Cal Ripken World Series

Grand Forks rebounds against East Boise, 16-8

2013-08-10T18:15:00Z 2013-08-14T16:29:57Z Grand Forks rebounds against East Boise, 16-8John Burbridge john.burbridge@nwi.com, (219) 933-3371 nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | In its first pool-play game of the tournament, East Boise, Ida. clubbed five home runs ... but got clubbed itself as Grand Forks, N.D. nearly 10-runned the game before winning 16-8.

Catcher Kaleb Johnson homered and doubled, Coby Tweten doubled twice and Will Eagleson had two singles for Grand Forks, which rebounded from an 8-1 loss against host Hammond on Friday.

Dan Marlow homered twice, and Matt Stefanic, Cooper Atkinson and Alex McFarland-Smith all went deep for East Boise, which had a total of seven extra-base hits but was betrayed by its defense which committed six errors.

Grand Forks took advantage of several of them during an eight-run rally in the second inning after East Boise took a 4-0 lead.

Next up for Grand Forks (1-1) is Kingsbridge, NY at 8 p.m. today. East Boise will play Opp, Ala. at 12:30 p.m. today.

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