Twin Falls 8, Hillcrest 0
TWIN FALLS — The 4A Bruins knocked off 5A Hillcrest at home in a two-hit shutout.
The Bruins put up seven runs in the first three frames, in which junior Kenzie Connell allowed no hits from the mound. Twin Falls earned only three of its eight runs, with five errors charged to the Knights.
Connell walked four and struck out four in her three scoreless innings. Freshman Hannah Holcomb pitched the final four innings, allowing two hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
The batting effort for the Bruins was balanced, as seven separate Bruins accounted for each of the seven hits. Lexi Rierson had a double and accounted for two runs in the win.
Twin Falls (2-0) will host Pocatello on Thursday.
Capital 11, Canyon Ridge 0 (5 innings); Capital 12, Canyon Ridge 2 (6 innings)
BOISE — The 4A Riverhawks suffered two double-digit losses to 5A Capital on the road.
The Eagles shut out Canyon Ridge in the first game, using only 60 pitches to run rule the Riverhawks. Canyon Ridge’s lineup tallied five hits (all singles), and the trio of Riverhawk pitchers allowed 11 hits and 10 earned runs.
Canyon Ridge earned a couple runs in the second game — off a triple by Caitlin Crist and a single by Kylee Gerstl — but allowed 11 runs in the last three frames. Crist, a Treasure Valley CC signee, led Canyon Ridge batters, going 2-for-3 and scoring a run. Despite giving up six earned runs, Taylor Huddleston struck out six batters in her five-inning start.
The Riverhawks (0-3) will travel to Mountain Home on Tuesday.
Homedale 9, Filer 1; Homedale 14, Filer 4
HOMEDALE — The Trojans trounced the Wildcats in Saturday’s 3A nonconference doubleheader. No other details were available.
Filer (1-2) will play at Wendell on Thursday.
Homedale 18, Filer 1 (5 innings); Homedale 12, Filer 2 (5 innings)
HOMEDALE — The Wildcats opened the season with two run-rule losses in Saturday’s 3A nonconference doubleheader.
In game one, Filer scored one run in the top of the first inning. Homedale responded with four runs in the bottom of the first, four in the second, five in the third and five in the fourth.
Filer pitchers allowed 11 hits, 12 walks and five wild pitches.
At the plate for the Wildcats, Austyn Sherman went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.
In game two, Filer trailed 3-1 after one inning. The Wildcats made it 3-2 in the top of the third, but Homedale scored once in the bottom of the third, then scored eight runs in the fourth to put the run rule into effect.
Sherman and Zach Easterday, who stole two bases, each went 2-for-3.
Filer will play at Declo on Monday.