Home runs by Angel De La Cruz and Joe Osborn led the way Sunday as the Badlands Big Sticks doubled up the Mining City Tommyknockers 10-5 at 3 Legends Stadium. (Boxscore)
The victory gave the Big Sticks the win in the three-game series, and the Knockers close the home stand at 4-2.
Carter Dobrinski belted his eighth home run of the season to lead the Tommyknockers. Judah Wilbur went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs, and Seth Lucero and Miles Hartsfield each hit a double. Lucero also singled, as did David Melfi and Mike Decker.
The Tommyknockers, who are 2-2 in the second half and 18-17 overall, will begin a six-game road trip Tuesday in Caldwell, Idaho against the Canyon County Spuds. After three games with the Spuds, the Butte team will head to Casper, Wyoming to take on the Horseheads Friday through Sunday.
The next home game for the Tommyknockers is next Monday, when the Mining City starts a four-game series against the Spearfish Sasquatch.