Local high schools dominate State Baseball Tournament

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A strong showing by local teams highlighted the first day of the Idaho State High School Baseball Tournament. Of the 13 teams who entered the tournament, ten advanced to the semifinals.

The Treasure Valley sweep Class 5A with wins by Eagle, Timberline, Rocky Mountain, and Mountain View. The Eagle Mustangs and Rocky Mountain did so in dominating fashion, as they ten-runned their opponents. A victorious first round means there will be a local champion in 5A, because the only teams remaining call the Treasure Valley home.

Valley teams remain unbeaten in 4A as Bishop Kelly, Skyview, and Middleton all move onto the semifinals.

The first local loss came in Class 3A where Payette can't get past Kimberly, but the Pirates didn't make it easy. The Bulldogs needed extra innings to send Payette to the consolation round.

The Fruitland Grizzlies, Led by probable MLB draft pick, and Boise State football recruit, Joey Martarano edges Teton County on a game that left the winning run on second base in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Four local teams split in Class 2A as New Plymouth and Nampa Christian move onto the semifinals, while Glenns Ferry and Marsing start playing for the consolation trophy.

The State High School Baseball Tournament continues on Friday, with the champions crowned on Saturday.