RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Two local AA legion baseball teams are left from the area and only one will continue their season after Saturday.
Both the Twin Falls Cowboys and Minico Storm suffered ups and downs at the AA legion baseball district tournament held in Rupert. They needed to survive past Friday in order to play for a chance to represent Area C as the third and final seed at state.
Minico lost to Twin Falls on Thursday, but beat Blackfoot. Twin Falls fell to Idaho Falls and then came back to beat Eastern Idaho.
On Saturday, the Cowboys took an early lead and run–ruled Minico 13–3 in six innings. They used defensive gems and timely hitting to get the job done.
Connor Root who's one of several cowboys battling injuries, came in relief and finished strong for Twin Falls. We're joined by the College of Idaho signee.
Root on what he'll miss most about Twin Falls Baseball, "these kids are very energetic and funny. It's just a humble place, no one gets too mad, we don't have any arguments or team brawls. We're all good friends and no one hates each other. I think the brotherhood between our team is something I'll miss the most."
Stadelmeir said, "we've had a lot of diversity this week, so have a lot of other teams. I was happy with how we executed today. They had a little bit of trouble throwing strikes, but we were able to get some guys on base. We asked our guys to execute the short game, to get some key bunts down. I was happy with the concentration on that. We put the pressure on them and things worked out our way."
Carson Walters and Haylen Walker each had three hits. Magnum Hofstetter produced three RBI's, while Walters also enjoyed a three RBI day.
The state tournament begins Friday, hosted by the Nampa Chiefs.