Miners rally to win Game 1, Mavericks take nightcap

Miners rally to win Game 1, Mavericks take nightcap

The Butte Miners picked up a big win Tuesday night at Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium.

Butte’s Class AA American Legion baseball team rallied for a 6-5 win to knock off the Missoula Mavericks in the first game of a league doubleheader. Missoula returned the favor in the nightcap, scoring seven runs over the final two innings for an 8-3 victory.

The split came as the Miners celebrated Senior Night, honoring Austin Gerry, Braden Klobucar, Justin Summers, Liam Sommer and Ryan Moodry and their parents between games.

The Miners are back in action Friday and Saturday when they play a three-game series against the Bucks in Bozeman.

Butte has one more home twin bill, and that is July 20 against Medicine Hat.

The Butte Muckers will host Anaconda in a 6 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday at 3 Legends Stadium.

Game 1
Butte Miners 6, Missoula Mavericks 5

Scout Allen and Kash Kelly scored when Sommer reached on a two-out, bases-loaded error to put the Miners on top for good in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The runs capped a three-run rally for the Miners. Conner Miranda started the inning off with a walk. Klobucar pinch ran and scored on a single by Allen.

Butte pitcher Ryan Wahl, who used 92 pitches to go the distance, used a pair of Houdini acts to save the win in the bottom of the frame.

James Martin led off with a double and took third on a wild pitch. With the infield drawn in, Brendan Buchanan hit a hard shot to Summers at third. Martin was off on contact, and Summers gunned the ball to Moodry, the catcher, to get Buchanan at second.

Dane Fraser singled, and Buchanan and Fraser moved up as Summers made a nice play at third before throwing to first to nail Kaden Heldick.

With runners on second and third, Wahl struck out Brenden Jacobson to end the game.

The Mavericks and Miners each scored three runs in the first inning. Fraser hit a two-run triple before scoring when Sam Bucy reached on a fielder’s choice.

Summers hit a two-run double — driving in Rylan Richards and Sommer — in the bottom of the innings. Summers scored on a Moodry single.

The Mavericks broke the tie with two runs in the fifth. Clayton Franke walked, took third on an error on a pickoff attempt, and scored on a Martin sacrifice fly.

Fraser singled and scored on a Heldrick triple. Wahl, though, got out of the jam when Kelly made a nice play at short stop to throw out Jacobson.

Wahl worked around 10 hits, walked two and struck out four in the complete-game win.

Richards had a two-hit game. Gerry singled to join Kelly, Allen, Moodry and Summers with one hit.

MISSOULA MAVS AA     AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
James Martin          3  1  3  1  Rylan Richards        4  1  2  0  
Brendan Buchanan      4  1  1  0  Liam Sommer           4  1  0  0  
Dane Fraser           4  2  3  2  Justin Summers        4  1  1  2  
Kaden Heldrick        4  0  1  1  Ryan Moodry           3  0  1  1  
Connor Daniels        1  0  1  0  Conner Miranda        2  1  0  0  
 Brenden Jacobson     3  0  0  0  Austin Gerry          2  0  1  0  
Sam Bucy              3  0  0  1  Peyton Hettick        2  0  0  0  
Tradd Richardson      1  0  0  0  Scout Allen           3  1  1  0  
 Brendon Hill         2  0  0  0  Kash Kelly            3  1  1  0  
Beau King             2  0  0  0                                    
Clayton  Franke       2  1  1  0                                    
TOTALS               29  5 10  5  TOTALS               27  6  7  3

MISSOULA MAVS AA              300 020 0 -- 5  
BUTTE MINERS                  300 003 x -- 6  

LOB--MISSOULA MAVS AA 6, BUTTE MINERS 6. ERR--Tradd
Richardson (3), Brendan Buchanan, James Martin, Ryan Whal.
2B--Brendan Buchanan, James Martin, Justin Summers.
3B--Kaden Heldrick, Dane Fraser. SACF--James Martin. SB--Sam
Bucy, Rylan Richards.

 MISSOULA MAVS AA                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Brendon Hill                   6.00    7    6    3    3    4    0
 BUTTE MINERS               
Ryan Wahl                      7.00   10    5    5    2    4    0

WP--Brendon Hill, Ryan Whal (2). SO--Brendan Buchanan,
Brenden Jacobson, Kaden Heldrick, Beau King, Peyton Hettick,
Justin Summers, Kash Kelly, Scout Allen. BB--Clayton 
Franke, Beau King, Peyton Hettick, Conner Miranda, Austin
Gerry.

Game 2
Missoula Mavericks 8, Butte Miners 3

Butte held a 3-1 lead after five innings in the nightcap. In the sixth, the Miners were their own worst enemy.

The Mavericks sent 10 batters to the plate and scored four runs on just two hits. The Mavericks took advantage of a walk, two hit batters, an error and two wild pitches to take the lead for good.

Martin hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh as the Mavs added a three spot to secure the win.

Richards led off the game with a triple. He scored on a Sommer groundout.

Martin was hit by a pitch and scored on a Buchanan single to tie the game at 1 in the third.

The Miners scored a pair in the fourth inning. Summers doubled and scored on a Moodry triple. Moodry came home on a single by Miranda.

That was the end of the good news for the home team, however.

Richards added a double to highlight Butte’s seven-hit attack in the loss. Moodry and Gerry added singles.

Dylan Chalmers pitched the distance, striking out eight and walking none, for the win.

Sommer started for the Miners and struck out six through four innings.

MISSOULA MAVS AA     AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
James Martin          3  1  1  3  Rylan Richards        3  1  2  0  
Brendan Buchanan      4  0  2  1  Liam Sommer           3  0  0  1  
Dane Fraser           4  0  0  0  Justin Summers        3  1  1  0  
Kaden Heldrick        3  1  0  0  Ryan Moodry           3  1  2  1  
Dylan Chalmers        4  1  1  1  Conner Miranda        3  0  1  1  
Sam Bucy              3  2  1  0  Austin Gerry          3  0  1  0  
Brendon Hill          1  1  0  0  Brayden  Klobucar     3  0  0  0  
Beau King             3  1  1  0  Ryan Burt             2  0  0  0  
Clayton  Franke       3  1  0  1   Hunter Bugni         1  0  0  0  
                                  Kash Kelly            3  0  0  0  
TOTALS               28  8  6  6  TOTALS               27  3  7  3

MISSOULA MAVS AA              001 004 30 -- 8  
BUTTE MINERS                  100 200 0x -- 3  

LOB--MISSOULA MAVS AA 9, BUTTE MINERS 3. ERR--Dylan
Chalmers, James Martin, Conner Miranda, Ryan Burt. 2B--James
Martin, Justin Summers, Rylan Richards. 3B--Ryan Moodry,
Rylan Richards. HBP--Brendan Buchanan, Brendon Hill (2),
James Martin, Clayton  Franke. SACB--Brendon Hill.
SB--Brendan Buchanan, James Martin, Dane Fraser.

 MISSOULA MAVS AA                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dylan Chalmers                 6.00    6    2    2    0    8    0
 BUTTE MINERS               
Liam Sommer                    4.00    2    1    1    2    6    0
Ryan Moodry                    3.00    4    7    6    2    1    0

WP--Ryan Moodry (2). SO--Sam Bucy, Dylan Chalmers (2),
Brendon Hill, Clayton  Franke, Beau King (2), Austin Gerry,
Liam Sommer, Brayden  Klobucar (2), Hunter Bugni, Justin
Summers, Rylan Richards, Kash Kelly, Ryan Burt. BB--Sam
Bucy, James Martin, Kaden Heldrick, Beau King.


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