Legion Baseball Bucks rally in 9th to edge Lakers, 4-3

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Kelher Murfitt singled in the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning as the Bozeman Bucks defeated the Kalispell Lakers 4-3 in American Legion AA baseball play Saturday evening at Griffin Field.

Connor Drish, 2 for 4, led the Lakers at the plate.

Kalispell had six hits to eight for Bozeman.

Randy Stultz and Ryan Symmes each had one RBI for Kalispell.

The Bucks (38-12) and Lakers play a doubleheader today starting at 1 p.m. at Griffin Field.

Bozeman Bucks 200 010 001 — 4 8 1

Kalispell Lakers 100 000 200 — 3 6 1

WP—Michael Freund; LP — Ryan McDonald.

BOZEMAN BUCKS AA — Kelher Murfitt 1-3, Michael Freund 1-4, Finn Snyder 1-3, Alton Gyselman 1-4, Ben Hubley 0-2, Parker McMan 0-2, Carsten Simcox 1-3, Ethan Coleman 0-3, Wyatt Amende 0-1, Samuel Schmidt 1-1, Logan Pailthorpe 2-3.

KALISPELL LAKERS AA — Randy Stultz 0-3, Ryan Symmes 1-4, Eric Seaman 0-3, Taylor Morton 1-5, Connor Drish 2-4, Jack Corriveau 0-3, Logan Siblerud 0-2, Payton Davison 1-1, Kobe Burland 0-0, Luke Halland 0-2, Jonathan Craver 1-4.

2B—Gyselman, Schmidt, Synder; RBIs—Murfitt, Freund, Snyder, Gyselman; Stultz, Symmes.

Libby A 9, Kalispell A 8

LIBBY — A six-run seventh inning allowed the Libby Loggers to down the Kalispell Lakers at Lee Gehring Field in A play.

Tripp Zhang, 2 for 4, doubled, homered and drove in two runs for Libby. Alex Svensbye, 1 for 1, also had two RBIs for the victors and doubled. Donovan Fornall, 2 for 2, was the other top hitter for Libby.

Caden Willis, 3 for 4, led the Lakers offensively. He tripled and drove in two runs. Thomas O’Connell, 2 for 4, and Gage Brink, 2 for 3, were the other top hitters. O’Connell had a double along with Danny Kernan.

Kalispell Lakers 310 300 1 — 8 10 3

Libby Loggers 001 002 6 — 9 9 3

WP—Zane Brown; LP—Thomas O’Connell.

KALISPELL LAKERS A — Ben Corriveau 1-4, Gage Brink 2-3, O’Connell 2-4, Danny Kernan 1-3, Kostya Hoffman 0-1, Caden Willis 3-4, Makade Schara 0-2, Ethan Diede 1-2, Aiden Smith 0-3, Grady Drish 0-4.

LIBBY LOGGERS — Tripp Zhang 2-4, Quade Anderson 0-4, Shane Walker 0-3, Cayden Williams 1-3, Jeff Offenbecher 0-4, AydanWilliamson 1-2, Alex Svendsbye 1-1, Donovan Fornall 2-2, Trey Thompson 1-4, Tucker Masters 0-3, Landon Haddock 1-1.

2B—O’Connell, Kernan; Svendsbye, Zhang; 3B—Willis; HR—Zhang; RBIs—Brink,O’Connell, Kernan, Willis (2), Schara, Smith; Zhang (2), Anderson, Williams, Williamson, Svendsbye (2).

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