Trudgeon tosses no-no as Muckers rout North Stars

Trudgeon tosses no-no as Muckers rout North Stars

Gavin Trudgeon spun a beauty to get the Butte Muckers back in the win column Friday night.

The Muckers right pitched a no-hitter, and Butte beat the Havre North Stars 9-1 on Miners Field at 3 Legends Stadium. (Boxscore)

The win lifted Butte to 1-1 in the tournament hosted by the Muckers.

Trudgeon struck out five batters and walked three in the win that was called after five innings. The one run allowed was unearned.

Lucas Harris-Huerta and Will Stepan led Butte’s offensive. Harris-Huerta went 3 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Stepan went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs.

Garrett Sharp added a double for the Muckers, who got singles from Derek Dunmire and Mason Neegard. Zach O’Connell and Karsen McEwen each worked a pair of walks. Tocher Lee, Tyler Duffy, Dunmire and Neegard each walked once.

The Muckers (5-9) will play Belgrade B at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. They take on Anaconda at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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