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Miners drop 6-4 decision to Elks in tourney opener

Miners drop 6-4 decision to Elks in tourney opener

WHITEFISH — Jay Kotkas hit a two-run single to highlight a three-run seventh inning for Lethbridge as the Elks beat the Butte Miners 6-4 Thursday at the at Sapa/Johnsrud Tournament.

The crooked number put the Elks up 6-3. Kash Kelly drove in Quin Summers in the bottom of the seventh, but the Butte rally came up short.

Bryce Oriold-Fraser and Kotkas combined to hold the Miners to four hits, all singles.

Ryan Moodry went 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Dyllan “Kruk” Lane and Kelly each added a hit.

The Miners will take on the Glacier Twins in a game scheduled for 8 o’clock Thursday. On Friday, the Butte nine will play the Spokane Cannons at 3 p.m.

Butte will play the Spokane Expos at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday’s play is determined by seeding.

LETHBRIDGE ELKS      AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
Liam Leech            3  0  2  0  Trey Hoagland         3  0  0  0  
 Wyatt Tomalty        2  1  1  0  Zach Hart             4  0  0  0  
Kyle Bloor            2  0  1  0  Nate Leprowse         4  2  0  0  
 Tevin Hall           1  1  1  0  Ryan Moodry           4  1  2  1  
Eric Davies           3  0  0  0  Quin Summers          3  1  0  1  
 Jay Kotkas           2  0  1  2  Dyllan Lane           3  0  1  0  
Kale Penner           1  0  0  0  Kash Kelly            3  0  1  1  
 Shawn Grandmount     2  0  0  0  Renzy Doherty         4  0  0  0  
Torrin Vaselenak      3  2  0  0  Justin Summers        3  0  0  0  
Zachary Aos           3  1  0  0                                    
Chase Carpenter       3  0  2  1                                    
Raliegh Ferby         4  0  0  0                                    
Zachary Goruk         1  1  1  1                                    
TOTALS               30  6  9  4  TOTALS               31  4  4  3
LETHBRIDGE ELKS               010 020 03 -- 6  
BUTTE MINERS                  001 020 01 -- 4  
LOB--LETHBRIDGE ELKS 11, BUTTE MINERS 7. ERR--Kyle Bloor,
Zachary Goruk (4), Kash Kelly, Ryan Moodry, Justin Summers.
HBP--Kyle Bloor, Zachary Goruk (2), Quin Summers, Kash
Kelly, Dyllan Lane. SB--Torrin Vaselenak (2), Trey Hoagland,
Kash Kelly.
 LETHBRIDGE ELKS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bryce Oriold-Fraser (W)        3.00    2    1    0    1    2    0
Jay Kotkas                     5.00    2    3    1    0    2    0
 BUTTE MINERS               
Trey Berger                    5.00    5    3    2    7    3    0
Koby Doherty (L)               3.00    4    3    2    1    1    0
WP--Jay Kotkas (3), Bryce Oriold-Fraser (2), Trey Berger.
SO--Jay Kotkas, Zachary Aos, Wyatt Tomalty, Chase Carpenter,
Renzy Doherty, Zach Hart, Ryan Moodry, Justin Summers.
BB--Torrin Vaselenak (2), Zachary Aos, Tevin Hall, Chase
Carpenter, Kale Penner (2), Zachary Goruk, Trey Hoagland.


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