Miners rally to salvage split with Bitterroot Bucs

Miners rally to salvage split with Bitterroot Bucs
Butte third baseman Nate LeProwse, left, and shortstop Trey Hoagland collide as Hoagland makes the catch for the final out of the top of the seventh inning of Game 1 of a doubleheader against Bitterroot Saturday at Copper Mountain Park. (Bill Foley photo)

The Butte Miners and Bitterroot Bucs split a non-conference doubleheader Saturday at Copper Mountain Park.

Bitterroot won the opener 3-2 as the Miners stranded the tying run on third base in the seventh inning. Butte battled back to walk off with a 2-1 win in Game 2 as Trey Berger outdueled Bitterroot pitcher Liam LeCoure.

The Miners will play host to Twin Falls on Sunday. The Butte Club will be celebrating Montana Tech Day during the 1 p.m. non-conference doubleheader.

Bitterroot Bucs 3, Butte Miners 2
The Miners outhit Bitterroot 7-4, but the Bucs got the hits when they mattered.

Jake Finley hit a two-run double to highlight Bitterroot’s three-run fifth inning.

Dylan Gavlak pitched six innings to pick up the win. He struck out four and walked five as the Miners stranded 11 base runners, including two in the final frame. Reese LeSoine pitched the seventh for the white-knuckle save.

Nate LeProwse singled and scored on a Ryan Moodry single in the fifth. An inning later, LeProwse singled in Quin Summers, who pinch ran for Logan LaFromboise.

LeProwse and Dyllan “Kruk” Lane each went 2 for 3, while Zach Hart joined Moodry and LaFromboise with a single.

Summers struck out nine batters while pitching the distance in the hard-luck loss. None of the runs allowed were earned.

BITTERROOT BUCS      AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
Bo Zeiler             3  1  0  0  Trey Hoagland         2  0  0  0  
Dylan Gavlak          3  0  0  1  Zach Hart             3  0  1  0  
Jake Finley           3  0  3  2  Nate LeProwse         3  1  2  1  
Reese LeSoine         3  0  0  0  Ryan Moodry           4  0  1  1  
Liam LeCoure          3  0  0  0  Ax Henningsen         4  0  0  0  
Braxton McCullogh     2  1  0  0  Dyllan Lane           3  0  2  0  
Jacob Scully          3  1  0  0  Trey Berger           4  0  0  0  
Alex Gavlak           3  0  1  0  Renzy Doherty         4  0  0  0  
Brendan Baley         3  0  0  0  Logan LaFromboise     2  0  1  0  
                                   Quin Summers         1  1  0  0  
TOTALS               26  3  4  3  TOTALS               30  2  7  2
BITTERROOT BUCS               000 030 00 -- 3  
BUTTE MINERS                  000 011 0x -- 2  
LOB--BITTERROOT BUCS 5, BUTTE MINERS 13. ERR--Braxton
McCullogh, Bo Zeiler, Reese LeSoine, Jake Finley, Quin
Summers. 2B--Jake Finley. HBP--Braxton McCullogh, Bo Zeiler,
Dylan Gavlak. SACF--Nate LeProwse. SB--Renzy Doherty.
 BITTERROOT BUCS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dylan Gavlak                   6.00    7    2    2    5    4    0
Reese LeSoine                  1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 BUTTE MINERS               
Quin Summers                   7.00    4    3    0    0    9    0
PB--Jacob Scully, Ryan Moodrey. WP--Dylan Gavlak (2), Reese
LeSoine, Quin Summers. SO--Liam LeCoure (3), Brendan Baley,
Bo Zeiler, Dylan Gavlak, Reese LeSoine (2), Jacob Scully,
Trey Berger (2), Logan LaFromboise, Ryan Moodrey, Renzy
Doherty. BB--Logan LaFromboise, Zach Hart, Dyllan Lane, Trey
Hoagland (2).

Butte Miners 2, Bitterroot Bucs 1
The Miners rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to grab the win.

Quin Summers walked and scored on an error. Justin Summers scored came home on a wild pitch for the winning run, which came with two out.

Bo Zeiler gave the Bucs a 1-0 lead in the fifth. He was hit on a pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Finley.

Berger struck out five and walked one in the win. He surrendered just two hits in seven innings.

LeCoure fanned six and walked four. He also gave up just two hits.

LeSoine doubled, and Dylan Gavlak singled for the Bucks. Moodry and Justin Summers singled for Butte.

BITTERROOT BUCS      AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
Bo Zeiler             1  1  0  0  Trey Hoagland         3  0  0  0  
Dylan Gavlak          2  0  1  0  Zach Hart             2  0  0  0  
Jake Finley           2  0  0  1  Nate LeProwse         2  0  0  0  
Rees LeSoine          3  0  1  0  Ryan Moodry           2  0  1  0  
Braxton McCullough    3  0  0  0  Quin Summers          1  1  0  0  
Jacob Scully          3  0  0  0  Justin Summers        3  1  1  0  
Brendan Schneiter     3  0  0  0  Kash Kelly            2  0  0  0  
Alex Gavlak           3  0  0  0  Tyler Osello          2  0  0  0  
Nathan Binder         2  0  0  0   Dyllan Lane          1  0  0  0  
 Brendan Bailey       0  0  0  0  Koby Doherty          1  0  0  0  
                                   Braxton Henningsen   0  0  0  0  
TOTALS               22  1  2  1  TOTALS               19  2  2  0
BITTERROOT BUCS               000 001 0 -- 1  
BUTTE MINERS                  000 000 2 -- 2  
LOB--BITTERROOT BUCS 4, BUTTE MINERS 5. ERR--Rees LeSoine,
Jacob Scully, Nate LeProwse. 2B--Rees LeSoine. HBP--Bo
Zeiler, Quin Summers, Ryan Moodry. SACF--Jake Finley.
SACB--Dylan Gavlak, Kash Kelly. SB--Justin Summers.
 BITTERROOT BUCS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Liam LeCoure (L)               6.67    2    2    1    4    6    0
 BUTTE MINERS               
Trey Berger (W)                7.00    2    1    1    1    5    0
PB--Jacob Scully (2). WP--Liam Lecoure, Trey Berger (2).
SO--Nathan Binder, Brendan Schneiter (2), Alex Gavlak, Jacob
Scully, Quin Summers, Koby Doherty, Nate LeProwse, Tyler
Osello (2), Kash Kelly. BB--Bo Zeiler, Quin Summers, Koby
Doherty, Zach Hart, Nate LeProwse.


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