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The Class AA Missoula Mavericks proved that American Legion baseball is a funny game in earning a split of a nonconference doubleheader Saturday with the Billings Scarlets at Lindborg-Cregg Field.

After rolling to a 21-2 victory in the first game, which was called after 4 1-2 innings due to the 10-run margin rule, the Mavs lost their first game of the season, dropping the nightcap 9-8.

It was all Missoula in the opener as the Mavericks pounded out 17 hits, eight of which went for extra bases.

Matt McMann had two doubles, a triple and five RBIs to lead the way for the Mavs. Kendal Maier also drove in five and doubled twice. Brody Miller contributed a double, a triple and four driven in.

Andrew Sopko threw the first four frames for Missoula, allowing three hits and three walks. He fanned four. Nathan Jewett got the final three outs to earn the win and move to 2-0.

Justin Black tripled twice and had three RBIs in leading the Scarlets to victory in Game 2. Tyler Girard added a double and an RBI for Billings.

Missoula, which dropped to 9-1, was led by Miller, who collected three RBIs while going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

First game

Missoula 21, Billings 2

Billings 000 02 - 2 3 1

Missoula 80(10) 3x - 21 17 1

Lucas Blehm, Nathan Smith (1), Danny Robinson (2), Shaun Reiter (4) and Cole Moller. Andrew Sopko, Riley King (5), Nathan Jewett and Steven DeYoung, David Resner (5). W - Jewett (2-0). L - Blehm.

BILLINGS - Justin MacDonald 0-1, Ty Gilmore 1-1, Justin Black 0-2, Matt Schrotenboer 1-3, Brady Muller 0-1, Moller 0-2, Max Tolstedt 0-3, Tyler Girard 1-1, Torry Huppert 0-2.

MISSOULA - Ben Roberts 3-4, Matt McMann 3-3, Kendal Maier 3-5, DeYoung 1-5, Riley King 0-1, Robby King 2-3, Resner 2-2, Jewett 1-2, Brody Miller 2-3,

2B - Schrotenboer, Girard, McMann 2, Maier 2, Miller. 3B - Roberts, McMann Miller. RBIs - Muller, Moller, Roberts, McMann 5, Maier 5, Ro. King 2, Jewett, Miller 4.

Second game

Billings 9, Missoula 8

Billings 042 010 2 - 9 10 1

Missoula 102 310 1 - 8 11 3

Joe Barta, Tolstedt (4) and Nick Funyak. Brent Daugherty, Michael Melugin (2), Shawn McArthur (6) and Resner. W - Tolstedt. L - McArthur (2-1).

BILLINGS - Huppert 2-4, Gilmore 1-2, Black 2-4, Schrotenboer 1-4, Muller 1-4, Brandon Endy 0-3, Funyak 0-5, Reiter 1-3, Girard 3-3.

MISSOULA - Roberts 1-3, Miller 4-5, Maier 1-3, DeYoung 2-4, Ri. King 0-5, Ro. King 0-2, Resner 1-3, Jewett 1-4, McMann 1-3.

2B - Huppert, Gilmore, Girard, Roberts, Miller 2. 3B - Black 2. RBIs - Huppert, Black 3, Schrotenboer, Girard, Miller 3, Ro. King, Resner 2.

 

 

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