Boise-area schools clean up on Day 1 at state
On the opening day of the Idaho State High School Baseball Tournament, the Treasure Valley schools swept at the 5A level and went 3-0 at the 4A.
Eagle and Rocky Mountain both mercy-ruled their opponents in six innings at the 5A tournament at Memorial Stadium on Friday, while Timberline and Mountain View each won convincingly, 10-3 and 10-2 respectively.
It wasn’t quiet as easy for the 4A schools at Rodeo Park in Nampa, but they still got the job done. After scoring 15 runs in the district championship last week, Bishop Kelly beat Lakeland 6-2 in the morning game, while Skyview got stellar pitching from Toby Anderson in a 3-1 victory over Bonneville in the afternoon. As for Middleton - who led 5-1 heading into the seventh inning - they survived a late comeback bid by Twin Falls in the night cap, winning 5-4.
As Day 2 kicks off on Friday, our local schools will have no choice but to beat up on each other now. Eagle plays Rocky Mountain, while Mountain View gets Timberline in the semi-finals. The winners of those two games will battle for the 5A state title tomorrow.
Then, while Middleton faces Pocatello for spot in the 4A championship, league-foes Skyview and Bishop Kelly will fight for the right to play the winner of the Vikings and Indians.
— Jay Tust