Libby's Oliver Grupenhoff (25) slides safely into third base Tuesday afternoon during the Glacier Twins doubleheader against the Libby Loggers at Memorial Field in Whitefish. (Patrick Cote/Daily Inter Lake)
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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WHITEFISH — The Libby Loggers took two games from the Glacier Twins B, sweeping the American Legion doubleheader on Tuesday.
Despite being out-hit in Game 1, Libby erased a four-run deficit for the comeback victory.
The Twins jumped out to a 5-1 lead after scoring the five-spot in the bottom of the first inning.
Libby continued to chip away, scoring three runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game at seven.
Cameron Burkes scored the the winning run in the top of the seventh for the Loggers, and Erik Lauer held the Twins scoreless in the bottom half.
Although he earned the loss, Glacier pitcher Sean Hoerner threw a complete game, striking out ten batters in seven innings of work.
Oliver Grupenhoff led the Loggers at the plate, going 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
The night cap of the twin bill was a different story.
Libby scored seven runs in the top of the third, and after Glacier answered with three of their own, the Loggers shut out the Twins the rest of the way for a 14-5 victory.
Luke Haggerty was 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs, and Grupenhoff continued his hot streak, driving in a game-high five runs on a 3 for 5 effort.
Trace Tammero earned the win on the mound for Libby, striking out nine in five innings.
Libby 102 103 1 — 8 6 5
Glacier 500 020 0 — 7 7 3
Libby 007 250 0 — 14 13 5
Glacier 203 000 0 — 5 4 6
Glacier Twins A 5,
Kootenai Valley 4
Glacier Twins 8,
Kootenai Valley 5
EUREKA — The Glacier Twins A completed two-game sweep of the Kootenai Valley Rangers, holding on to win the first game before coming from behind in Game 2 on Tuesday.
The night started with plenty of drama in Game 1.
The Twins put up two runs in the first inning and worked their way to a 3-2 lead heading into the top of the seventh. They put one more across and were three outs away from a 4-2 victory.
The Rangers rallied in the bottom half, scoring two runs to send the game to extra innings.
Glacier didn’t take their second opportunity to steal Game 1 for granted. They scored in the top of the eight and Austin Robins came on to pitch a scoreless bottom half, throwing just nine pitches, for a 5-4 Twins victory.
Glacier’s Vincent Smith and Jesse Walburn each went 2 for 3 at the plate and drove in a run.
Jonny Sapa got the starting nod in Game 1 for Glacier, striking out three and scattering seven hits through six innings.
The Rangers were led offensively by R.J. Glover. He went 3 for 4 from the plate and drove in a game-high two runs.
Gallen Sullivan was 1 for 1 with an RBI for Kootenai Valley.
Dalton Smith carried the workload for the Rangers’ pitching staff throwing all eight innings. He struck out one and allowed just three earned runs, giving Kootenai Valley’s bullpen a rest in the first contest.
In Game 2, the Twins started as they did in the opening game, scoring two runs in the top of the first, but the Rangers responded with three of their own in the bottom half.
After each team tacked on another run in the second, the contest was scoreless until Glacier got hot in the top of the sixth, scoring five runs and taking control of the game.
The Rangers would score once in the seventh, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Jayce Fagerland was on a tear in the second contest, going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Vincent Smith stayed hot as well. His 2 for 3 performance drove in three RBIs.
Colton Henrie was doing everything he could to help the Rangers win the night cap. He had a double and an RBI while concentrating on his pitching, striking out one in his seven innings of work.
Glacier Twins A 200 100 1 1 — 5 10 1
Kootenai Valley 100 010 2 0 — 4 11 0
Jonny Sapa, Colten Parker (7), Austin Roberts (8). Dalton Smith. W — Roberts. L — Smith.
Nick Yovetich’s two-run triple in the seventh inning gave the Class A Missoula Mavs a 3-2 win and a doubleheader sweep of the Kalispell Lakers in American Legion baseball Tuesday.
The Mavs won the first game 6-4.
Yovetich helped his own cause with the two-out triple: He threw a seven-inning complete game that he was in danger of losing, 2-1. He scattered five hits and a walk and struck out one.
Austin Kominek, who scored the winning run, had an RBI single in the third. Catcher Kellen Round had two hits.
Logan DeCock took the hard-luck loss for Kalispell. He allowed seven hits and three walks and fanned six.
Patrick O’Connell had an RBI double for the Lakers; Brooks Krause also drove in a run.
