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July 23, 2014Northwest Montana A Conference
Kalispell to Host Legion District Tournament
The top teams advance to next week’s state tournament in Helena
The legion baseball season is down to the final weeks, and teams will vie for the state tournament at the Western A District Tournament in Kalispell.
The Bitterroot Red Sox (15-5) enter as the top seed at this week’s tourney, followed by the Mission Valley Mariners (13-6), Bitterroot Bucs (13-7), Glacier Twins (10-9), Kootenai Valley Rangers (9-11), Missoula Mavs (8-12), Libby Loggers (5-15) and host Kalispell Lakers (5-15).
The Rangers take on the Twins in the tourney opener on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Loggers play the Mariners at 1 p.m. The Mavs take on the Bucs at 4 p.m. and the Lakers play the Red Sox at 7 p.m. All games will be played at the Lakers’ complex on Airport Road. Libby won last year’s district tournament. The top teams advance to next week’s state tournament in Helena.
Miners open district tourney bright and early
Updated: July 22, 2014
The Butte Miners will make their triumphant return to American Legion post-season play Wednesday at the Southern A District tournament in Three Forks.
The tournament is the first in Legion baseball for the Miners since Butte hosted the 2011 Class AA state tournament at Alumni Coliseum.
Butte opens the tournament at 8:30 a.m. against the Dillon Cubs, a team the Miners went 1-7 against during the regular season. The winner of that game will play Belgrade or Livingston at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The loser will play at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in a loser-out game. Bracket
The Miners enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed at 13-11. Butte went 27-24 overall. Dillon is the No. 3 seed at 16-8 and 36-19.
Host Gallatin Valley (19-3, 40-20) is the No. 1 seed followed by Belgrade (18-3, 38-35), Dillon, Helena (14-10, 37-19) and Deer Lodge (13-11, 28-18). Deer Lodge won the tiebreaker over Butte for the No. 5 seed.
Livingston (5-17, 8-36) is the No. 7 seed, followed by Anaconda (5-19, 12-34) and Bozeman (1-21, 2-34).
The top two teams advance to the Class A state tournament in Lewistown.