Independents, rain showers take down Muckers

Independents, rain showers take down Muckers
Butte Muckers starter Lucas Harris-Huerta delivers a pitch Saturday at 3 Legends Stadium. (Bill Foley photo)

The Helena Independents and Mother Nature got the best of the Butte Muckers Saturday on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium.

Helena took the opener of a scheduled doubleheader 7-2. That game was called after six innings by rain. Game 2 was washed out. (Boxscore)

Tyler Beaver struck out five batters in five innings to get the win. He scattered six hits and gave up two earned runs.

Tizer Lindgren hit a double and a single to lead the 11-hit Helena attack. Tanner Koehler and Liam Priebe each smacked two singles.

Lucas Harris-Huerta, who started on the bump and pitched into the fifth inning, hit a double and a single for Butte. Matt Donaldson hit two singles, while Derek Dunmire and Gavin Trudgeon each hit one.

Action involving the Muckers, Belgrade B and Bozeman B is scheduled for Sunday at 3 Legends Stadium. Belgrade is set to play Bozeman at 1 p.m., and the Muckers are lined up to take on Belgrade at 3 p.m.

Those games, however, are in serious doubt after the heavy rain on Saturday.

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