Miners sweep Reps to claim regular-season title

Miners sweep Reps to claim regular-season title

HELENA — The Butte Miners need to win just one game to wrap up the South A regular-season title Sunday afternoon.

For good measure, the Butte boys won two.

Butte beat the Helena Reps 4-2 and 8-6 in a league doubleheader at Kindrick Legion Field. At 17-1 in conference and 32-9 overall, the Miners will be the top seed when the Southern A District tournament begins Thursday in Butte.

Game 1
Butte Miners 4, Helena Reps 2
Kenley Leary smacked four hits, including a home run, and Rye Doherty pitched a gem as the Miners took the opener.

Butte led 4-0 before the Reps got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Leary went 4 for 4 with the homer, a double and three runs scored. Aidan Lee hit a triple and a double, and  Eric “Chooch” Hart hit a double and a single. Cayde Stajcar hit two singles in Butte’s 12-hit attack. Egan Lester doubled, and Zach Tierney singled.

DOhery struck out three, walked two and scattered seven hits for the win.

Game 2
Butte Miners 8, Helena Reps 6
The Miners led 8-0 before the Reps made things interesting with two runs in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Trey Hansen pitched six innings for the victory. He also tripled. Tierney, Stajcar and Kevin Donaldson doubled to lead the Miners. Stajcar also singled, and George Riojas hit a pair of singles.

Sean Ossello, Anthony Knott and Quinn Cox also singled in the win.

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  • Dennis OFarrell
    July 17, 2022, 7:49 pm

    Good job Kenley I wish I was there keep it up good luck at state


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