls’ season got off to a rocky start Tuesday against a pair of 5A schools.
In the first game, Rocky Mountain scored 10 runs in the first inning, five in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth to put the run rule into effect.
The Bruins mustered one hit and committed four errors in the 18-0 loss. Anthony Scholes had Twin Falls’ only hit (a single), and he added a walk and a stolen base.
Twin Falls was much stronger in game two, but the bats were still quiet. The Bruins tallied two hits and no RBIs in the game, in which they trailed 3-0 after two innings. They scored once in the fourth and once in the sixth the make it interesting.
Twin Falls’ Carson Walters went 1-for-3 with a double, Scholes went 1-for-3 with a run scored and Jackson Stutzman finished 0-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored.
The Bruins will host 4A Pocatello on Tuesday in their home opener.
Great Basin Conference match
TWIN FALLS — The Twin Falls boys and girls golf teams excelled at Thursday’s season-opening nine-hole match between Great Basin Conference teams.
The match was originally scheduled to be played at Burley Golf Club, but it was moved to Canyon Springs Golf Course. Burley was still the host team.
The Twin Falls boys edged Burley by 17 strokes to take the team title, while the Bruin girls prevailed by 56 strokes over rival Canyon Ridge.
Twin Falls’ Tayllore Ward was the girls medalist and led all golfers at the tournament with a score of 38. Teammates Morgan Harr and Kaylee Jones shot 42 and 43, respectively.
Canyon Ridge’s Mackenzie McBride shot a 45.
Twin Falls’ Brandon Stotts shot a 39 to earn boys medalist honors. His teammate Daniel Gaspar shot a 40, as did Canyon Ridge’s Logan Ahlquist.
Jerome’s Alex Dilucca finished with a 41, and Burley’s Ridge Pickup had a 42.
Team scores: 1. Twin Falls 166, 2. Burley 183, 3. Canyon Ridge 185, Jerome 193, Wood River 239
TWIN FALLS (166): Brandon Stotts 39, Daniel Gaspar 40, Drew Meyerhoeffer 43, Peyton Olsen 44, Tanner Schultz 46
BURLEY (183): Ridge Pickup 42, Brock Whitaker 46, Dawson Baker 47, Hayden Morrison 48, Mason Rasmussen 50
CANYON RIDGE (185): Logan Ahlquist 40, Tyler McBride 46, Derek Clark 48, Bailey Standley 51, Cameron Higley 58
JEROME (193): Alex Dilucca 41, Vinny Dilucca 44, Robbie Marshall 52, Wyatt DeWitt 56, Carlos Rivera 58
WOOD RIVER (239): Toby Molter 53, Ethan Gray 61, Isaac Kolman 62, Adam Kind 63
Team scores: 1. Twin Falls 172, 2. Canyon Ridge 228, 3. Wood River 282
TWIN FALLS (172): Tayllore Ward 38, Morgan Harr 42, Kaylee Jones 43, Brinley Stotts 49, Allison Smith 52
CANYON RIDGE (228): Mackenzie McBride 45, Jade Higley 51, Avery Schutte 64, Melissa Bahr 68, Amelia Jensen 72
WOOD RIVER (282): Sydney Smith 68, McKenzie Brown 70, Madisyn Thelan 70, Danika Merrick 74
3A/2A/1A District 4 match
TWIN FALLS — The Kimberly boys and girls swept the team titles Thursday at Canyon Springs Golf Course.
The Bulldogs boys tallied a team score of 169 (34 strokes better than second place Community School), while the girls scored 257 (22 ahead of second place Valley).
Individually, Kimberly’s McKade Huft led all golfers with a round of 37. On the girls side, Kimberly’s Rozzy Cummins and Valley’s Broganne Mangum tied for the top score at 58.
Team scores: 1. Kimberly 169, 2. Community School 203, 3. Declo 240
KIMBERLY (169): M. Huft 37, C. Murphy 39, K. Heider 42, C. Applewhite 51, D. Baumann 54
COMMUNITY SCHOOL (203): A. O’Connor 46, J. Weekes 47, B. Whorton 54, W. Everitt 56
DECLO (240): K. Lilienquist 49, T. Olsen 61, T. Ramsey 64, C. Silcock 66, K. Shumway 77
VALLEY (INC): J. Urias 74, R. Murphy 84
Team scores: 1. Kimberly 257, 2. Valley 279, 3. Declo 284
KIMBERLY (257): R. Cummins 58, A. Hopkins 59, O. Turner 62, M. Funk 78
VALLEY (279): B. Mangum 58, H. Buschhorn 64, M. Black 75, G. Morgan 86
DECLO (284): J. Garrard 66, B Olsen 66, K. Montoya 67, K. Darrington 85