Senator pitching too much for Miners in sweep

HELENA — Riley Pickens and Jack Shevalier held the Butte Miner bats at bay Wednesday night as the Helena Senators swept an Easter AA doubleheader at Kindrick Legion Park.

The Senators won the opener 6-1 before completing the sweep with a 7-1 win in the nightcap.

Helena improved to 20-6 overall.

The Miners head to Billings for three games with the Scarlets over the weekend. They’ll play a nine-inning game on Friday night and a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

Helena Senators 6, Butte Miners 1
Pickens scattered five hits and struck out five miners in the victory.

Still the game was tied at 1 until the Senators scored three runs in the fifth. Helena added two insurance runs in the six.

Reilly Leary went 3 for 4 with a double at the plate, while Ryan Dorvall went 3 for 3 with a triple. Nick Wrigg tripled and drove in a pair of runs, while Payton Pappas doubled in a run.

Trey Hoagland, Zach Hart, Kilioan O’Leary and Braxton Henningsen singled for the Miners.

Butte Miners             010      000      0 1 5 0
Helena Senators        010      032      x
6 9 5
WP — Riley Pickens, LP — Nate LeProwse.
BUTTE — Trey Hoagland 1-4, Zach Hart 1-4, LeProwse 0-3, Jared Haran 0-4, Ryan Moodry 0-3, Marcus Madrazo 0-2, Kilian O’Leary 1-3, Braxton Henningsen 1-3, Dylan McDonald 1-3.
HELERNA — Danny Burton 0-3, Reilly Leary 3-4, Payton Pappas 1-2, Nick Wrigg 1-3, Koby Griffin 0-3, Henry Bowers 0-2, Kienan Stief 0-3, Ryan Dorvall 3-3, Carter Pappas 1-3.
2B — Pappas, O’Leary; 3B — Wrigg, Dorvall; RBIs —Wrigg 2, Burton, Pappas, Carter; McDonald.

Helena Senators 7, Butte Miners 1
Shevalier struck out 10 miners in a four-hit victory in Game 2.

Six different players drove in a run for Helena, which did most of its damage with three in the third and three in the fifth.

Pappas went 2 for 4 with a triple to lead the offensive. Danny Burton tripled.

Nate LeProwse, Jared Haran, Hart and O’Leary singled for Butte.

Butte               000      100      0 — 1 4 2
Helena            103      030      x — 7 9 1

W – Jack Shevalier, L — Hoagland.
BUTTE — Hoagland 0-2, Hart 1-3, LeProwse 1-2, Haran 1-3, Moodry 0-3, Madrazo 0-3, O’Leary 1-3, Henningson 0-2, McDonald 0-2, Summers 0-1, Dylan Lane 0-1.
HELENA — Leary 1-3, Dorvall 0-3, Pappas 2-2, Wrigg 1-4, Bowers 2-4, Burton 1-2, Stief 0-3, Jackson Thennis 1-3, Jackson Maynard 1-3.
2B — Bowers; 3B — Pappas; RBIs — Payton, Dorvall, Wrigg, Bowers, Stief, Thennis; Madrazo.



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