At Libby, the Loggers used a walk-off walk to win the first game of the Class A American Legion baseball doubleheader with the Lakers, then exploded for seven runs in the first three innings of the nightcap to complete the sweep Sunday afternoon.
Cameron Burkes and Luke Haggerty led off Libby’s seventh inning of the opener with singles, before another by Will Reichel scored the tying run. After Oliver Grupenhoff was walked intentionally, Dylon Lane earned the free pass to score the winning run in a 5-4 win.
Haggerty finished with two hits and two runs scored.
Will Reichel went the distance for the win.
Haggerty stayed hot in the nightcap, finishing 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in an 8-4 win. Burkes added a hit, a walk and scored three times.
Pat O’Connell was 2 for 3 with three RBIs for the Lakers.
Libby 5, Kalispell 4
Kalispell 210 000 1 – 4 9 0
Libby 021 000 2 – 5 11 1
Tiler Whiteaker and Lukas Decock. Will Reichel and Oliver Grupenhoff. W – Reichel. L – Whiteaker.
Libby 8, Kalispell 4
Kalispell 010 003 0 – 4 9 1
Libby 412 001 x – 8 8 0
Logan Decock and Whiteaker. Ryan Huffman, Luke Haggerty (6) and Grupenhoff. W – Huffman. L – Decock.
Missoula sweeps Mission Valley
The Class A Missoula Mavericks took a pair of Class A American Legion baseball wins from Mission Valley on Sunday at Lindborg-Cregg Field.
Josh Tabor doubled and drove in three runs as the Mavs took the opener 5-4. Ben Tabaracci added two hits and scored two runs.
Trevor Cunningham worked the first 5 1/3 innings to get the win. He allowed five hits and two earned runs.
Bransen Krebs doubled and drove in a run for the Mariners.
Nick Yovetich tossed a complete game in the Mavericks’ 7-5 win in the nightcap. He allowed 10 hits and a walk while srtiking out three.
Jon Mitchell drove in a pair of runs and Tabaracci and Austin Kominek had two hits and an RBI apiece.
Alex Killian doubled and drove in two for the Mariners, while Zeke Webster-Yaqui had two doubles and scored two runs.
Missoula 5, Mission Valley 4
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Missoula 203 000 x – 5 7 2
Aaron Rasmussen, Derek Peel (4) and Alex Killian. Trevor Cunningham, Walker Kay (6) and Aidan Collins. W – Cunningham. L – Rasmussen. Sv – Kay.
Missoula 7, Mission Valley 5
M. Valley 300 100 1 – 5 10 3
Missoula 600 010 x – 7 6 3
Jared Young, Kellen Hoyt (4), Bransen Krebs (6) and Killian. Nick Yovetich and Kellen Round. W – Yovetich. L – Young.
Fifth-inning rally sparks blowout win for the Glacier Twins A, 8-2
The Glacier Twins A took down the Royals 8-2 on Sunday at Havre after slamming the Royals with five runs in the fifth inning.
Jesse racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Glacier Twins A.
The Royals couldn't get anything going so long as Vincent Smith was on the hill. The Royals managed just two hits off of the the Glacier Twins A's pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out five during his 3 1/3 innings of work.
Cook took the loss for the Royals. He allowed eight runs in five innings, walked three and struck out one.
The Glacier Twins A never trailed after scoring two runs in the first on an error and an RBI single by Jesse.
Glacier Twins A
The Glacier Twins A fend off the Glasgow Reds's late push, hold on 4-2
The Glasgow Reds were never able to get over the hump and overcome their troubles against the Glacier Twins A on Sunday, as the Glasgow Reds fell 4-2 at Havre after falling behind by four runs in the fifth inning.
The Glasgow Reds scored two runs in the fifth on a fielder's choice. Despite their efforts, the Glasgow Reds couldn't finish the comeback.
Colton Gove put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Glacier Twins A. He tripled in the first inning, doubled in the third inning, and singled in the fifth inning.
The Glasgow Reds couldn't get anything going as long as AJ Wetsch was on the bump. AJ held the Glasgow Reds hitless over 2 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out none.
Jesse Walburn got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings. Jesse struck out one, walked two and gave up five hits.
The Glacier Twins A didn't relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the first inning when they scored on.
Glacier Twins A
Livingston braves dropped a 12-0 decision to Billings Halos on Sunday.
Sean Getchell got the win for Billings Halos. He tossed five innings of shutout ball. Sean struck out 12, walked two and gave up two hits.
Kalvin Kunda took the loss for Livingston braves. He allowed nine runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked one and struck out none.
Billings Halos added nine more runs in the top of the fifth. Tim Lyle kicked things off with a single, bringing home Blaine Lane. That was followed up by Payton Stanaway's double, bringing home Caleb Rux and Tim.
Livingston braves falls 14-2 to Billings Halos despite Buck Spallone's effort
Despite a big day at the dish from Buck Spallone, who finished 2-3, Livingston braves lost 14-2 to Billings Halos at Livingston on Sunday.
Andrew Sterup recorded the win for Billings Halos. He allowed two runs over 3 1/3 innings. Andrew struck out six, walked one and gave up four hits.
Brock Peterson took the loss for Livingston braves. He allowed 13 runs in 2 2/3 innings, walked nine and struck out one.
Billings Halos closer Kyller Thomson put away the final five outs to record the save.
The game's last lead went to Billings Halos thanks to a first inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on a groundout by Payton Stanaway and an RBI triple by Brady.
Billings Halos increased its lead with six runs in the second. A clutch error scored Dominic Anderson to open the scoring in the frame.
Two runs in the bottom of the fourth helped Livingston braves close its deficit to 13-2. An RBI double by Mitch King and an RBI single by Brock set off Livingston braves rally. Kyller ended the inning by getting Caleb Beal to ground out.
Helena Reps loses the Bitterroot Redsox 3-2
Ray Moore held up his end of the bargain, but Ray couldn't pilot Helena Reps past the Bitterroot Redsox as Helena Reps lost 3-2 in seven innings on Sunday.
The Bitterroot Redsox couldn't get anything going as long as Ray was on the bump. Moore gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out none during his one inning of work.
Joe Johnson got the win for the Bitterroot Redsox. He allowed one run over three innings. Joe struck out none, walked none and gave up four hits.
Jackson Maynard ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just 4 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed two runs.
The top of the first saw Helena Reps take an early lead, 1-0. Helena Reps got things going when Ryan Arntson singled.
The game's last lead went to the Bitterroot Redsox thanks to a third inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on an RBI double by Brennan Fisher.
One run in the top of the seventh helped Helena Reps close its deficit to 3-2. A fielder's choice set off Helena Reps rally. The Bitterroot Redsox's Kyle Norman induced a Payton Pappas to close things out.
Helena Reps drops 4-3 game to the Bitterroot Redsox despite efforts of Carter Pappas
Carter Pappas did all he could to give Helena Reps a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past the Bitterroot Redsox, as Helena Reps lost 4-3 in seven innings on Sunday.
Carter Pappas racked up two RBIs on one hit for Helena Reps. He tripled in the seventh inning.
Tyler Nixon got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He tossed four innings of shutout ball. He struck out six, walked one and surrendered no hits.
Carter Wald was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just six innings, walked four, struck out two, and allowed four runs.
The game's last lead went to the Bitterroot Redsox thanks to a first inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on a fielder's choice.
Three runs in the top of the seventh helped Helena Reps close its deficit to 4-3. A two-run triple by Carter Pappas and a groundout by Keinan Stief sparked Helena Reps' rally. Kyle Norman got the last out, as Helena Reps' Jackson Maynard.