Burley Green Sox 8, Buhl 5; Burley 18, Buhl 8 (6 innings)
BURLEY — Burley’s offense was strong in Wednesday’s Single-A doubleheader.
In game one, the Green Sox scored in each of the first four innings to take a 7-0 lead, and they led 8-1 through six.
Burley’s Ramiro Garcia went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, a walk and a stolen base, Beau Phipps went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and Slayder Watterson went 2-for-3 with a steal.
On the mound for the Green Sox, Andrew Ferrin allowed one unearned run on three hits, two walks and a hit-batsman with 12 strikeouts.
In game two, Burley led 4-1 through one and 6-2 through three, and it scored seven runs in the fourth. Buhl cut the deficit to 13-8 with five in the fifth and one in the sixth, but the Green Sox put the run rule into effect with five in the bottom of the sixth.
Burley committed seven errors, and Buhl committed six.
Green Sox leadoff hitter Easton Watterson went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and four steals, Garrett Tracy went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and a steal, Ferrin went 1-for-3 with a triple and two walks, Jackson Douglas went 2-for-3 with a double, Austin Cranney went 2-for-3 with a walk and Carson Noble went 2-for-4 with a walk and three steals.
Burley (19-12) will play at Jerome on Saturday.
Blackfoot 3, Minico Storm 2 (8 innings); Blackfoot 6, Minico 5
BLACKFOOT — The Storm lost a pair of close Double-A road games on Wednesday.
In game one, the score was tied 1-1 through one inning and 2-2 through three. The score remained there until the eighth, when Blackfoot walked off on an error from third baseman Drake Miller.
Miller went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk, Anthony Ambriz went 3-for-4 with a double and Alan Ambriz went 3-for-5 with a double.
As a team, Minico recorded 10 hits and drew three walks, but it left 14 runners on base.
In game two, Blackfoot took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and the Storm responded with two in the second. After a Blackfoot run in the fifth, Minico tied it up at 4-4 in the sixth, but Blackfoot scored two in the bottom half.
In the top of the seventh, McKay Chandler hit a one-out single, and Blaze Dennis blasted a double in the next at-bat. Chandler tried to score but was thrown out at home. The next batter, Kobe Matsen, drove Dennis in to cut the deficit to one, and Anthony Ambriz flew out to end the game.
Dennis went 3-for-3 with a walk, Matsen went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk, Miller went 2-for-4 with a double and Waylon Blacker went 3-for-3.
The Storm (18-13) will play at Pocatello on Friday to end the regular season.
Minico Storm 7, Jerome Cyclones 6; Storm 7, Cyclones 1
RUPERT — The Storm swept Tuesday’s Double-A doubleheader.
In game one, Minico scored two runs in the first inning, but Jerome scored one in the second and four in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. The Storm tied it with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, and they added one in the fifth. The Cyclones forced another tie with a run in the sixth, but Minico took the lead for good in the bottom half. Alan Ambriz singled home his cousin Anthony Ambriz with one out for the game-winning run.
Alan Ambriz went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base, Anthony Ambriz went 2-for-2 with a double, Drake Miller went 1-for-1 with a double and two walks and Blaze Dennis went 2-for-3 with a walk.
In game two, the Storm scored three runs in the bottom of the first and led the rest of the way. They scored one in the second, two in the fifth and one in the sixth, while Jerome scored in the fifth on a home run.
Minico starting pitcher Waylon Blacker went 6 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and three walks.
At the plate, McKay Chandler went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and a stolen base, Anthony Ambriz went 2-for-2 with a walk, Carson Schow went 2-for-3 with a double and a steal, Kobe Matsen went 2-for-4 with a steal and Kasen Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a walk.
Jerome will host the Twin Falls Cowboys on Thursday.