A late-game rally by the Idaho Falls Braves stopped the Salt Lake Trappers' winning streak at two games Tuesday. Holding a 5-3 lead, the Trappers gave up three runs in the eight inning to lose 6-5.
The Salt Lake team will play the Braves again Wednesday at 7 p.m., then will return to Derks Field on Thursday for a three-game stand against the division-leading Butte Copper Kings.The Braves started off scoring two runs in the first and one in the third to hold a 3-2 lead through five innings. The Trappers scored two in the sixth to take the lead, and one more in the seventh to widen it.
In the bottom of the eight, however, Trappers' Terence Glover, who gave up only three earned runs in seven innings on the mound, ran into trouble when former BYU player Gary Schoonover reached base on a single and was followed by another single by Donovan Campbell.
Reliever Michael Gibbons, on a 0-and-1 pitch, gave up a double to Steve Lopez that scored Schoonover and Campbell. Another single by Chris Jones brought in Lopez for the game winner.
Lopez finished the night going 2-for-4 with four RBI, while Schoonover went 3-for-4 and scored three runs.
The Trappers remain in second played in the Southern Division of the Pioneer League with a 9-7 records, three games behind Butte.