Solid pitching from Terence Glover and Lee Carballo carried the Salt Lake Trappers to a 3-2 victory Friday night and a sweep of their three-game series with Medicine Hat.
Glover worked seven innings and Carballo faced the minimum six batters in the eighth and ninth for his second save of the series, having just joined the team.Now 16-9 for the season and winners of seven of the last eight games, The Traps now go to Helena, the Pioneer League Northern Division leader, for four games starting tonight.
Before a crowd of 418 at Athletic Park Friday, the Blue Jays (2-23) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Brian Rollins singled and later scored on Rick Vaughn's single. The Trappers answered with Tommy Boyce's solo homer leading off the second inning.
Reliever Jason Hutson took over for the Blue Jays in the fifth inning and ended up the loser, giving up two quick runs. Kerry Shaw opened the inning with his third walk of the game and came around on Kelly Zane's single. After Greg Emigh's single, Zane later scored when Mondo Verdugo grounded into a fielder's choice.
Glover sailed along until the sixth, when the Blue Jays loaded the bases with no outs. Glover worked out of trouble with with little damage, the only run scoring on Shawn Smith's fielder's choice. Glover pitched an uneventful seventh inning before giving way to Carballo, who nailed down the win with a little help from catcher Tim McKercher, who threw out Carballo's only baserunner trying to steal second in the eighth.