The Glacier Twins A would not relinquish the lead as the Kootenai Valley Rangers were unable to weather a two-run seventh inning deficit.
Despite their efforts, the Kootenai Valley Rangers couldn't get over the hump.
The Kootenai Valley Rangers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Colton Henrie got things going for the Kootenai Valley Rangers with a single. A stolen base then moved Colton from first to third. The Kootenai Valley Rangers added more runs when scored on a single by RJ Glover.
The Glacier Twins A didn't give up the lead after the seventh inning. Additional runs came from an RBI single by Vincent Smith.
Pitchers had a tough day during the game between the Glacier Twins A and the Kootenai Valley Rangers, as the two teams put up 22 runs combined in a 14-8 the Glacier Twins A win.
The teams banged out 16 hits hits between them, as well as four for extra bases.
Six runs in the opening three innings allowed the Glacier Twins A to easily put away the Kootenai Valley Rangers. A sacrifice fly by Jayce Fagerland and an RBI triple by Nic Muus in the first inning and an RBI double by Tyler Murphy during the second inning helped the Glacier Twins A put some runs on the board early.
Nic racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Glacier Twins A.
For a squad that rolled up so much offense Wednesday at Lindborg-Cregg Field, the Class AA Missoula Mavericks’ walk-off win came in the most unceremonious way.
Leading Mission Valley by eight in the bottom of the eighth inning, Trevor Dickey lifted a long fly to center field for a run-scoring sacrifice fly, but the Mariner center fielder mishandled the relay in and allowed Shane Olson to scamper all the way home from second base to force a 10-run margin rule ending, an 11-1 American Legion baseball victory for Missoula.
Mission Valley helped the Mavs with four errors, including two in the decisive final inning, but Missoula racked up 12 hits in the win as well and scored in all but two frames.
Dickey was 2 for 3 batting with a triple and Jesson Preston, who preceded the game-winning play with his third single of the day, finished 3 for 5.
Slade Heggen also had a pair of hits and, like Preston, he scored three times for the Mavs.
Anthony Hilliard was credited with the pitching victory, throwing a spotless two innings in relief of starter Austin Bohnsack. Each Mav struck out a pair of Mariners.
Zeke Webster-Yaqui had three of Mission Valley’s seven hits and TJ Olson drove in the team’s only run with a first-inning groundout.
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Kellen Hoyt, Bradly Pichler (5), Derek Peel (8) and Alex Killian, Warren Wood (8). Austin Bohnsack, Anthony Hilliard (3), Shane Olsen (5), Trevor Dickey (7) and Slade Heggen, Kip Vetos (5), Heggen (7). W – Hilliard. L – Hoyt.
MISSION VALLEY – Brennen Andrews 1-2, Aaron Rasmussen 0-1, Zeke Webster-Yaqui 3-4, Brenen Abromeit 0-1, Killian 0-3, Wood 0-1, TJ Olson 0-3, Peel 0-1, Bransen Krebs 0-3, Nyqolas Gillingham 0-1, Trevor Paro 1-3, Jacob Harrod 0-3, Raymond Matt 0-1, Jared Young 2-3, Cole Snyder 0-2, Micah McClure 0-0.
MISSOULA – Heggen 2-4, Zanon Fullbright 0-4, Hilliard 1-1, Olsen 1-4, Jesson Preston 3-5, Dickey 2-3, Josh Tabor 0-1, Ryan Anderson 1-2, Jackson King 0-1, Walker Kay 0-1, Vetos 0-2, Jakob Bierig 1-4.
2B – Heggen. 3B – Paro; Dickey. RBIs – Olson; Fulbright, Dickey, Anderson, King 2, Kay 2.
The Laurel Dodgers muster 8 hits, drop 20-4 contest to the Billings Royals
The Laurel Dodgers lost 20-4 to the Billings Royals Wednesday at Thompson Field -Home despite Trevor Meier's three-hit day at the dish.
Two of the Laurel Dodgers' runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Trevor. He singled in the first, third, and fourth innings.
Drew Atkeison got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over four innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered six hits.
The Billings Royals hammered the Laurel Dodgers pitching as seven hitters had a field day, combining for 12 hits, 16 RBIs and 16 runs scored.
John Preller took the loss for the Laurel Dodgers. He allowed 14 runs in 1 2/3 innings, walked five and struck out one.
The game was never in doubt after the first, as the Billings Royals scored seven runs on an error, a three-run home run by Konnoer Wiechman, and a two-run triple by Bryan Mitchell.
The Billings Royals piled on eight more runs in the top of the second. Kolby Reed singled, plating Tanner Leenknecht to start the inning.
One run in the bottom of the third helped the Laurel Dodgers close their deficit to 19-1. An RBI single by Trevor gave the Laurel Dodgers life. Finally, Drew got Daniel Stamper to to end the threat.
After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Laurel Dodgers faced just a 19-3 deficit. An RBI single by Jake Worden and an RBI single by Trevor sparked the Laurel Dodgers' rally. Mason O'Donnell flew out to end the Laurel Dodgers threat.
One run in the bottom of the fifth helped the Laurel Dodgers close their deficit to 20-4. A fielder's choice fueled the Laurel Dodgers' comeback. Cody Frank ended the inning by getting Bryson McGann to strike out.