Lakers A take 2 from Bandits

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  • Kalispell's Ben Corriveau slides into home ahead of the throw on a single by Thomas O'Connell in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Thomas O'Connell legs out a triple in the bottom of the first against Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Hank Nuce steals second base as Cranbrook shortstop Carson Meggison fields the throw in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Hank Nuce rips a two-run single in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Thomas O'Connell rips a triple in the first inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Lakers A starting pitcher Kostya Hoffman delivers in the second inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Grady Drish (6) bumps fists with Gage Brink (4) after scoring on Ben Corriveau's RBI single in the bottom of the second against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Ben Corriveau rips an RBI single in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning against Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Kalispell's Ben Corriveau slides into home ahead of the throw on a single by Thomas O'Connell in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Thomas O'Connell legs out a triple in the bottom of the first against Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Hank Nuce steals second base as Cranbrook shortstop Carson Meggison fields the throw in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Hank Nuce rips a two-run single in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Thomas O'Connell rips a triple in the first inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Lakers A starting pitcher Kostya Hoffman delivers in the second inning against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Grady Drish (6) bumps fists with Gage Brink (4) after scoring on Ben Corriveau's RBI single in the bottom of the second against the Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Kalispell's Ben Corriveau rips an RBI single in the Lakers A's 12-run second inning against Cranbrook Bandits A at Griffin Field on Wednesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

A 12-run second inning helped the Kalispell Lakers A fly by the Cranbrook Bandits A 21-8 in the first game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader on Wednesday evening at Griffin Field.

Ben Corriveau, 3 for 4, Thomas O’Connell, 3 for 4, and Gage Brink, 3 for 3, powered the Laker attack along with Hank Nuce, who had one hit and four RBIs.

Corriveau and O’Connell both drove in three runs.

O’Connell doubled and tripled.

The Lakers A followed with a 9-3 victory over the Bandits A in the second game.

Nuce, 2 for 3, drove in three runs and Mckade Schara, 2 for 4, had two RBIs.

Nuce had a double and O’Connell accounted for the team’s the other extra base with a triple.

Kalispell had two big innings, a three-run first and a four-run sixth.

The Lakers A continued with league play, hosting the Libby Loggers A for a doubleheader on Monday starting at 5 p.m.

Cranbrook 204 02 — 8 8 5

Kalispell 4(12)5 0x — 21 12 2

WP—Kostya Hoffman; LP—Tanner Mclean.

CRANBROOK — Carter Marlow 0-4, Hayden Mastel 1-2, Quinn Grist 0-2, Ryley Ducharme 1-3, Parker Thomson 2-2, Carson Meggison 2-3, Brayden Dube 1-3, Mclean 0-2, Drake Simek 0-1, Alex Smith 1-2.

KALISPELL — Ben Corriveau 3-4, Reid Barrows 0-0, Gage Brink 3-3, Hank Nuce 1-2, Taylor Auerbach 0-1, Thomas O’Connell 3-4, Caden Willis 1-1, Aidan Smith 1-3, Mckade Schara 0-2, Etehan Diede 0-2, Grady Drish 0-2.

2B—Ducharme, O’Connell; 3B—Meggison; O’Connell; RBIs—Ducharme, Thomson, Meggison (2), Dube, Smith; Corriveau (3), Nuce (4), O’Connell (3), Willis (2), Smith (2), Schara, Diede, Drish.

Cranbrook 010 020 0 — 3 4 0

Kalispell 300 024 x — 9 9 3

WP—Reid Barrows; LP—Meggison.

CRANBROOK — Marlow 1-4, Mastel 1-3, Grist 0-4, Ducharme 0-2, Thomson 0-3, Meggison 1-3, Dube 0-2, Mclean 1-3, Smith 0-1.

KALISPELL — Corriveau 1-2, Brink 1-3, Nuce 2-3, O’Connell 1-3, Willis 0-1, Schara 2-4, Barrows 1-3, Diede 0-3, Drish 1-3.

2B—Marlow, Mastel; Nuce; 3B—O’Connell; RBIs—Marlow, Mastel; Nuce (3), O’Connell, Schara (2).

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