Canyon Ridge 3, Mountain Home 0
MOUNTAIN HOME — Taylor Huddleston’s gem lifted the Riverhawks to a nonconference 4A win, their first of the season.
Huddleston pitched a complete game shutout, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out 16.
At the plate for Canyon Ridge, JC Massie went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk, and Caitlin Crist finished 2-for-4 with a double.
Canyon Ridge (1-3) will host Madison for a doubleheader on Friday.
Kimberly 15, Gooding 5 (5 innings); Kimberly 5, Gooding 4
KIMBERLY — The Bulldogs opened their season with a pair of Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference wins in Tuesday’s home doubleheader.
In game one, Kimberly erased a 2-0 deficit with a seven-run second inning, then added four in the third and two in both the fourth and fifth.
Bulldogs starting pitcher Hannah Frey allowed one earned run in 3.1 innings pitched, and she went 2-for-4 with a home run at the plate. Kirie Taylor was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks, and Emma Burgoyne finished 1-for-2 with two walks.
In the second game, Gooding led 2-0 through four, 3-1 through five and 4-2 through six. But Kimberly scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to earn a walkoff win. After a walk and two straight doubles in the inning, Tori Stringham ended the game with an RBI triple.
Frey went 2-for-3 with a double, and Dezi Overacre allowed two earned runs on eight hits and no walks with five strikeouts in a complete game performance.
Kimberly will play a doubleheader at Snake River on Saturday.
Buhl 17, Wood River 9
BUHL — The Indians overcame an early 6-1 deficit and rallied to an eight-run win at home in their season opener.
Buhl batted in 11 of its runs, but six hit batters, six walks and five errors helped its run production.
Carolina Vera went 3-for-5 at the plate and scored three runs. Madison Somers and Taelor Kennison both batted in a pair of runners.
Lauren Thomson and Morgan Benson both went 3-for-4 for Wood River.
Somers got the win on the mound for Buhl, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits and striking out three batters, while Kennison finished out the last two innings with three earned runs and three strikeouts.
The Indians will travel to Gooding on Thursday for a doubleheader. Wood River will play at the Burley tournament starting on Friday.
Declo 7, Filer JV 6
DECLO — The Hornets erased a 6-0 deficit in the seventh inning and walked off on a sacrifice fly from Sydney Symer.
Declo will next play on the road Friday against the Burley JV team.
Jerome 18, Buhl 4 (5 innings)
JEROME — The 4A Tigers opened the season with a blowout win over the 3A Indians.
Jerome scored 10 runs in the first inning, four in the second and two in both the third and fourth.
That 10-run first inning was capped by a grand slam from Corbin Cryer. Braydon Ahrens added a two-run home run, Jarom Wallace went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored and Colten Craig finished 1-for-2 with a walk, a hit-by-pitch and three runs scored.
Jerome’s lineup tallied eight hits and benefitted from seven Buhl errors.
The Tigers will host 4A Pocatello in a doubleheader on Thursday, and the Indians will play at Gooding in a doubleheader the same day.
Twin Falls 16, Pocatello 6 (6 innings)
TWIN FALLS — A pair of big innings gave the Bruins their first win of the season.
Pocatello, a nonconference 4A opponent for Twin Falls, score a run in the top of the first inning, but the Bruins responded with six in the bottom half. That lead grew to 9-4 through four innings, and it became 9-6 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Twin Falls scored seven runs that inning to end the game early via run rule.
At the plate for the Bruins, Carson Walters went 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk, Connor Root went 1-for-2 with a triple and two walks, Magnum Hofstetter was 1-for-1 with two walks and Jackson Stutzman finished 2-for-3.
Twin Falls (1-2) will host Highland on Saturday.
Ridgevue 7, Canyon Ridge 3
TWIN FALLS — The Riverhawks opened the season with a 4A nonconference loss.
Canyon Ridge led 2-0 through two innings and 3-2 through three. But Ridgevue scored once in the top of the fifth and four in the seventh.
Drew Oschner went 2-for-2 with a double, and Robert Swoboda went 3-for-3 for the Riverhawks, who will play at Highland on Wednesday.
