Miners grab first league win in split with Lethbridge

Miners grab first league win in split with Lethbridge
Butte Miner Renzy Doherty delivers a pitch while going the distance in Butte's 4-3 Game 1 victory over Lethbridge Wednesday at 3 Legends Stadium. (Bill Foley photo)

The Butte Miners won one and lost one Wednesday at Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium.

The Miners took the opener 4-3 against the Lethbridge Elks. That marked the first conference victory of the season for the local nine.

Lethbridge battled back for a 9-3 win in the nightcap.

Butte is back at home Friday when the Miners host Bozeman in a nine-inning game. The Miners will celebrate Senior Night.

Butte Miners 4, Lethbridge Elks 3
Renzy Doherty hurled a gem to lead the Miners to victory in the opener.

The lefty pitched the distance, scattering six hits. He struck out three and walked four.

The Miners never trailed in the win, scoring in the first when Braxton “Ax” Henningsen walked and scored on an error.

Kash Kelly singled and Justin Summers doubled in the third. Kelly scored on a sacrifice fly by Henningsen, while Summers came in when his older brother Quin singled.

Lethbridge battled back to tie the game with three in the fourth. Raleigh Ferby and Kale Penner belted RBI singles, and Torrin Vaselenek drove in a run with a sac fly.

Justin Summers singled and scored on an error to put the Miners back on top in the fifth.

Austin Gerry joined Justin Summers with a two-hit game. Doherty added a double, while Ryan Moodry and Monk Bugni added singles.

LETHBRIDGE ELKS      AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
Liam Leech            4  1  2  0  Kash Kelly            4  1  1  0  
Wyatt 1tomalty        3  1  0  0  Justin Summers        3  2  2  0  
Raleigh Ferby         3  1  1  1  Braxton "Ax" Henning  1  1  0  1  
Kale Penner           3  0  2  1  Ryan Moodry           2  0  1  0  
Torrin Vaselenek      2  0  0  1  Quin Summers          3  0  1  1  
Ty Penner             2  0  0  0  Renzy Doherty         3  0  1  0  
Zach Goruk            3  0  0  0  Austin Gerry          2  0  2  0  
Lukas Ankermann       3  0  1  0  Monk Bugni            3  0  1  0  
Landon McCugh         2  0  0  0  Bryson Henningsen     3  0  0  0  
 Blake Thompson       0  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               25  3  6  3  TOTALS               24  4  9  2

LETHBRIDGE ELKS               000 300 0 -- 3  
BUTTE MINERS                  102 010 x -- 4  

LOB--LETHBRIDGE ELKS 6, BUTTE MINERS 6. ERR--Ty Penner, Wyatt 1tomalty (2), Monk Bugni. 2B--Renzy Doherty, Justin Summers. SACF--Torrin Vaselenek, Braxton "Ax" Henningsen. SB--Justin Summers, Ryan Moodry. LETHBRIDGE ELKS IP H R ER BB SO HR Ty Penner 5.00 8 4 2 2 3 0 Lukas Ankermann 1.00 1 0 0 1 0 0 BUTTE MINERS Renzy Doherty 7.00 6 3 3 4 3 0 WP--Ty Penner, Renzy Doherty. SO--Zach Goruk (2), Wyatt 1tomalty, Bryson Henningsen, Braxton "Ax" Henning, Quin Summers. BB--Ty Penner, Blake Thompson, Raleigh Ferby, Wyatt 1tomalty, Austin Gerry, Braxton "Ax" Henningsen, Ryan Moodry.

Lethbridge Elks 9, Butte Miners 3
An eight-run fifth inning did in the Miners in the nightcap.

Ferby drove in four runs on a pair of hits to lead the Elks. Liam Leech hit a double and a single, while Vaselenek, who pitched the distance, doubled and drove in two runs.

Kelly hit a double and a single, while Quin Summers smacked a two bagger for the Miners. Justin Summers poked three singles.

Henningsen, Doherty and Gerry also doubled as the Miners smacked nine hits in the loss.

LETHBRIDGE ELKS      AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
Liam Leech            4  2  2  1  Kash Kelly            3  2  2  0  
Wyatt 1tomalty        3  1  1  0  Justin Summers        3  1  3  0  
Raleigh Ferby         5  1  2  4  Braxton "Ax" Henning  4  0  1  2  
Kale Penner           4  1  1  1  Ryan Moodry           4  0  0  0  
 Torrin Vaselenek     2  1  1  2  Quin Summers          3  0  1  0  
Blake Thompson        1  0  0  0  Renzy Doherty         4  0  1  0  
Ty Penner             4  1  2  1  Austin Gerry          3  0  1  0  
Zach Goruk            3  1  1  0  Liam Sommer           1  0  0  0  
Blake Braun           4  0  2  0   Brayden Klobucar     2  0  0  0  
Landon McCugh         1  0  0  0  Bryson Henningsen     1  0  0  0  
 Lukas Ankermann      3  1  0  0   Cameron Johnson      2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               34  9 12  9  TOTALS               30  3  9  2

LETHBRIDGE ELKS               001 080 0 -- 9  
BUTTE MINERS                  100 000 2 -- 3  

LOB--LETHBRIDGE ELKS 9, BUTTE MINERS 9. ERR--Raleigh Ferby,
Zach Goruk, Renzy Doherty, Bryson Henningsen, Braxton "Ax"
Henningsen, Justin Summers, Ryan Moodry. 2B--Liam Leech,
Torrin Vaselenek, Kash Kelly, Quin Summers. HBP--Torrin
Vaselenek, Quin Summers. SACB--Wyatt 1tomalty. SB--Raleigh
Ferby, Torrin Vaselenek, Kash Kelly (2), Justin Summers.

 LETHBRIDGE ELKS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Torrin Vaselenek               7.00    9    3    3    2    3    0
 BUTTE MINERS               
Quin Summers                   4.00   10    7    6    1    3    0
Cameron Johnson                2.00    1    2    0    2    0    0
Justin Summers                 1.00    1    0    0    0    1    0

WP--Cameron Johnson. SO--Ty Penner, Zach Goruk, Wyatt
1tomalty (2), Cameron Johnson, Brayden Klobucar, Quin
Summers. BB--Zach Goruk, Liam Leech, Wyatt 1tomalty, Kash
Kelly, Justin Summers.



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