The Salt Lake Trappers may be at the top of their game and the Idaho Braves at the bottom, but Thursday the roles reversed as the Braves handed the Trappers their worst loss of the season.
The Braves, last in the Southern Division and 13 games behind division-leading Salt Lake, jumped out to a 10-0 lead after two innings, then coasted to a 14-6 victory.It took five innings before the Trappers finally got on the board for three runs.
Pat Stivers hit two home runs and Donovan Campbell two triples and a double as the Braves collected 16 hits in facing five different Salt Lake pitchers. Trapper starter Willie Ambos suffered his first loss of the season against six wins. So riddled, in fact, was the Salt Lake pitching staff that the final out was tossed by first baseman Greg Ehmig, who was a pitcher in high school.
The Trappers play Idaho on Friday and Saturday, play Pocatello on Sunday, then return to play Butte in Salt Lake on Monday.