Roof caves in on Miners in Sunday loss to Royals

For four and a third innings, the Butte Miners went toe to toe with the always-tough Billings Royals Sunday at Copper Mountain Park.

Then the roof caved in on the Miners as the Royals rallied for a 12-0 conference win. The game went the scheduled nine innings.

With one out in the fifth inning, the pitch count and long at bats finally caught up to Butte pitcher Jared Haran as the Royals hung four runs on the board. Billings extended the lead to 9-0 with five runs in the seventh before closing the game with a three-run ninth.

Bryan Mitchell, Joe Immer and Calvin Bjorgum each drove in three runs to lead the Royal offense. Lefty starter Beau Thomas struck out five and walked four over six innings to get the win.

Trey Hoagland hit a pair of singles to lead the Miners. Nate LeProwse, Ryan Moodry, Marcus Madrazo, Zach Hart and Haran added singles.

The game was Butte’s 13th in 11 days. The busy stretch continues Tuesday when the Miners play a nine-inning game against the Senators in Helena.

BILLINGS ROYALS      AB  R  H BI  BUTTE MINERS         AB  R  H BI
Cole Mckenzie         5  2  1  1  Dylan McDonald        3  0  0  0  
Drew Atkeison         5  1  1  1  Nate LeProwse         4  0  1  0  
Bryan Mitchell        5  1  3  3  Ryan Moodry           4  0  1  0  
Matt Dillon           5  1  1  0  Jarred Haran          3  0  1  0  
Joe Zimmer            4  2  1  3  Kilian O'Leary        3  0  0  0  
Patrick Zimmer        3  2  1  1  Trey Hoagland         3  0  2  0  
Austin Vogel          5  1  1  0  Marcus Madrazo        3  0  1  0  
Calvin Bjorgum        5  0  2  3  Zach Hart             4  0  1  0  
Morgan Dugi           3  2  2  0  Ax Henningsen         4  0  0  0  
TOTALS               40 12 13 12  TOTALS               31  0  7  0
BILLINGS ROYALS               000 040 503 -- 12 
BUTTE MINERS                  000 000 000 -- 0  
LOB--BILLINGS ROYALS 13, BUTTE MINERS 9. ERR--Trey Hoagland
(2), Jared Haran. 2B--Austin Vogel, Joe Zimmer, Bryan
Mitchell. HBP--Matt Dillon, Joe Zimmer. SACB--Drew Atkeison.
SB--Matt Dillon (2), Cole Mckenzie, Joe Zimmer, Patrick
Zimmer, Calvin Bjorgum, Bryan Mitchell.
 BILLINGS ROYALS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Beau Thomas (W)                6.00    6    0    0    4    5    0
Bryan Mitchell (S)             3.00    1    0    0    1    2    0
 BUTTE MINERS               
Jared Haran (L)                5.00    6    4    4    5    3    0
Kilian O'Leary                 1.67    2    5    2    3    1    0
Nate LeProwse                  2.33    5    3    3    1    0    0
PB--Nate Leprowse. WP--Jarred Haran. BALK--Kilian O'Leary.
SO--Matt Dillon, Cole Mckenzie, Morgan Dugi, Bryan Mitchell,
Marcus Madrazo (2), Trey Hoagland, Dylan McDonald (2), Ax
Henningsen, Zach Hart. BB--Cole Mckenzie, Austin Vogel, Joe
Zimmer, Patrick Zimmer (3), Morgan Dugi (2), Bryan Mitchell,
Marcus Madrazo, Kilian O'Leary, Trey Hoagland, Dylan
McDonald, Jarred Haran.


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