Smithfield blasts Brigham City 14-0 in five innings

SMITHFIELD— The Smithfield Blue Sox continued their most recent winning streak, as they shutout the Brigham City Peaches, 14-0, in a game that was called after five innings.

Chandler Robinson got his first start of the year and recorded three strikes, walked three, and held the Peaches to two hits.

“Chandler just threw strikes tonight,” outfielder Todd Barr said. “He didn’t try to overpower guys, he just hit his spot, got ground balls, and our fielders made big plays.”

After going one-two-three in the first inning the Blue Sox played some team defense forcing two groundouts and a strike out at the top of the second.

Smithfield came out swinging in the bottom of the second, recording 10 hits and nine runs scored. Jordan Hansen hit a 3-run homer as the Blue Sox batted 13 players in the second inning.

“We have a saying that hitting is contagious,” manager Vic Bingham said. “They made an error or two that helped, but we hit the ball well.”

The Peaches, who struggled pitching all night, walked four and had two errors in the second.

With more team defense the Blue Sox kept the Peaches’ batting to a minimum. Jordan Hansen had a diving stop that looked to be an easy double.

Meanwhile, the hits kept coming for the Blue Sox. Recovering from a strikeout in the first, Todd Barr led Smithfield with a 2-run home run in the third and a 3-run home run in the fourth.

“I think I was just a little more patient, wasn’t trying to do too much,” Barr said. “I was just trying to get a good pitch and put a good swing on it.”

Robinson closed well, pitching two strikeouts in the last two innings and only giving up one hit.

“Solid defense and great hitting behind me made it pretty easy to hit,” Robinson said. “After (having a nine point lead), it makes it real easy. It’s time to relax and go out and do what you’re supposed to do.”

The Blue Sox take a three game win streak into a double header Saturday as they host the Idaho Falls Bandits and the Providence Wolverines. The first game starts at 4:00 p.m.

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