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SAT., 06-23 BASEBALL RESULTS
June 24, 2012Northwest Montana A Conference
Mavericks club Glacier Twins, 12-6
The Glacier Twins put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough as the Missoula Mavericks took a 12-6 win Saturday in Class AA American Legion baseball action at Lindborg-Cregg Field.
The Mavs took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI from shortstop Tanner Maier, who then scored on a wild pitch by the Twins.
The Twins got on the board in the third on a home run by Jeremy Nielsen, then cut the lead to 3-2 after a wild pitch by the Mavs scored a Twins runner in the fourth.
The Mavs scored two runs in the fifth on an RBI from Shane Olson and a bases-loaded walk by Alec Bouchee by take a 5-2 edge.
The Twins, however, stormed back to tie the score 5-5 in the sixth with a two-out rally, sparked by RBI singles from Izaak Venisio and Nielsen and a wild throw by the Mavs.
Mavs manager Brent Hathaway was happy with the win, but gave Glacier credit for not making it easy.
“They were everything we could handle today for whatever reason,” Hathaway said. “But we got what we came for, getting out of here with a win.”
After stranding two runners in the sixth and watching the Twins grab a 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh, the Mavs were able to put together their own rally in the bottom half. Olson led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch by Glacier to tie the game.
The Mavs then took the lead for good on an RBI double by Bouchee and a would-be inside-the-park home run by Tres Cunningham that was scored a triple with a throwing error by Glacier.
Cunningham felt the seventh-inning rally by the Mavs was a great confidence booster for his team.
“Everyone was starting to get down with how we were playing,” Cunningham said. “We just wanted to start to put something together. (Olson) set the tone for us with the triple and I just wanted to help keep that going.”
The Mavs padded the lead to six runs in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Maier. Riley King was able to close out the game with 2 2-3 innings of work on the mound.
Hathaway said that although the Mavs were able to post their eighth straight win, there is still room for improvement.
“That seventh inning was great for us as we were able to get something going and get the lead back, but overall I feel we were lethargic and flat,”Hathaway said.
“Hopefully we will be able to learn from this but only time will tell.”
The Mavs now start a road stretch, with one more game with Glacier on Monday, the Billings Scarlets on Wednesday and then to the Firecracker tournament in Rapid City, S.D., starting Friday.
Glacier 001 103 100 – 6 9 1
Missoula 021 020 61x – 12 11 1
Conner Donahue, Corey Davis (5), Bryce Wehrli (7) and Garrett Houston. Josh Meader, Shane Olson (4), Alec Bouchee (7), Riley King (7) and Slade Heggen. W – King. L – Davis.
Glacier – Jeremy Nielsen 2-4, Bryce Wehrli 1-4, Carl Talsma 0-3, Peter Seymore 0-5, Davis 3-4, Houston 2-3, Nick LeGrandeur 0-2, Jake Slaybaugh 0-1, Shane Marcial 0-2, Robert Simmons 0-1, Isaak Venisio 1-3
Missoula – Heggen 1-5, Tanner Rheinschmidt 2-3, Riley King 0-3, Shane Olson 2-3, Jesson Preston 1-5, Nathan Jewett 1-3, Bouchee 2-3, Nick Evans 0-2, Tres Cunningham 1-2, Tanner Maier 1-3
2B – Davis, Bouchee, Olson. 3B – Cunningham, Olson . HR – Nielsen. RBIs – Nielsen 2, Venisio, King, Olson, Preston, Bouchee, Cunningham, Maier 2.
Legion baseball roundup: Bitterroot Red Sox beat Glasgow on walk-off triple
LEWISTOWN – Chris Combs tripled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Bitterroot Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Glasgow on Saturday at the Lewistown American Legion baseball tournament.
Combs drove home Steven Trautwein, who had walked and stolen second base.
Trevor Zeiler went the distance on the hill to get the win. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four.
Jake Capko was 2 for 3 with a double and Dylan Burnham was also 2 for 3 for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox, 16-15, face Gallatin Valley on Sunday at 8 a.m. and will play another game against an opponent to be determined.
Glasgow 000 100 0 – 1 5 0
Bitterroot 000 001 1 – 2 9 3
Legare, Dalby (7) and Hauks. Trevor Zeiler and Tucker Lehr. W – Zeiler (3-1). L – Dalby.
Bucs win a pair
At Lewistown, Bitterroot Bucs pitchers allowed just six hits and their fielders committed just one error in winning a pair of games at the Lewistown tournament.
The Bucs downed Calgary 4-3 and the Great Falls Stallions 13-1.
The Bucs scored the winning run in the fifth inning against Calgary. Sage Hansen doubled and scored when Justin Medlin reached on an error.
Riley Phillips went the distance to get the win, allowing five hits. He did not issue a walk and struck out 11.