In the first game the Mavs were out-hit 9-6 but answered the Lakers’ 2-run fifth inning with two runs in their half. Yovetich came up large again, hitting a sacrifice fly that scored Davis Walker and put the Mavs up 5-4.
Aidan Collins added an insurance run in the sixth, singling and scored on Jon Mitchell’s sac fly.
Collins also had an RBI double in the fourth; Mitchell had two hits and scored twice.
Trevor Cunningham threw into the fifth inning for Missoula before Kaaden Wilson took over. Wilson got the win.
Micah Benson, Keaton Mohl and Robert McCarvel all had two hits for the Lakers. Benson had a triple; Mohl and McCarvel drove in runs.
Kalispell A 010 120 0 – 4 9 1
Mavs A 101 121 x – 6 6 2
Tiler Whiteaker, Keatin Mohl (5) and Lukas DeCock. Trevor Cunningham, Kaaden Wilson (5) and Aidan Collins. WP–Wilson. LP–Whiteaker.
Kalispell A 001 001 0 – 2 5 3
Mavs A 001 000 2 – 3 7 2
Logan DeCock and Tiler Whiteaker. Nick Yovetich and Kellen Round. WP–Yovetich. LP–DeCock.
Deer Lodge 17, Bozeman 5
At Deer Lodge, Kaehl Lowery had three hits and drove in four runs to lead the host Wranglers past the Bozeman Spikes in Class A Legion play.
Dakota Crowe and Taylor Stone each had three hits and two runs batted in; Stone had two doubles and Crowe had a triple. Logan Danforh also had two hits for Deer Lodge, which rapped out 17 total. The Wrangers scored 12 times in the third inning.
Crowe started on the mound and threw four innings of shut-out ball, allowing just one hit. He fanned six.
Austin Frandsen had a two-run double for Bozman in the seventh.
Bozeman A 000 010 4 – 5 5 3
D. Lodge 20(12) 003 x – 17 17 2
Tucker Stratton, Mitch Ullman (4) and Christian Drab. Dakota Crew, Michael Hesdorf (5), Kenny Stryker and Logan Danforth. WP–Heisdorf. LP–Stratton.
Great Falls Electrics – Daniel Bonilla 1-3, Wyatt Bleskin 0-3, Dawson Reiman 0-4, Joe Maney 2-4 (rbi), Tucker Wilke 0-3, Peyton Mitchell 1-4, Isaiah Roberts 1-3, Bryce Krattinger 1-3, Jake Fisher 0-2.
Lethbridge Miners – Wyatt Tomalty 1-2, Tevin Hall 1-4 (rbi), Josh Lichonski 0-3, Jaidyn Johnston 0-2, Torrin Vaselenk 0-2, Dylan Tomiyama 1-2, Jay Kotkas 0-3, Chase Carpenter 0-2, Kale Penner 1-1, Kyle Bloon 1-3.
2B – Roberts, Tomalty.
3B – Maney.
The Glacier Twins A top the Kootenai Valley Rangers in back-and-forth affair, 8-5
The Glacier Twins A outlasted the Kootenai Valley Rangers on Tuesday after seven lead changes, squeaking out a 8-5 win.
The Glacier Twins A took the lead in the sixth inning and held on for the victory. A passed ball scored Jesse Walburn to give the Glacier Twins A the lead for good.
Jayce Fagerland racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Glacier Twins A. He singled in the first and second innings and doubled in the sixth inning.
Jesse got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed four runs over five innings. He struck out two, walked one and surrendered four hits.
Colton Henrie took the loss for the Kootenai Valley Rangers. He allowed eight runs in 6 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out one.
The top of the first saw the Glacier Twins A take an early lead, 2-0. After Jayce singled, Vincent Smith doubled, scoring Jayce. The Glacier Twins A pushed more runs across when Smith scored on an RBI single by Kyler Howke.
The Kootenai Valley Rangers scored three runs of their own in the first. The Kootenai Valley Rangers scored on an RBI single by Dalton Smith, an RBI single by Austin Perez, and a passed ball.
The Kootenai Valley Rangers survived the Glacier Twins A's surge and put up one run of their own in the second. The Kootenai Valley Rangers scored on an RBI double by Colton.
The Glacier Twins A went up for the duration of the game after the sixth inning. Additional runs came from an RBI double by Jayce and a two-run single by Vincent.
