Western A District
At Lindborg-Cregg Field
Kootenai Valley 8, Kalispell 5
Libby 16, Bitterroot Red Sox 3
Mission Valley 14, Glacier 0
Missoula 2, Bitterroot Bucs 1
10 a.m. – Kalispell vs. Glacier, loser out
1 p.m. – Bitterroot Red Sox vs. Bitterroot Bucs, loser out
4 p.m. – Kootenai Valley vs. Mission Valley
7 p.m. – Libby vs. Missoula
Cubs open with win
LIVINGSTON — The Dillon Cubs were the only area Southern A team that were able to advance out of the first round of the district tournament being held in Livingston.
Thursday saw the Cubs defeat the Helena Reps 11-8 in the tournament opener as Dillon pitcher Cole Miotke picked up his 10th win of the season.
Anaconda held a 2-0 lead against Belgrade, but gave up 27 consecutive runs and lost 27-2.
Gallatin Valley used a 10-run inning to turn away the Deer Lodge Wranglers with a 14-2 final.
Friday’s action will see Dillon face Gallatin Valley in a 3 p.m. second round game. The other winner’s side game will see Belgrade face Livingston.
Dillon 11, Helena 8
Dillon pushed in four runs in the second inning and anothe rthree in the fourth inning.
Two runs in the top of the seventh helped push the team past Helena into a second round game against Gallatin Valley.
Miotke tossed all nine innings on the mound in the win.
Dillon had multi-hit efforts by M.J. and Nate Simkins. Nate Simkins ended up with 2 RBIs and a double.
Dilan Starkel, Dillon WOmack, Gunner LaFrentz, Logan Wilson and Jamey Richardson also scored hits for Dillon.
Helena had a big hitting effort by Nick Rigg, who went 4-for-5 at the plate.
Dillon 040 302 002 — 11 10 5
Helena 330 001 010 — 8 11 7
Cole Miotke and Dilan Starkel. Jack Shavleivo, Riley Pickens (4) and Jared Smith.
DILLON — Eathyn Peterson 0-3, Miotke 0-2, M.J. Simkins 3-5, Starkel 1-4, Dillon Womack 1-5, Gunner LaFrentz 1-4, Logan Wilson 1-5, Jamey Richardson 1-3, Nate Simkins 2-3.
HELENA — Chase Rook 0-2, Ladd Heithenthaler 2-5, Colin Volesky 2-3, Smith 1-4, Nick Rigg 4-5, Zach Merzlak 1-5, Reid Carter 0-4, Danny Burton 1-4, Kenny Wilson 0-4.
2B — Womack, Nate Simkins; Heithenthaler, Volesky, Merzlak. RBI — Nate Simkins 2, M.J. Simkins, Starkel, Womack, LaFrentz, Richardson; Volesky 3, Rigg 2, Smith, Merzlak.
Thursday’s First Round Scores
Dillon 11, Helena 8
Gallatin Valley 14, Deer Lodge 2
Belgrade 27, Anaconda 2
Livingston 9, Bozeman 6