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Buckmaster drives Lakers win

by Daily Inter Lake
| July 7, 2024 12:00 AM

Kalispell’s Bryce Buckmaster had three hits, including a sixth-inning two-run double that ended the game under the mercy rule, as the Lakers beat Medicine Hat 12-2 in Class AA Legion baseball Saturday.


Buckmaster finished with four runs batted in and the Lakers (31-12) rapped out 10 hits in the first game of a doubleheader at Griffen Field; the second game hadn’t ended at press time. 

Medicine Hat (14-23-1) led 2-1 thanks to an RBI double by Landon McPherson and Asha Frey’s RBI single in the second inning, but Buckmaster’s single in the bottom of the inning scored Brysen Herion, who’d doubled, to put the Lakers back in front. 

Buckmaster was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded during Kalispell’s five-run third — Ostyn Brennan had the big hit, a two-run single that made it 8-2. The gap grew to 10-2 in the fifth on Kaden Drish’s two-run single. 

All of this was in support of Andre Cephers, who threw all six innings for the Lakers. He allowed six hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out nine. 


First Game 

Monarchs    020    000    -    2    6    1 

AA Lakers    125    022    -    12    10    1 

Jeff Bullock, Cade Moch (3), P Hunt (5), Kayne Olinski (5) and Landon MacPherson. Andre Cephers and Ostyn Brennan. 

MEDICINE HAT MONARCHS — Ryler Straarup 0-3, Hunt 0-3, Aiden Eckersall 0-2, Bullock 0-2, Moch 1-1, Olinski 1-3, MacPherson 2-3, Cade Harrison 1-3, Trevin Ressler 0-3, Asha Frey 1-1. 

KALISPELL AA LAKERS — Brennan 2-3, Kaden Drish 1-2, Luke Nikunen 1-3, Oscar Kallis 0-4, Hunter Fann 0-4, Trever Cockerill 0-2, Michael Owens 1-3, Brysen Herion 2-2, Bryce Buckmaster 3-3. 

2B — MacPherson, Buckmaster, Herion, Owens. RBIs — MacPherson, Frey, Buckmaster 4, Brennan 2, Drish 2, Nikunen, Cockerill, Herion. 


Twins drop 2 of 3 

SPOKANE — The 509 NW All-Stars combined eight hits with six walks and three hit batters to outscore the Glacier Twins 10-6 Saturday at their Spokane tournament.  

Brayten Ayers had two hits, including a double, drove in two runs and scored three times for the All-Stars, who ate up a 4-2 deficit with a five-run third inning. 

For the Twins, Jake McIntyre, Kellen Kroger, Reed Boyer and Trenton Derosa all hit doubles; Nolan Amerman and Boyer drove in two runs each, and Kroger scored twice. 

The Twins (17-5) went 2-3 at the tournament, including a 16-4 loss to Crew 18U and an 11-3 win over Pendleton Hodgen 17U on Friday. 

Stevyn Andrachick hit two doubles and drove in three runs against Pendleton; McIntyre had a double among his two hits and drove in two; Dawson Juntunen had two hits and scored twice, and Maddox Muller drove in two. 

The game lasted five innings and Michael Miller went the distance for the win, allowing six hits, three walks and three earned runs. He fanned two. 

In the loss to Crew 18U, Amerson hit a bases-loaded triple and scored on Miller’s groundout to put the Twins up 4-0.  

Three Glacier pitchers then allowed eight hits, eight walks and hit three batters over the next four innings as the Spokane travel team took command. 


Mariners, Bucs split 


POLSON — Landon Shoemake hit a three-run homer and Dawson DuMont and Cole Wadsworth combined on a two-hitter as the Mission Valley Mariners beat the Bitterroot Bucs 4-1 Saturday in A Legion baseball. 

DuMont threw five innings and allowed one hit and one walk as the Mariners (18-3) won the first game of a doubleheader. The Bucs rallied to win the second game 6-4. 

Wadsworth and DuMont both hit doubles in the win — Wadsworth had three hits — while Shoemake’s fourth-inning bomb erased a 1-0 deficit. He had two hits, as did Wyatt Wadsworth. 

In the second game, the Bucs (22-8) tied the game in the fifth and then used a wild pitch and L Winters’ RBI single in the sixth to take a 6-4 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. 

Cash Atkinson was a tough-luck pitcher in the loss, allowing nine hits, no walks and three earned runs in six innings. He struck out two. 

Cody Haggard, DuMont and Holden Emerson all hit doubles. 


    Kalispell Lakers AA starting pitcher Andre Cephers (7) delivers in the first inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Ostyn Brennan (10) congratulates Brysen Herion (23) after Herion scored on an RBI single by Bryce Buckmaster in the second inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Ostyn Brennan (10) drives in two runs with a single in the Lakers' five-run third inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell second baseman Hunter Fann (15) fields a grounder against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Ostyn Brennan (10) beats the throw home on a sacrifice fly to left field by Luke Nikunen in the first inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Kaden Drish (6) knocks in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the fifth inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell third baseman Luke Nikunen (12) fires to first for an out against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Brysen Herion (23) connects on an RBI double in the second inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell Lakers AA starting pitcher Andre Cephers (7) delivers in the first inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Oscar Kallis (3) congratulates Ostyn Brennan (10) after Brennan scored in the first inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Oscar Kallis (3) bunts in a run in the third inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell second baseman Hunter Fann (15) fields a grounder against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell second baseman Hunter Fann (15) fields a grounder against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Kalispell's Oscar Kallis (3) congratulates Bryce Buckmaster (17) after Buckmaster scored on Kaden Drish's bases-loaded single in the fifth inning against Medicine Hat at Griffen Field on Saturday, July 6. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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