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AA Lakers sweep Kootenai Valley in doubleheader

by Daily Inter Lake
| July 3, 2024 12:00 AM

Ostyn Brennan and Bryce Buckmaster combined to throw a no-hitter against Kootenai Valley in an 11-1 victory Monday in the second game of a doubleheader.

Brennan got the initial nod for the Lakers (30-12), going three innings and allowing one run (unearned). He walked one and struck out three. 

Buckmaster closed out the final three innings with four strikeouts and one walk. The game ended after six innings due to the mercy rule. 

Michael Owens led Kalispell at the plate, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs.  

Hunter Fann added a pair of hits with one run driven in. He crossed the plate three times himself. 

Tristan Libby tallied the only run for the Rangers. 

The AA Lakers are back on the diamond Saturday taking on Moose Monarchs 18u at home for a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. 

K. Valley    001    000    -    1    0    0 

Kalispell    250    301    -    11    11    1

KOOTENAI VALLEY — Rowan Burow 0-3, Tyce Van Orden 0-3, Rogan Lytle 0-2, Tristan Butts 0-1, AJ Truman 0-2, Emmet McKim 0-2, Ethan Mclean 0-2, Logan Cuffe 0-2, Tristan Libby 0-2. 

KALISPELL AA LAKERS — Ostyn Brennan 1-2, Bryce Buckmaster 0-2, Kaden Drish 0-2, Bryson Herion 1-2, Luke Nikunen 0-2, Hunter Fann 2-3, Trever Cockerill 0-1, Michael Owens 3-3, Andre Cephers 1-4, Colin Leonard 1-4, Jackson Heino 2-3. 

2B — Herion. 3B — Fann. RBIs — Owens 4, Cephers, Fann, Nikunen, Herion, Drish. 


AA Lakers 10, Kootenai Valley 0

Jackson Heino pitched a complete game shutout and the Kalispell AA Lakers cruised to a game one victory against the Kootenai Valley Rangers at Griffin Field. 

Heino gave up two hits and struck out six, as the game was called after the fifth inning Monday, due to the mercy rule with the Lakers up by 10 runs.  The Lakers used a big fourth inning to put this game out of reach, scoring all six runs with two outs. 

Andre Cephers singled to left field with the bases loaded and two runs would score off an error by the Valley Rangers. A walk and back-to-back RBI singles from Colin Leonard and Ostyn Brennan pushed the lead to 9-0. Hunter Fann would tack on an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to put the game away. 

Cephers finished the game with three RBIs, batting out of the seventh spot.  The Lakers had only one extra base hit all game but were able to capitalize on walks and clutch base hits.  

K. VALLEY    000    00    --    0    2    4 

Kalispell     021    61    --    10    7    1 

Tristan Butts, Emmet McKim and Tyce Van Orden. Jackson Heino and Andre Cephers. 

KOOTENAI VALLEY RANGERS – Rowan Burow 0-2, Tyce Van Orden 0-2, Rogan Lytle 0-1, Tristan Butts 1-2, AJ Truman 0-1, Emmet McKim 0-2, Logan Cuffe 1-2, Hunter Grieve 0-2, Tristan Libby 0-2. 

KALISPELL AA LAKERS – Ostyn Brennan 1-4, Kaden Drish 1-3, Luke Nikunen 1-4, Oscar Kallis 1-2, Hunter Fann 1-2, Bryson Herion 0-2, Andre Cephers 1-2, Bryce Buckmaster 0-0, Colin Leonard 1-2.