Congratulations to KLER’s Maniac Pizza Factory Player of the Game winners: Steven Bradbury, Silas Naranjo (both pictured as make-up from previous article), Brayden Turcott, Rylan Larson (not pictured) and Dayna Maetche!
Rylan helped to keep the hope alive for the Maniacs in their opening round match-up against Malad at the state tournament in Pocatello--going 1/3 at the plate with a huge RBI single in the sixth as the Maniacs tried to surge back from an early deficit, pitching well in relief along with his always excellent play behind the dish.
Coach Midstokke praised Brayden Turcott for his heart and leadership following the second round game against Melba, in which Brayden slapped a 3 RBI double to spark a 6–run second inning. Brayden’s enthusiasm and love for the game was infectious, and helped to lift the Maniacs as they gave the Mustangs a run for their money in the pouring rain.
Robin Roughton selected Dayna Maetche for the player of the game honor for her excellent play in the Lady Maniacs’ state play-in game against Bear Lake!
For their efforts, all of our winners have received a certificate good for a personal pizza and medium soft drink of their choice from our good friends at the Pizza Factory Orofino! Go Maniacs!