Butte Muckers walk off, rained out

Butte Muckers walk off, rained out
Butte Mucker Kevin "Donnie" Donaldson celebrates an RBI single with first base coach Dyllan "Kruk" Lane Saturday at 3 Legends Stadium. (Bill Foley photo)

A triple by Zach Tierney ended the day Saturday.

Well, kind of.

The Butte Muckers third baseman hit what went on the iPad as a two-run walk-off triple for an 11-9 win over the Belgrade B team on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium.

Technically, however, the win will go as a 10-9 win for Butte because the game ended when Kadyn Lester scored on the blast by Tierney, who should be credited with a double. (Boxscore)

Rye Doherty continued running home, and Tierney rolled into third base to end the exciting first game of what was supposed to be a doubleheader.

The second game of the twin bill, however, was called off after heavy rain hit the area right after the walk-off shot that capped a wild game at Copper Mountain Park.

Butte jumped out to an 8-0 lead and saw the Bandits storm back for a 9-8 lead before the seventh inning dramatics.

Tierney’s shot was his third in four at bats. He also drew an intentional walk and drove in three runs — or four according Butte’s Gamechanger report. He also hit a triple earlier in the game.

Kevin “Donnie” Donaldson went 3 for 4 with a double, while Ethan Cunningham poked a pair of hits and scored three runs.

Anthony Knott doubled, and Doherty singled. Lester drew four walks, while Hunter Hotalen and Jakob Nielsen each walked and scored a run. Max Demarais reached on an error that drove in a run.

Donaldson faced one batter to get the win in relief. Hotalen and Mike McGivern also pitched for the home team.

Dyson Kinnaman, Aidan Kulbeck and Cale Livergood each poked a pair of hits to lead the Bandits.

The Muckers, who are off to a 4-1 start, are back in action Wednesday when they play host to Bozeman B at 5:30 p.m.

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