Make it a baker’s dozen for the Butte Miners.
The Butte boys swept a South A doubleheader with the Anaconda A’s Wednesday night, winning 14-2 and 14-0 on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium. Both games were called by the 10-run rule after five innings.
Rye Doherty and Ethan “Easy” Cunningham pitched complete-game games in the sweep.
Butte has now won 13 straight games to roll its record to 17-5 overall and 8-0 in conference.
The Miners have a nine-day break before jumping back into conference play with June 24 twin bill with Dillon in Butte.
Butte Miners 14, Anaconda A’s 2 (Boxscore)
Anaconda built a 2-0 in the top of the second inning in the opener.
Tommy Sawyer was hit by a pitch and scored on an error, and Jayce Coughlin singled and scored on a passed ball. That was the end of the good news for the A’s.
The Miners responded with a snowman in the bottom of the second. They put the win to bed with six runs in the fourth.
Cunningham hit a two-run single to tie the game and start Butte’s eight-run rally in the second. Eric “Chooh” Hart followed with a two-run double put the Miners on top for good.
Egan Lester also hit a two-run double in the frame.
Hart, Lester, Cunningham, Sean Ossello and Zach Tierney each drove in two runs for Butte. Hart, Aidan Lee and Ossello pounded two hits apiece. Lee joined Lester and Hart with a double.
Kenley Leary singled and joined Cayde Stajcar, Tierney and Lester with two runs scored.
Coughlin’s single in the first was the only hit for the A’s.
Doherty needed just 56 pitches to pitch the five innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. Both runs were unearned.
Butte Miners 14, Anaconda A’s 0 (Boxscore)
Leary led off the game with a shot to center field that turned into an inside-the-park home run, and the Miners never looked back.
Butte blew the game open with six runs in the second and seven in the third.
Cunningham worked around three walks and five hits for the shutout. He struck out five.
Leary’s home run was the only extra-base hit of the nightcap. George Riojas and Anthony Knott each hit two singles. Both scored two runs, and Riojas drove in three.
Hart and Lee added singles. Lee drove in two, and Leary scored three times. Hart scored twice.
Each Miner to go to the plate scored. Lee, Stajcar, Doherty, Evan Star and Kevin Donaldson each scored a run.
Alex Jorgenson hit a pair of singles to lead the A’s. Nate Blodnick, Cory Galle and Andrew Tallon each added one.
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