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Idaho High School Baseball: Heavy Hitters (Week of 4/24 - 4/29)
Which hitters made the cut for this week's list of Idaho's best?
Published: 5/2/2023 10:33:45 AM
Brandon Baney
Managing Editor/Broadcaster


It’s time for this week’s edition of Heavy Hitters.  Every Monday, we'll recap the nine most scintillating hitting performances from the past week of competition.

Why nine?  Because there's nine batters in the lineup.

I should note that these are single-game performances only.  I don't have the math skills to pull off calculating weekly totals.

If you'd like to nominate an athlete for our Heavy Hitters list, send an email to

With that said, here's our list of Idaho baseball's Heavy Hitters, from the week of April 24th to April 29th.  The performances will be listed in chronological order.

1. Wesley Thompson, Jr, Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain earned a 13-8 win over Boise in Southern Idaho Conference action on Tuesday, April 25th, and Thompson played a large role in the win.  As part of a 3-for-4 night at the plate, Thompson singled twice before delivering a huge blow in the fifth inning.  Tied at 6-6, Thompson delivered a bases loaded triple to put the Grizzlies ahead for good.  In all, Thompson finished with three RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base.

2. Logan Smith, So, Kellogg

Smith flashed power and speed in the Wildcats’ 13-1 victory over Priest River on Tuesday, April 25th.  In three trips to the plate, Smith crushed a home run and also singled, driving in four runs and scoring three times himself.  He also stole two bases, showcasing his versatility.

3. Caleb Boydston, So, Meridian

In the always unpredictable Southern Idaho Conference, the Warriors picked up an 8-1 win over Kuna on Tuesday, April 25th.  Boydston doubled twice in the win as part of a 3-for-4 night overall, driving in five runs in the process.

4. Brice Bensching, Sr, Lewiston

The Bengals jumped on Lakeland in Inland Empire League play on Tuesday, April 25th, by a score of 16-4.  And the Bengals’ Bensching was right in the middle of the action.  The senior finished 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, a double, five RBIs and two runs scored. 

5. RJ Woods, Sr, Bonneville

The Bees picked up a 17-3 win over Hillcrest in High Country Conference play on Thursday, April 27th.  In the win, Woods homered twice as part of a 4-for-5 night at the plate.  In addition to the two home runs, Woods added a double and a triple.  He finished with six RBIs and two runs scored.

6. Trey Bateman, Jr, Bonners Ferry

Bonners Ferry faced old conference rival Kellogg in a non-conference clash on Friday, April 28th.  In the first game of a doubleheader, the Badgers earned a walk-off, 11-10 win, thanks in part to Bateman.  The junior went 3-for-5 at the plate, with a home run, double and single with five RBIs and a run scored.  Bateman also drew an intentional walk, and came up with the game-winning hit with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning.

7. Dillon Fine, Jr, Homedale

Fine is more known for his pitching prowess, but the junior showed he can deliver at the plate as well during a 10-4 non-conference win over Buhl on Friday, April 28th.  Fine finished 3-for-4 with a triple, five RBIs and a run scored.

8. Carson Packer, Sr, North Fremont

The Huskies picked up a Nuclear Conference win over Salmon on Saturday, April 29th, by a score of 17-8.  Packer rapped three sharp base hits and drove in five runs overall.  He also stole two bases and scored a run himself.

9. Cody Kline, Sr, Vision Charter

It was honestly a tough call for our final spot on the Heavy Hitters list this week, as both Kline and his Vision Charter teammate Laken Wilson tore up the bases and the baseball in the Golden Eagles’ 21-13 win over Rimrock in Western Idaho Conference play on Saturday, April 29th.  But Wilson has already made our list this year, while Kline hasn’t, so that settled the tiebreaker.  Kline was a perfect 3-for-3 in five trips to the plate, with a walk and a hit-by-pitch thrown in for good measure.  He also tallied four RBIs, four runs scored, and six stolen bases.

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