The Bitterroot Bucs won their second American Legion baseball game of the day Sunday at the Missoula Mavericks Class A Invitational with a 6-3 defeat of the tourney hosts behind the solid pitching of Jared Schultz and Tommy Shephard at Lindborg-Cregg Field.
Schultz allowed two earned runs on two hits in a four-inning start with a walk and three strikeouts to earn the win. Shephard took over in the fifth and got the save, holding the Mavs scoreless on three hits, two walks and five strikeouts.
The Bucs (41-21) managed just six hits of their own off Missoula hurlers Jackson King and Austin Bohnsack. They were led by Cody Rolshoven, who went 2 for 2 with a pair of RBIs.
Bradley Schaff had an RBI double and Kadin Beller and Austin Nogle also drove in single runs for the Bucs.
Josh Tabor went 2 for 3 with a double for the Mavs in both teams’ final regular-season contest.
The district tournament begins Thursday at Lindborg-Cregg Field.
Bucs 101 040 0 – 6 6 2
Missoula 001 200 0 – 3 5 2
Jared Schultz, Tommy Shepherd (5) and Kadin Beller. Jackson King, Austin Bohnsack (5) and Walker Kay. W – Schultz (4-3). L – Bohnsack. S – Shephard.
Bitterroot Bucs 7, Dillon Cubs 1
At the Missoula Mavericks A Invitational, the Bucs received a complete game from Noah Baney to earn the win in the first of their two tournament games.
Baney improved to 9-3, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out four.
Tyler Thorsen was 2 for 3 for the Bucs, including a two-run single in the second that broke open a 1-1 game.
Dylan Reed was 2 for 2 and reach base in all four of his at-bats for the Bucs.
Dillon 100 000 0 – 1 6 0
Bucs 030 022 x – 7 10 1
Dustin Cross, Michael Walsh (2), Christopher Olson (5), MJ Simkins (6) and Dilan Starkel. Noah Baney and Kadin Beller. W – Baney (9-3). L – Cross.
Prairie Cardinals 6, Missoula Mavericks 5
At the Missoula Mavericks A Invitational, the Cardinals of Post Falls, Idaho, took a 5-0 lead in the second and held on to down the Class A Mavs.
Logan Bruner had a single and two RBIs for the Cardinals and Devon Khoma was 2 for 3 with one driven in.
John Galloway got the win in a five inning start on the mound for the Cardinals. He allowed four earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six.
Kenny Cooper threw the final two innings of one-hit ball for the Cardinals to earn the save.
Trevor Dickey was 3 for 4 with a double to pace the Mavs and Jacob Jewett went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Missoula 002 120 0 – 5 10 3
Post Falls 230 010 x – 6 8 0
Kiel Stephens and Ian Descamps. John Galloway, Kenny Cooper (6) and Austin Allen. W – Galloway. L – Stephens. S – Cooper.
Kootenai Valley sweeps
At Eureka, the Rangers claimed both halves of a Class A doubleheader with the Kalispell Lakers, winning 8-3 in the opener and 14-12 in the nightcap.
Bryton Guckenberg led the Kootenai Valley bats in the first game, going 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs.
Guckenberg improved to 6-1 on the mound with a complete-game victory, allowing five hits.
Tucker Rauthe and Jonathan Centner each had a single and an RBI for Kalispell.
Ryan Holder toted the big stick for the Rangers in the second contest. He was 3 for 3 with a double and three driven in.
Mark Good relieved Kootenai Valley starting pitcher Austin Perez in the fourth inning and posted the win.
Colton Gove was 2 for 4 with and RBI for the Lakers.
Kalispell 000 000 3 – 3 5 1
K. Valley 222 011 x – 8 8 0
Daniel Satterfield, Jake Barstow (4), Tucker Rauthe (6) and Skylar Brown; Bryton Guckenberg and Kade Davis. W – Guckenberg (6-1). L – Satterfield.
Kalispell 007 200 3 – 12 11 0
K. Valley 150 233 x – 14 8 2
Brown, Colton Wiley (5), Nathan Brown (6) and Chris Sibley, Luke LaFontaine (5); Austin Perez, Mark Good (4) and Gallen Sullivan, Davis (6). W – Good (2-2). L – Wiley.
Loggers sweep Glacier
At Libby, the Libby Loggers swept a Class A doubleheader with the Glacier Twins, earning a 9-3 win before taking the late game 9-0.
Micah Germany had a double and three RBIs for the Loggers in the opener and Oliver Grupenhoff went 3 for 4 with a double and three driven in.
Will Reichel went the distance on the mound to get the win for Libby, allowing five hits.
Colton Wild doubled and drove in a run for the Twins.
Winslow pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout in the nightcap.
Germany and Andrew Haggerty had two RBIs apiece for the Loggers, who totalled 12 hits.
Robert Reason doubled for Glacier.
Glacier 100 000 2 – 3 5 5
Libby 410 301 x – 9 10 1
Zach Darling, James Ratzlaff (3) and Austin Robbins. Will Reichel and Oliver Gruphenhoff. W – Reichel. L – Darling.
Glacier 000 000 0 – 0 2 4
Libby 121 500 x – 9 12 2
Robbins, Robert Reason (6) and Darling. Jared Winslow and Micah Germany. W – Winslow. L – Robbins.