Blackfoot softball splits with Idaho Falls

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Lady Broncos welcomed the Lady Tigers of Idaho Falls to town on Friday afternoon for a remake of an earlier season rain out. On the diamond the two teams played a pair of starkly different contests with Blackfoot winning game one in classic fashion 6-1 and Idaho Falls out slugging Blackfoot 21-11 in the nightcap.
Jessica Capson got the call in the circle in game one and the sophomore picked up right where she left off during her win on Thursday as she picked up the win by working a complete game, scattering 5 hits while striking out 8.
Blackfoot led from start to finish in game one as Caitlyn Cathey showed all in attendance why she is considered by many the best lead off hitter in the area. Cathey finished game one 3 for 3 with a double, a walk and 3 runs scored.
Tylie Polatis, Emily Lish, Ally Smith and Brielle Brower each drove in runs with solid base knocks and Capson put the finishing touches on the offensive side when she helped her own cause with a RBI double in the home half of the sixth inning.
In game two, the offensive numbers were staggering as the two teams combined for 32 runs on 29 hits. 9 errors between the two squads added to the carnage as Idaho Falls left Blackfoot with the split on the day.
Cathey and Castaneda each finished game two 3 for 5 and each had a double. Castaneda also swatted an RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth as Blackfoot was trying to mount a comeback.
Blackfoot (7-7, 2-2) will return to the diamond on Tuesday when they travel to Idaho Falls for a conference date with a hard hitting Bonneville squad.

Game 1
IFHS 000 100 0 - 1 5 0
BHS 120 201 x - 6 10 3
Idaho Falls hitting - Taylor Cottle 2-4; pitching Taylor Cottle (L) 6IP 6R 6ER 10H 5K 3BB 2HP
Blackfoot hitting - Caitlyn Cathey 3-3 2B, Ally Smith 1-3 2B, Jessica Capson 2-4 (2)2B; pitching Jessica Capson (W) 7IP 1R 1ER 5H 8K 3BB

Game 2
IFHS (10)04 302 2 - 21 17 3
BHS 041 302 1 - 11 12 6
Idaho Falls hitting - Ryan Camp HR, Tyler Wilkinson 5-5 3B, HR 5R, Jade Davenport 4-4, Taylor Cottle 3-5 (2)2B; pitching - Taylor Cottle (W) 7IP 11R 6ER 12H 5K 4BB 2HP
Blackfoot hitting - Caitlyn Cathey 3-5 2B, Ally Smith 2-3 3B, Miraya Castaneda 3-5 2B 3B, Jessica Capson 1-2 2B; pitching - Mallory Chavez (L) 4IP 17R 11ER 15H 3K 1BB 2HP, Jessica Capson 3IP 4R 2ER 6H 4K 1BB