Butte Miners go 1-1 to open Legion season

Butte Miners go 1-1 to open Legion season

FLORENCE — The Butte Miners opened the American Legion Baseball season with a win and a loss Saturday at Bucs Field.

The Miners knocked off the Missoula Mavericks A 6-4 before falling 7-2 to Bitterroot. The Miners will stay in the Bitterroot Valley to take on Hamilton in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Sunday.

Butte Miners 6, Missoula Mavericks 4
Peyton Hettick went 2 for 2 with a double, two walks, and an RBI and Reece Cox pitched four sharp innings in relief to lead the Miners to the win in the opener.

The Miners poked eight hits on the game, with Kenley Leary, Hunter Bugni, Evan Starr, Kian O’Neill, Aidan Lee and Cox all hitting singles. Lee knocked in two runs.

Cox struck out two and walked two, scattering five hits for the win. Wolfgang Doty started and gave up just one hit through three innings. He fanned one and struck out three.

Henry Felker, Charlie Kingman, Alex Dill, Alex Certel, Henry Gibbs and Nick Becm singled for the Mavs.

Butte               031      010      1 — 6   8   1
Missoula         002      020      0 — 4   6   1

Wolfgang Doty, Reece Cox (4) and Hunter Bugni; Charlie Kingman, Christian Dill (4) and Cooper Elliott. W — Cox (1-0). L — Kingman.
BUTTE MINERS (1-0) — Kenley Leary 1-4, Bugni 1-3, Evan Starr 1-4, Peyton Hettick 2-2, Eric Hart 0-3, Kian O’Neill 1-4, Doty 0-2, Cox 1-1, Aidan Lee 1-3, Coyt Stajcar 0-3.
MISSOULA MAVERICS — Henry Felker 1-3, Elliot 0-3, Kingman 1-3, C. Dill 0-4, Alex Dill 1-3, Alex Certel 1-3, Henry Gibbs 1-4, Jarek Bodlovic 0-2, Nick Becm 1-2.
2B — Hettick. RBIs — Lee 2, Leary, Hettick; Felker, Kingman.

Bitterroot Bucks 7, Butte Miners 2
Colby Kohlma, Brenden Scholls, Zach Chrostoplata and Jesse Sage each had a two-hit game to lead the Mavericks to the win.

Scholls, Chrostoplata and Johnny Liniebeck hit doubles.

Carsen Dodge doubled, while Bugni, Hettick, Riley Chiotti, Lee and O’Neill singled for the Miners.

Brian Ogolin, Lee and O’Neill pitched for Butte.

Butte               000      002      0 — 2   6   3
Bitterroot       103      021      x — 7  10  1

Brian Ogolin, Lee (4), O’Neill (6) and Starr; Blake Hiosdale and n/a. W — Hiosdale. L — Ogolin (0-1).
BUTTE MINERS — Leary 0-4, Bugni 1-2, Starr 0-3, Hettick 1-3, Cox 0-2, Doty 0-2 Carsen Dodge 1-3, Riley Chiotti 1-3, Ogolin 0-1, Lee 1-1, O’Neill 1-1.
BITTERROOT BUCS — Hiosdale 0-3, Brenden Bailey 0-3, Colby Kohlma 2-3, Jake Scully 1-2, Brenden Scholls 2-4, Johnny Linebeck 1-3, Zach Chrostoplata 2-4, Jesse Sage 2-3, Colten Mauler 0-3.
2B — Dodge; Scholls, Linebeck, Chrostoplata. RBIs — Scully, Scholls, Linebeck, Chrostoplata, Sage.



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