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Wofford homer lifts Range Riders to Friday win

by Daily Inter Lake
| July 31, 2022 12:00 AM

Brody Wofford broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run home run in the fifth inning, and the Glacier Range Riders downed Missoula 4-1 in Pioneer League baseball Friday at Flathead Field.

Wofford’s 10th homer of the season — and third in two nights — came with two out in the fifth and brought in Ben MConnell, who’d tripled, and Brandt Broussard, who walked.

That offset a game-tying solo homer by Missoula’s Nick Gatewood in the second inning. In the first Wofford singled in a run to gave the Range Riders (4-6 this half) a brief 1-0 lead.

Drew Holweger got the win in relief of Glacier starter Kevin Kyle, who lasted 4 2-3 innings. Holwager got four outs; three relievers took an inning each from there, with Austin Steinfort taking the ninth and earning his third save.

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Palmer Wenzel, Nathan Alexander (5), Tyler Elliot (8) and Nick Cicci. Kevin Kyle, Drew Holweger (5), N Thomas (7), Isaiah Henry (8), Austin Steinfort (9) and Justin Mazzone.

W — Holweger (1-0). L — Wenzel (1-1). S — Steinfort (3).

MISSOULA PADDLEHEADS — Brandon Riley 1-4, McClain O’Connor 0-5, Lamar Sparks 1-5, Jayson Newman 1-4, Nick Gatewood 1-4, Cicci 0-2, Cameron Thompson 0-3, Kamron Willman 2-4, Jared Akins 0-3.

GLACIER RANGE RIDERS — Ben McConnell 3-4, Brandt Broussard 0-2, Sam Linscott 0-3, Brody Wofford 2-3, Dean Miller 0-4, Livingston Morris 1-4, Mazzone 1-4, Eddie McCable 2-4, Ryan Cash 0-0, Robbie Scott 1-3.

3B — McConnell. HR — Gatewood, Wofford (10). RBIs — Gatewood (7), Wofford 4. 2B — Newman, Akins, Linscott.

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