Twins force second championship game

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LIBBY — The Glacier Twins downed the Mission Valley Mariners 5-0 in the West A District American Legion baseball tournament championship on Sunday afternoon.

Because Mission Valley had not lost yet in the tournament, those two teams will be back at Lee Gehring Field at 11 a.m. today for a second championship game.

Glacier led 2-0 after five innings, then tallied three more runs in the sixth.

The Twins racked up 12 hits with Jack Schwaiger, Zach Veneman, Coby Clark-Dickinson, Austyn Andrachick and Jay Tyree with two each. Veneman, Clark-Dickinson and Tyree each had doubles and Veneman had two RBI.

Meanwhile, Nathan Hader and Jay Tyree held the Mariners to just two hits.

The Mariners who had hits were Eric Dolence and Dawson Dumont.

Hader was the winner, lasting five and one-third innings. He gave up two hits and struck out six.

James Bennett took the loss for the Mariners.

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James Bennett, Xavier Fisher (6) and Izyk Gillingham. Nathan Hader, Jay Tyree (6) and Austyn Andrachick.

Mission Valley — Izyk Gillingham 0-3, Gabe Mergenthaler 0-3, Eric Dolence 1-3, Corbin Davis 0-3, Keyan Dalbey 0-1, Xavier Fisher 0-2, Dawson Dumont 1-2, Trevor Lake 0-3, James Bennett 0-3.

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

Loser Out

Twins 4, Red Sox 1

The Twins dumped the Bitterroot Red Sox 4-1 in Sunday morning’s loser out contest.

The game was hard-fought and tight. Bitterroot scored one run in the fifth. The Twins tied it up in the sixth when they scored on a Red Sox error.

That’s the way it stayed until the top of the ninth when Jack Price singled on a 1-2 count to score one run. The Twins then added two more for insurance.

Forrest Kobelt was 2-for-4 in that game with a double and an RBI.

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Coby Clark-Dickinson, Nathan Hader (7), Jack Schwaiger (9) and Zach Veneman. Bryson Fisher, Tyson Rostad (8) and Mitchell Spinetta. W — Hader. L — Rostad.

Glacier Twins — Schwaiger 1-3, Veneman 0-4, Clark-Dickinson 0-5, A. Andrachick 0-5, S. Andrachick 0-4, Kobelt 2-4, Tyree 0-3, Hader 1-4, Price 1-4.2B — Kobelt. RBI —Schwaiger 1, Price 1, Kobelt 1.

Bitterroot Red Sox — Tyler Davis 0-4, Dillon Pilkerton 0-4, Tucker Jones 1-3, Mitchell Spinetta 2-3, Nick Draper 0-3, Tyson Rostad 0-4, Bridon Bowman 0-3, Tristan Lewis 1-4, Bryson Fisher 1-4.

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