Kadin Beller smacked an RBI double and Dylan Reed was 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Bucs.
Noah Baney worked all five innings against Great Falls – the game was shortened via the 10-run margin rule – and allowed just one hit. Baney faced just one batter over the minimum, did not issue a walk and struck out five.
Baney also drove in three at the plate while Phillips was 1 for 2 with two RBIs.
The Bucs, 27-17, will play an opponent to be determined on Sunday.
Bitterroot Bucs 4, Calgary 3
Calgary 000 300 0 – 3 5 5
Bitterroot 011 110 x – 4 6 1
Brodie Stairs and Tanner Dalman. Riley Phillips and Kadin Beller. W – Phillips (7-3). L – Stairs.
Bitterroot Bucs 13, Great Falls 1
Great Falls 010 00 – 1 1 2
Bitterroot 025 6x – 13 6 0
Marc Judice, Cody Lundstrand (3), Tyler Powell (3), Kyle Warner (4) and Joe Maney. Noah Baney and Beller. W – Baney (7-2). L – Judice.
Pioneers win pair
At Deer Lodge, the Missoula Pioneers took a pair of wins in the Deer Lodge Wood Bat Tournament.
The Pioneers beat Salmon, Idaho, 7-3, and the Missoula Frontiers 6-1.
Mitch Gray tossed a complete game against Salmon. He allowed eight hits and two walks while striking out three.
Kyle Booi was 3 for 4 with an RBI, Ben Metz was 2 for 3 with an RBI, TJ Porter was 2 for 3 and Greg Pfister was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Metz got the win against the Frontiers, pitching the final four frames after taking over for Brandon DeYoung. Metz struck out seven in his four innings on the hill.
Cody Oliver was 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Porter was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The Pioneers face the Butte Miners on Sunday at 9 a.m.
Redbirds 8, Rangers 6
Rangers 10, Cubs 6
LIBBY — Kootenai Valley settled for a split at the Big Bucks Tournament.
After losing to the Calgary Redbirds, the Rangers rebounded with an impressive victory over the Lewis and Clark Cubs from Lewiston, Idaho.
Bryton Guckenberg and Ryan Holder both doubled and tripled in the loss. Holder had three RBIs in that outing.
Guckenberg had two doubles in the victory while Kade Davis led with four RBIs.
Guckenberg, Davis, Holder and Gallen Sullivan all had two hits in that contest.
“Guckenberg, Ryan (Holder) and Davis hit the ball well all day,” Kootenai Valley coach Brent Holder said.
“All the pitchers did well.”
Kootenai Valley is 2-1 in tournament play and 19-12 overall.
“This is some of the best baseball we played all year,” Holder said.
“Even in the loss. The kids are playing well.”
The Rangers wrap up tournament play at 11:30 a.m. today.
Kootenai Valley 004 100 1 — 6 6 2
Calgary Redbirds 004 301 x — 8 9 1
Bryton Guckenberg, Dalton Smith (3), Kade Davis (4) and Davis, Gallen Sullivan (4); K. Kostiuk, S. McNish (3), J. Derwent (7) and M. Zanutto. W — McNish. L — Smith.
KOOTENAI VALLEY — CJ Henrie 0-3, Guckenberg 2-3, Ryan Holder 2-4, Davis 0-3, Smith 1-2, RJ Glover 0-3, Mark Good 0-3, Sullivan 0-2, Austin Perez 1-3.
CALGARY — T. Zarowing 2-3, T. Higa 0-3, N. Bumstead 2-4, W. Johnston 0-2, A. Bishop 2-3, Zanutto 1-4, J. McPhee 1-2, T. Grant 0-3, C. Feenstra 1-2.
2B—Guckenberg, Holder; Zanutto; 3B—Guckenberg, Holder; RBIs—Holder (3), Smith; Higa, Bumstead (2), Bishop (2), Zanutto (2).
Lewis and Clark Cubs 003 201 — 6 6 2
Kootenai Valley 410 41x — 10 10 2
V. Agueda, T. Gruelli (4) and K. Briney; Perez, Davis (4) and Davis, Sullivan (3). W — Davis. L — Agueda.
LEWIS AND CLARK — B. Wakefield 1-3, J. Shandrick 3-3, J. Feucht 0-2, S. Burke 1-4, S. Wallace 0-2, Briney 0-4, K. Woods 0-1, E. Loseth 1-3, Gruelli 0-2.
KOOTENAI VALLEY — Henrie 1-2, Guckenberg 2-2, Holder 2-3, Davis 2-3, Smith 1-4, Glover 0-2, Sullivan 2-3, Good 0-3, Perez 0-3.
2B—Guckenberg (2), Davis, Sullivan; RBIs—Wakefield, Burke (2); Holder, Davis (4), Sullivan (3).