The Kootenai Valley Rangers scored one run in the bottom of the seventh to cut their deficit to three. A walk by Gallen Sullivan sparked the Kootenai Valley Rangers' rally. The Glacier Twins A's Austin Robins induced a Dawson Henrie ground out to close things out.
Northstars falls behind in seventh inning in 5-4 loss to Missoula
A tight game was decided in the seventh inning as Northstars fell to Missoula 5-4 in seven innings on Tuesday at Havre.
Pierce led Northstars' offensive threat, as he got on base two times in the game. He singled in the second inning.
Missoula jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the second. A single by Cooper, bringing home Sprague and Bool started the inning off. The scoreboard lit up again for Missoula when Macdonald and Cooper scored on a two-run error.
After posting one run in the fifth, Northstars again scored one in the sixth. In the fifth, Northstars scored on an RBI single by Vukasin, scoring Pierce.
Northstars tied the game in the sixth on an RBI single by Pitkanen that scored J Miller.
Missoula never trailed after scoring one run in the seventh on an RBI single by Leary.
The Butte Miners jumped back into the win column Tuesday, but it took a while.
Butte jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held off the Helena Reps and Mother Nature for an 11-8 Southern A victory at Copper Mountain Park.
The game included a long delay because of a violent thunder storm. The second game of the doubleheader will be played at a later date.
Dalton Daum homered, while Dylan Lanahan hit a triple and a double to pace the Butte club as the Miners improved to 7-5 in conference and 18-17 overall.
Zach Hart and Dylan McDonald each smacked three hits, while Trey Hoagland and Colten Billteen joined Lanahan with two. Nate LeProwse and Kilian O’Leary each hit a single in Butte’s 15-hit attack.
Carter Pappas, Payton Pappas, Jackson Maynard and Kienan Stief doubled to lead the Reps.
The Miners open a four-day tournament in Helena on Friday.
HELENA REPS AB R H BI BUTTE MINERS AB R H BI
Ryan Dorvall 5 1 1 0 Marcus Madrazo 4 0 0 0
Henry Bowers 1 2 0 0 Trey Hoagland 3 3 2 0
Payton Pappas 3 1 2 0 Nate LeProwse 4 0 1 1
Carter Pappas 4 1 2 3 Dylan Lanahan 3 3 2 2
Ray Moore Jr 4 1 0 1 Dalton Daum 4 1 1 2
Kienan Stief 3 1 1 1 Zach Hart 4 3 3 2
Jackson Maynard 4 0 2 0 Dylan McDonald 4 1 3 1
Eamonn Byrne 3 1 1 1 Colten Billteen 4 0 2 2
Carter Wald 4 0 0 0 Kilian O'Leary 3 0 1 1
TOTALS 31 8 9 6 TOTALS 33 11 15 11
HELENA REPS 002 060 0 -- 8
BUTTE MINERS 531 002 x -- 11
LOB--HELENA REPS 8, BUTTE MINERS 7. ERR--Kienan Stief, Nate
LeProwse, Colten Billteen. 2B--Carter Pappas, Jackson
Maynard, Kienan Stief, Payton Pappas, Dylan Lanahan.
3B--Dylan Lanahan. HR--Dalton Daum. HBP--Dylan Lanahan.
HELENA REPS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Ryan Dorvall 3.00 12 9 9 1 4 1
Eamonn Byrne 2.33 0 1 1 1 1 0
Player 13 0.67 3 1 1 0 2 0
Ty Harney 2.00 5 6 3 2 1 0
Paul Cambell 1.00 1 0 0 1 2 0
Nate LeProwse 1.00 0 0 0 1 2 0
PB--Jackson Maynard (4), Dalton Daum (2). SO--Carter Pappas,
Jackson Maynard (2), Ryan Dorvall (2), Carter Wald, Ray
Moore Jr, Nate LeProwse, Marcus Madrazo (3), Kilian O'Leary
(2), Dalton Daum. BB--Eamonn Byrne, Henry Bowers (3), Kienan
Stief, Payton Pappas, Kilian O'Leary, Trey Hoagland.
Offense aplenty in Helena Reps's 11-8 loss to Butte Miners
Nine hits weren't enough for Helena Reps as it lost a shootout, 11-8 in seven innings, to Butte Miners on Tuesday at Butte.
Carter Pappas racked up three RBIs on two hits for Helena Reps. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.
Tyler Harney recorded the win for Butte Miners even though he allowed eight runs over six innings. Tyler struck out five, walked five and gave up nine hits.
