Jaxon Christensen Highland Baseball

Highland senior pitcher Jaxon Christensen fires a pitch during the Rams' 9-1 over Pocatello on Friday. In his first start of the year, Christensen tossed four no-hit innings.

BASEBALL

HIGHLAND 17, BONNEVILLE 6

At Bonneville, Highland finished out its non-conference slate with a 17-6 win over the Bees.

“We threw five guys,” Highland coach Christian Colonel said. “That was the plan all along because we don’t play until next week. The plan was to get everyone a couple innings.”

Senior Jaxon Christensen had the most dominant outing, allowing a quartet of hits and just one earned run in 3.1 innings of work. But it was the Rams’ starter who Colonel was itching to talk about.

“The best part of today was that Easton Eddie threw 50 pitches,” he said. “He’s been battling an arm injury and looked pretty good in his first start of the season. He threw 50 pitches and felt no pain. I’m just happy he’s healthy because he’s going to be our no. 2 pitcher.”

Offensively, Eddie helped his own cause with a pair of hits. Luke Davis went 3-4 with 2 RBI. And the Rams as a whole walked a dozen times.

“For the most part, they swung it pretty well,” Colonel said. “We scored in every inning but one. We misfired on some of the sac bunts we tried for and so we need to get better at some of the small ball stuff.

“A win is a win, especially going into conference play next week against Madison.

Highland (6-5) plays at Madison on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

HIGHLAND 17, BONNEVILLE 6

Highland 032 162 3 — 17 8 0

Bonneville 050 010 0 — 6 6 7

Highland — WP: Jaxon Christensen. 2B: Luke Davis.

Bonneville — LP: Davon Luce. 2B: Crew Howell, Davon Luce.

BUHL 7, AMERICAN FALLS 6 (6)

AMERICAN FALLS 3, BEAR LAKE 3 (8)

At Buhl, American Falls lost a heartbreaker against Buhl in the final frame before tying Bear Lake 3-3.

Josh Smith threw a complete game for the Beavers in the opener, striking out four while allowing seven earned runs — including Buhl’s walk-off hit-by-pitch.

Offensively, American Falls recorded five hits from five different batters highlighted by a double by Smith.

In the finale, Paddy Harwood was lights out on the mound. The Beavers’ pitcher tossed the first seven innings and struck out seven while allowing just a lone earned run. Tanner Hartley pitched the eighth in relief and didn’t allow a hit.

The Beavers’ bats were better in game two, an improvement effort led by a 4-4 performance from Cody Mortsenson.

American Falls (3-3-1) plays Filer and Kimberly on Saturday at Kimberly HS.

Bear Lake (0-3-1) plays Filer at Kimberly HS on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

BUHL 7, AMERICAN FALLS 6 (6)

American Falls 111 003 X — 6 5 0

Buhl 302 011 X — 7 8 0

American Falls — LP: Josh Smith. 2B: Josh Smith

AMERICAN FALLS 3, BEAR LAKE 3 (8)

Bear Lake 000 300 00 — 3 7 1

American Falls 110 001 00 — 3 9 3

American Falls — ND: Paddy Harwood. 2B: Cody Mortenson.

SODA SPRINGS 11, WEST JEFFERSON 0

At West Jefferson, Soda Springs rolled to an 11-0 victory over the Panthers.

“Offensively, we didn’t have a huge power outing but we got the hits and made them count when we needed them,” Soda Springs coach Joe Via said.

Indeed, the Cardinals didn’t have a single extra-base hit. But it didn’t matter much with Dominic Gentry on the mound. The Soda Springs’ pitcher threw a complete game one-hitter, striking out a dozen while walking just one.

“Dominic Gentry threw and amazing game,” Via said. “Today versus his other starts, he was throwing strikes. He was locating his fastball and throwing his curveballs for strikes. When he can do that, he’s very effective.”

Soda Springs (2-3) plays at Firth on Saturday at 1 p.m.

SODA SPRINGS 11, WEST JEFFERSON 0

Soda Springs 300 042 2 — 11 7 0

West Jefferson 000 000 0 — 0 1 2

Soda Springs — WP: Dominic Gentry.

West Jefferson — LP: Kaleb Hall.

SOFTBALL

BLACKFOOT 12, POCATELLO 11

BLACKFOOT 14, POCATELLO 2 (5)

At Blackfoot, the Broncos beat Pocatello on a walkoff in Game 1 before blowing out the Indians in the nightcap.

Blackfoot scored 10 runs over the final three innings in the opener for a comeback win, scoring the winning runs on an error in the bottom of the seventh.

Cassity Jenkins drove in five runs for Poky in the loss.

Tylar Dalley hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in eight runs for Blackfoot as the Broncos cruised in the second game.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 19, HIGHLAND 8

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 13, HIGHLAND 0

At Rocky Mountain, Highland couldn't hang with the Grizzlies' offensive onslaught.

Marissa Mauger's three RBIs in the first game were the highlight of the day for the Rams (3-2), who play at Centennial on Saturday.

CENTURY 11, HILLCREST 1

CENTURY 14, HILLCREST 4

At Century, the Diamondbacks swept a doubleheader.

Aramy Glaser and Elin Williams got the wins, while the Century lineup had no trouble scoring runs.

“The middle and bottom part of my lineup really stepped up. They put the ball in play and made Hillcrest make some plays on us," Century coach Bruce Givens said.

Century (3-1) hosts Skyline on Tuesday.

WEST JEFFERSON 10, SODA SPRINGS 2

At West Jefferson, Soda Springs scored first but eventually fell 10-2 on the road.

West Jefferson pitcher Jordyn Torgerson tossed a complete-game two-hitter and struck out 15 Cardinals.

Soda Springs (1-4) plays a doubleheader at Firth on Saturday.

WEST JEFFERSON 10, SODA SPRINGS 2

Soda Springs 101 000 0 — 2 2 9

West Jefferson 040 321 X — 10 10 4

Soda Springs — LP: Hill. 3B: Ericcson.

West Jefferson — WP: Jordyn Torgerson. 2B: Natalie Brown (2), Kimbur Mechem.