Boise Capitals repeat as state Legion baseball champions

Bradley Jekich
Bradley Jekich

The Capitals twice staved off elimination Saturday to win the AA American Legion baseball tournament at Timberline High for the second year in a row.

Bradley Jekich hit a walk-off double in the 11th inning to send the Capitals to a 13-12 win over the Lewis Clark Twins in a loser-out semifinal.

Boise then took on the Idaho Falls Bandits in the title game, winning 8-5.

Lefty Colbi Paul entered in the second inning for the Capitals and pitched the rest of the way to earn the championship victory.

The Capitals (31-13) advance to the American Legion Northwest Regional Tournament on Aug. 3-7 at Powers Field in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Boise begins play at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against host Cheyenne Post 6.