Ryan Dorvall couldn't get it done on the hill for Helena Reps, taking a loss. He allowed nine runs in three innings, walked one and struck out four.
Butte Miners closer Nate LeProwse put away the final three outs to record the save.
Butte Miners never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on a two-run home run by Dalton Daum, two singles, and an RBI triple by Dylan Lanahan.
Butte Miners tacked on another three runs in the second. Dylan Lanahan doubled, plating Trey Hoagland to start the inning. That was followed up by Zach Hart's single, bringing home Dylan Lanahan.
Two runs in the top of the third helped Helena Reps close its deficit to 8-2. A two-run double by Carter Pappas set off Helena Reps rally. But, Tyler got Ray Moore to ground out to end the inning.
After pushing across six runs in the top of the fifth, Helena Reps faced just a 9-8 deficit. An RBI single by Carter Pappas, an error, an RBI double by Keinan Stief, an RBI single by Eamon Byrne, and a two-run error fueled Helena Reps' comeback. Tyler ended the inning by getting Ryan Dorvall to ground out.
Butte Miners piled on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Zach's single got things going, scoring Dylan Lanahan. That was followed up by Colten Billteen's single, bringing home Zach.
The Glacier Twins A make the most of 10 hits in 5-4 victory over the Kootenai Valley Rangers
The Glacier Twins A and the Kootenai Valley Rangers both had scoring chances on Tuesday, but it was the Glacier Twins A that were able to capitalize on them as they pulled out a 5-4 win at Eureka.
The Kootenai Valley Rangers got 11 hits compared with just 10 for the Glacier Twins A, but the Kootenai Valley Rangers stranded 11 on base.
The Glacier Twins A staved off the Kootenai Valley Rangers as the Kootenai Valley Rangers were unable to match the Glacier Twins A down the stretch.
The Kootenai Valley Rangers scored on an RBI single by RJ Glover in the first inning, an RBI double by RJ in the fifth inning, and an RBI single by Gallen Sullivan in the seventh inning. Still, the Kootenai Valley Rangers couldn't draw even.
Vincent Smith was solid at the plate for the Glacier Twins A. Vincent went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the first and sixth innings.
Jonny Sapa got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over six innings. Jonny struck out three, walked two and gave up seven hits.
Dalton Smith took the loss for the Kootenai Valley Rangers. He lasted just eight innings, walked none, struck out one, and allowed five runs.
The game's last lead went to the Glacier Twins A thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on a groundout by Colten Parker and an RBI single by Vincent.
The Glacier Twins A scored one run in each of the fourth, seventh and eighth. In the fourth, the Glacier Twins A scored on an RBI double by Jesse Walburn, plating Tristin Steinwand.
The Livingston Braves fell 18-8 to Belgrade Bandits in seven innings on Tuesday at Livingston despite racking up seven hits and eight runs.
Buck Spallone had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the first and second innings.
Koby Ruff got the win for Belgrade Bandits despite allowing eight runs over four innings. Koby struck out none, walked four and gave up five hits.
Belgrade Bandits easily handled the Livingston Braves pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, nine RBIs and 14 runs scored.
John Becker took the loss for the Livingston Braves. He allowed 18 runs in seven innings, walked six and struck out five.
Belgrade Bandits closer Ryan Cigler put away the final nine outs to record the save.
Belgrade Bandits jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. A single by Christian Schreckengost, plating Koby started the inning off. More runs came home for Belgrade Bandits when Mahn scored on a groundout by Josh Browning.
It didn't take long for the Livingston Braves to respond as they scored two runs of their own in the first. The Livingston Braves scored on an RBI single by Mitch King and an error.
Belgrade Bandits got three-run rallies in the second inning and the third. In the second, Belgrade Bandits scored on an RBI single by Matt Malzahn, bringing home Trey Mounts.
The Livingston Braves answered Belgrade Bandits' top inning with three runs of their own in the second. The Livingston Braves scored on a passed ball, a groundout by Kalvin Kunda, and an RBI double by Buck.
The game's last lead went to Belgrade Bandits thanks to a third inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on two errors and an RBI single by PJ Stump.
After posting four runs in the fourth, Belgrade Bandits again scored four in the fifth. In the fourth, Belgrade Bandits scored on an RBI single by Christian, scoring Koby.
Three runs in the bottom of the fourth helped the Livingston Braves close their deficit to 12-8. An RBI single by Kalvin, a wild pitch, and fueled the Livingston Braves' comeback. Finally, Koby induced an inning-ending fly out from John.