Malad’s bats went cold Thursday in a 5-3 loss to Burley in the Single-A Legion state tournament at Burley High School.
The Dragons managed five hits, two of which came in the final inning. Malad’s hitters struck out 10 times and walked twice.
The Dragons struck first for two runs in the opening frame, but fell behind 3-2 by the third. After Malad tied the score at 3-all in the top of the sixth, Burley answered with two runs of its own in the home half to regain the lead.
Malad had two runners on with two outs in the top of the seventh, but did not score.
The Dragons fall to the consolation bracket. They play Emmett at 1 p.m. Friday. Malad beat Emmett 12-0 on Wednesday.
BURLEY 5, MALAD 3
Malad 200 001 0 — 3 5 2
Burley 201 002 x — 5 10 1
Malad — LP: Howe.
Burley — WP: Ritchie. 2B: Robinson (2), Watterson.