Walker DesRoser’s big night led the Helena Independents to a 9-5 win over the Butte Muckers Thursday night on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium. (Boxscore)
Walker went 3 for 3 with a double, five RBIs and three runs scored.
Nathan Dupler doubled, and Landon Komeotis hit two singles and drove in three for Helena.
Liam Priebe, Corbin Ard and Ryker Roman held the Muckers to four singles. Derek Dunmire, Jacob Tauscher, Zach O’Connell and Garrett Sharp racked up hits for Butte. O’Connell drove in two runs, while Tauscher and Sharp each knocked in one.
Dunmire pitched four and two third innings in relief. He struck out three and gave up one earned run.
The game opened a stretch of four single games in four days for the Muckers. Butte will play host to Havre at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The Muckers play Belgrade B at 6:30 on Saturday before closing the stretch with a 1:30 p.m. game against Anaconda on Sunday.