West A District: Mission Valley rallies by Glacier

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A nine-run seventh inning rallied the Mission Valley Mariners past the Glacier Twins for a wild 10-7 victory on Friday evening in winners bracket play at the West A District American Legion baseball tournament at Lee Gehring Field.

Glacier held a 7-1 lead after six innings.

James Bennett, 3 for 3, Izyk Gillingham, 2 for 4, and Trevor Lake, 2 for 4, were Mission Valley’s leading hitters.

Bennett and Gillingham both had doubles.

Austyn Andrachick, 2 for 4, doubled and tripled for Glacier. Stevyn Andrachick also doubled.

Chad Queen, 2 for 3, was the other top hitter for Glacier.

Glacier (28-17) falls into loser-out play today at 10 a.m. versus the Cranbrook Bandits.

Mission Valley (23-19) advances in the championship round at 4 p.m. to play the top- seeded Bitterroot Red Sox (36-9).

Mission Valley Mariners 100 000 9 — 10 12 2

Glacier Twins 022 102 0 — 7 8 1

WP—Xavier Fisher; LP—Jack Schwaiger

MISSION VALLEY — Izyk Gillingham 2-4, Gabe Mergenthaler 1-5, Eric Dolence 0-3, Corbin Davis 1-4, Keyan Dalbey 0-1, Muzquiz 1-1, Fisher 1-3, Dawson Dumont 1-4, Trevor Lake 2-4, James Bennett 3-3.

GLACIER TWINS — Jack Schwaiger 1-2, Zach Veneman 0-3, Coby Clark-Dickinson 1-3, Austyn Andrachick 2-4, Stevyn Andrachick 1-3, Jay Tyree 0-4, Nathan Hader 1-4, Chad Queen 2-3, Forrest Kobelt 0-1, Jack Price 0-3.

2B—Gillingham, Bennett; A. Andrachick, S. Andrachick; 3B—A. Andrachick; RBIs—Gillingham, Davis, Muzquiz (2), Bennett (2); Clark-Dickinson, A.Andrachick (2), S. Andrachick, Queen.

Red Sox 10, Loggers 2

LIBBY — Dillon Pilkerton held the Libby Loggers to four singles, struck out seven and walked two over the course of seven innings to push the Bitterroot Red Sox to the victory.

Both teams were 1-0 in tournament play.

Libby (17-7) led 2-0 after two innings, but the Red Sox scored three times in the third and fourth innings and added four in the sixth.

Tyler Davis and Tristan Lewis were both 2 for 4 for Bitterroot and doubled once. Mitchell Spinetta, 1 for 3, drove in two runs.

Libby drops into loser-out action today at 1 p.m. versus the Missoula Mavericks.

Libby Loggers 020 000 0 — 2 4 3

Bitterroot Red Sox 003 304 x — 10 10 2

WP—Dillon Pilkerton; LP—Caden Williams.

LIBBY — Tripp Zhang 0-3, Quade Anderson 1-4, Shayne Walker 0-4, Caden Williams 0-4, Jeff Offenbecher 1-2, Aydan Williamson 0-3, Tucker Masters 0-1, Trey Thompson 1-2, Zane Brown 0-1, Alex Svensbye 1-3.

BITTERROOT — Tyler Davis 2-4, Pilkerton 1-4, Tucker Jones 1-2, Mitchell Spinetta 1-3, Nick Draper 0-2, Tyson Rostad 1-3, Bridon Bowman 0-4, Timothy Hickey 2-4, Tristan Lewis 2-4.

2B—Davis, Lewis; RBIs—Svensbye; Davis,Jones, Spinetta (2),Draper, Bowman, Hickey, Lewis.

Loser Out

Mavericks 3, Lakers 2

LIBBY — A two-run sixth inning put the Missoula Mavericks on top for good.

Kalispell tallied a run in the bottom half of the inning, but could get no closer.

Gage Brink and Thomas O’Connell were both 2 for 4 hitting for Kalispell, which totaled eight hits. O’Connell had the team’s only extra base hit, a double.

Charles Hinchey, 1 for 3, drove in both runs for the Lakers.

Charles Kirgan homered and drove in all three runs for the Mavericks.

Benjamin Hoffman went the distance on the mound for Kalispell (27-14). He allowed five hits, struck out nine and walked none.

Missoula (21-29) advances in tournament play to play Libby at 1 p.m.

Missoula Mavericks 100 002 0 — 3 5 0

Kalispell Lakers 010 001 0 — 2 8 1

WP—A Certel; LP—Benjamin Hoffman.

MISSOULA — Adam Jones 1-2, Skye Palmer 0-3, Charles Kirgan 1-3, Connor Jordan 1-2, Peyton Stevens 0-0, Henry Black 0-2, Turner McCullough 1-1, Ian Finch 1-3, Marcus Stobb 0-3, Cooper Elliott 0-3, Henry Gibbs 0-2.

KALISPELL — Ben Corriveau 0-3, Gage Brink 2-4, Thomas O’Connell 2-4, Caden Willis 0-4, Daniel Kernan 0-1, Ethan Diede 1-3, Aidan Smith 1-2, Charles Hinchey 1-3, Grady Drish 0-2, Reid Barrows 1-1 Kael Willis 0-0.

2B—O’Connell; HR—Kirgan; RBIs—Kirgan (3); Hinchey (2)

Bandits 6, Bucs 3

LIBBY — Two-run innings in the first, second and fourth were more than enough to lift the Cranbrook Bandits over the Bitteroot Bucs.

Carter Marlow, 1 for 3, drove in three runs for Cranbrook (20-16).

Bitterroot did all of its scoring in the top of the seventh inning.

Cameron Reid, 2 for 3, and Quinn Grist, 2 for 2, accounted for Cranbrooks other hits.

Carson Meggison held Bitterroot to two singles and a triple by Alex Gavlak over seven innings. Meggison struck out seven and walked two batters.

Cranbrook advances in tournament play to face Glacier today at 10 a.m.

Bitterroot Bucs 000 000 3 — 3 3 3

Cranbrook Bandits 220 200 x — 6 5 1

WP—Carson Meggison; LP—Jacob Scully.

BITTERROOT — Alex Gavlak 1-3, Colby Kohlman 0-2, Brendan Schneiter 0-2, J. Scully 0-3, Brodie Hinsdale 1-2, Zack Christopherson 1-3, Johnny Lineback 0-2, Coltin Mauler 0-1, Andrew Scully 0-2, Brenden Bailey 0-2.

CRANBROOK — Cameron Reid 2-3, Parker Thomson 0-3, Quinn Grist 2-2, Carter Marlow 1-3, Greg Rebagliati 0-2, Ryley Ducharme 0-2, Hayden Mastel 0-3, Carter White 0-2, Allison Schroder 0-2.

3B—Gavlak; RBIs—Christopherson, Lineback; Thomson, Marlow.

Today’s Schedule

Loser Out

10 a.m. — Cranbrook Bandits vs. Glacier Twins loser

1 p.m. — Missoula Mavericks vs. Libby Loggers

7 p.m. — Cranbrook Bandits/Glacier Twins winner vs. Missoula Mavericks/LibbyLoggers winner

Winners Bracket

4 p.m. — Mission Valley Mariners vs. Bitterroot Red Sox

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