Miners pick up key split with Royals in Billings

Miners pick up key split with Royals in Billings

BILLINGS — The Butte Miners salvaged a split with the Billings Royals Thursday, effectively keeping their hopes of playing in next week’s Class AA state tournament alive.

The Miners rebounded from a 2-0 loss to win the nightcap 5-3.

Butte will close the regular season Saturday with a doubleheader against the Lakers in Kalispell. Miners coach Jeff LeProwse said the Miners could possibly qualify for state in Missoula even if they don’t win one of the two games in Kalispell.

Game 1
Billings Royals 2, Butte Miners 0

Ethan Davis outdueled Trey Berger to win the opener. The Royals pitcher struck out 11 batters and scattered four hits.

Berger gave up just one hit, but the Royals were able to take advantage of five walks to sneak a pair of runs across the plate. Berger struck out four in the loss.

Kash Kelly, Trey Hoagland, Nate LeProwse and Zach Hart singled for Butte.

BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI  BILLINGS ROYALS 2016 AB  R  H BI
Kash Kelly            3  0  1  0  Patrick Zimmer        3  0  0  0  
Trey Hoagland         3  0  1  0  Jake Orvis            3  1  1  0  
Nate LeProwse         3  0  1  0  Cole McKenzie         0  1  0  0  
Ryan Moodry           3  0  0  0  Morgan Dugi           3  0  0  0  
Dyllan Lane           2  0  0  0  Jarrett Leinwand      2  0  0  1  
Quin Summers          3  0  0  0  Pearce Kurth          2  0  0  0  
Braxton Henningson    3  0  0  0  Dawson Smith          1  0  0  0  
Zach Hart             3  0  1  0  Brock MacDonald       1  0  0  0  
Renzy Doherty         3  0  0  0  Carson Zale           2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               26  0  4  0  TOTALS               17  2  1  1
BUTTE MINERS                  000 000 0 -- 0  
BILLINGS ROYALS 2016          000 200 x -- 2  
LOB--BUTTE MINERS 6, BILLINGS ROYALS 2016 4. ERR--Patrick
Zimmer. 2B--Jake Orvis. HBP--Brock MacDonald. SACF--Jarrett
Leinwand. SB--Kash Kelly, Cole McKenzie, Jake Orvis.
 BUTTE MINERS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Trey Berger                    6.00    1    2    2    5    4    0
 BILLINGS ROYALS 2016       
Ethan Davis                    7.00    4    0    0    1   11    0
WP--Trey Berger. BALK--Trey Berger. SO--Braxton Henningson
(2), Dyllan Lane, Renzy Doherty (3), Trey Hoagland (2), Quin
Summers (3), Carson Zale, Jarrett Leinwand, Jake Orvis,
Morgan Dugi. BB--Dyllan Lane, Dawson Smith, Cole McKenzie
(3), Pearce Kurth.

Game 2
Butte Miners 5, Billings Royals 3

Hoagland pitched the distance, striking out four and walking one to lead the Miners to the critical win. He scattered five hits — all singles.

LeProwse went 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Hoagland and Moodry singled and drove in a run to lead the Butte offense. Kelly, Hart and Logan LaFromboise added singles.

Kelly, who is just 15, made a diving catch in center field with one out and one on to help preserve the win.

BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI  BILLINGS ROYALS      AB  R  H BI
Kash Kelly            2  1  1  0  Patrick Zimmer        2  1  0  0  
Trey Hoagland         3  0  1  1   Connor Polkowske     3  0  2  1  
Nate LeProwse         4  1  2  1  Jake Orvis            4  0  0  0  
Ryan Moodry           4  0  1  1  Cole McKenzie         4  0  0  0  
Dyllan Lane           4  0  0  0  Morgan Dugi           3  1  0  0  
Zach Hart             3  0  1  0  Pearce Kurth          4  0  1  1  
Trey Berger           2  1  0  0  Cody Frenk            4  0  1  0  
Justin Summers        2  1  0  0  Brock MacDonald       2  1  1  0  
Logan LaFromboise     2  1  1  0  Tyler Frieders        3  0  0  0  
TOTALS               26  5  7  3  TOTALS               29  3  5  2
BUTTE MINERS                  101 300 0 -- 5  
BILLINGS ROYALS               200 001 0 -- 3  
LOB--BUTTE MINERS 8, BILLINGS ROYALS 9. ERR--Nate Leprowse,
Kash Kelly, Trey Berger (2), Ryan Moodry, Patrick Zimmer,
Pearce Kurth. HBP--Justin Summers, Brock MacDonald, Patrick
Zimmer. SACB--Kash Kelly, Tyler Frieders. SB--Morgan Dugi
(2).
 BUTTE MINERS                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Trey Hoagland (W)              7.00    5    3    0    1    4    0
 BILLINGS ROYALS            
Kolten Wiechman (L)            3.33    4    5    4    3    2    0
Cameron Maciel                 3.67    3    0    0    2    1    0
PB--Justin Summers (2), Morgan Dugi. WP--Kolten Wiechman
(2), Cameron Maciel. SO--Justin Summers, Dyllan Lane (2),
Connor Polkowske, Patrick Zimmer, Cody Frenk, Jake Orvis.
BB--Logan Lafromboise, Trey Hoagland, Zach Hart, Kash Kelly,
Trey Berger (2), Morgan Dugi.

 



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