Burley 10, Preston 8; Preston 11, Burley 9
BURLEY — The Bobcats split their home-opening doubleheader against a 4A nonconference opponent.
In game one, Burley led 2-0 after one inning and 7-2 through four. Preston scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth inning to tie the game at 8-8, but Burley scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to take the decisive lead.
The Bobcats mustered three hits, but they were aided by four Preston errors, five Preston wild pitches, seven drawn walks, four hit batsmen and 10 stolen bases.
Jackson Hill hit an inside-the-park home run, Garret Tracy hit a triple and Easton Watterson went 1-for-3 with a walk for Burley.
In game two, the Bobcats fell behind 5-0 through 1 ½ innings, but they roared ahead with an eight-run second inning. Trailing 9-6, the Indians tied the game in the fifth inning, and they pulled head in the seventh for the win.
In the game, Burley’s Andrew Ferrin went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk, Watterson and Colton Pawson each went 1-for-2 with two walks and Izaak Macias was 0-for-1 with three walks.
Burley (1-2) will play a doubleheader at Century on Friday.
Team scores (boys): 1. Kimberly 171, 2. Community School 193, 3. Filer 212, T-4. Buhl 219, T-4. Declo 219, 6. Oakley 247, 7. Wendell 260
Top 10 individuals: 1. K. Heider, Kimberly, 41; 2. M. Huft, Kimberly, 42; 3. C. Murphy, Kimberly, 43; 4. P. Fleming, Gooding, 44; T-5. T. Garey, Kimberly 45; T-5. Andrew O’Conner, Community School, 45; 7. Briggs Whorton, Community School, 47; 8. G. Burnham, Kimberly, 48; 9. S. Slusser, Declo, 49; 10. Alex LaFleur, Community School, 50
Team scores (girls): 1. Buhl 188, T-2. Declo 235, T-2. Kimberly 235, 4. Valley 255, 5. Filer 273
Top 10 individuals: 1. K. Crossland, Buhl, 40; 2. S. Eckert, Buhl, 44; 3. Z. Weaver, Buhl, 46; T-4. S. Silcock, Declo, 55; T-4. G. Robinson, Filer, 55; 6. M. Jaynes, Buhl, 58; T-7. R. Cummins, Kimberly, 59; T-7. J. Kluth, Kimberly, 59; T-7. A. Hopkins, Kimberly, 59; T-7. J. Garrard, Declo, 59; T-7. H. Buschhorn, Valley, 59
Twin Falls 3, Community School 3
Community School 4, Twin Falls 2
Jerome 17, Bonneville 16 (8 innings); Jerome 9, Bonneville 5
JEROME — The 4A Tigers opened their season with a doubleheader sweep of 5A Bonneville.
Game one was bumpy for Jerome, which allowed four runs in the first inning and trailed 7-1 going into the bottom of the fourth. The Tigers scored twice in the third, then allowed five runs in the fourth to fall behind 12-3. But they responded with five in the bottom of the fourth to stay within reach.
Jerome cut the deficit to three in the sixth inning, but Bonneville scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take a seemingly decisive 16-9 lead.
Once again, the Tigers roared back, this time with seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. They walked off in the eighth inning on a fielder’s choice ground ball off the bat of Vivi Ortega (2-for-6).
Tiffany Bryant led the comeback charge with a 4-for-5 performance. She hit a triple and stole three bases.
Elsewhere for Jerome, Ashleigh Leal went 3-for-4 with a walk, Mercedes Bell went 2-for-4 with a walk and four stolen bases, Kailey Harrison went 2-for-5 with a steal, Abriana Hurtado was 0-for-2 with three walks and two steals and Chyanna Myers finished 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two steals.
In game two, the Tigers led 3-0 through two innings, 5-0 through three and 9-2 through six.
Harrison and Ortega both went 3-for-4 with doubles (two for Harrison), Bell was 2-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base and Leal finished 2-for-3. Ortega also stole three bases.
Jerome will host Hillcrest, Bonneville’s conference rival, for a doubleheader on Wednesday.