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Need more proof the state 3A baseball game was epic?
May 24, 2017
The Idaho State 3A Baseball Championship between reigning champion Fruitland and first-time contending Bonners Ferry was something special, but just how special became a little clearer on Tuesday when released the viewership numbers from this year's live game broadcasts.

In all, 132,420 viewers logged on to to watch 2017 state championship baseball, a 45-percent increase over 2016. And you would think that the big schools would naturally enjoy the highest ratings ... but nuh uh.

Not this year.

Somehow, as the two teams were scoring run after run in a game that lasted more than 3 1/2 hours, word got out that an epic battle was underway between the Grizzlies and the Badgers, and 10,590 computers were logged in to the free online game broadcast, making it the most watched game since IdahoSports began in 1997.

The next highest watched game this year was in the 5A Division between Lewiston and Capitol, which had 6,453 log in.

On average, the webcasts produce 2,597 live viewers per game.
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