The Glacier Twins A jumped out to an early lead on the Cardinals and captured a 13-2 victory on Saturday at Havre.
With nine runs in the first three innings, the Glacier Twins A left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
A passed ball, an RBI single by Colten Parker, a two-run single by Kyler Howke, an RBI double by Tyler Murphy, a sacrifice fly by AJ Wetsch, and a passed ball in the first inning and an RBI single by Colten during the second inning supplied the early offense for the Glacier Twins A.
Jayce Fagerland went a perfect 2-2 at the dish for the Glacier Twins A. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the third inning.
Jonny Sapa kept contact to a minimum, striking out seven the Cardinals batters. Jonny allowed one earned run, four hits and no walks over 4 2/3 innings.
The Glacier Twins A piled on four more runs in the top of the fifth. A single by Tristin Steinwand ignited the offense,, plating Tyler. That was followed up by Vincent Smith's triple, bringing home AJ, Jayce and Tristin.
Reilly Leary pushed Helena Reps ahead, in the sixth inning, and the lead lasted until the final out. Henry Bowers singled to get on base in the sixth. He then went from first to second on a stolen base.
Reilly racked up two RBIs on two hits for Helena Reps.
Tristan Siegers got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed four runs over nine innings. He struck out five, walked three and surrendered two hits.
Austin Frandsen was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just six innings, walked four, struck out one, and allowed five runs.
Helena Reps jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Ryan Dorvall started the rally for Helena Reps with a single. A stolen base then moved Ryan Dorvall from first to second. More runs came home for Helena Reps when Leary scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Arntson.
Buck Spallone took the loss for Livingston braves. He allowed nine runs in four innings, walked seven and struck out three.
The top of the third saw Livingston braves take an early lead, 1-0. Sterling singled to ignite Livingston braves' offense. An error then moved Sterling from first to third. Buck singled, plating Sterling.
GVO went up for good in the fourth, scoring four runs on two singles.
One run in the top of the fifth helped Livingston braves close its deficit to 5-2. An RBI single by Mitch King set off Livingston braves rally. GVO's Bryce induced a John Becker ground out to close things out.
GVO survived Livingston braves' surge and put up seven runs of its own in the fifth. GVO scored on A walk by Randy, a walk by Conner Van Dyken, a walk by Dante, and a two-run single by Bryce.
John Becker ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed 11 runs in five innings, walked four and struck out four.
GVO never trailed after scoring four runs in the first on An error and two sacrifice flys.
After pushing across two runs in the top of the fifth, Livingston braves faced just a 9-2 deficit. and a fielder's choice fueled Livingston braves' comeback. Brock Peterson to end the Livingston braves threat.