ST. IGNATIUS - Joe Franklin drove in seven runs to lift the Class A Bitterroot Red Sox to a pair of Legion baseball wins during a chilly doubleheader against the Mission Valley Mariners.
In the first game, the Red Sox notched a 6-2 win, but led by only one run until they scored three runs in the seventh inning.
In the seventh, Franklin and Kevin Lokken hit back-to-back home runs for Bitterroot. Franklin finished the game 2-for-4 with four RBIs and added a double. Lokken went 3-for-4.
The Red Sox scored in each of the first four innings of the second game to coast to a 14-4 victory.
Three Bitterroot players had triples in game two, including Kyle Melton, Franklin and Joe Tusick. Franklin finished three RBIs.
Eamonn Torgison hit a double for Mission Valley, which plays in Whitefish on Wednesday.
Bitterroot Red Sox 6, Mission Valley 2
Bitterroot 003 000 3 - 6 11 1
Mission Valey 001 100 0 - 2 9 4
Dan McKinney and Kevin Lokken. Chase Johnson, Eamonn Torgison (4) and Steven Larson . W - McKinney. L - Johnson (0-2).
Bitterroot Red Sox 14, Mission Valley 4
Bitterroot 145 100 2 - 14 12 1
Mission Valley 013 000 0 - 4 5 7
Jess Gardner, RJ Higgins (4) and Lokken. Joe Locke, Drew Dumont (3), Joe Tusick (3) and Larson. W - Gardner L- Locke (1-2)
Butte sweeps A Mavs
At Missoula, Butte's Josh Robinson did it all in the first game and Robert Dennehy was deadly from the plate in the second as the Muckers took both games of a doubleheader from the Class A Missoula Mavericks.
In the first game, Robison collected 10 strikeouts as Butte beat the Mavs 12-5. Robinson also went 3-for-3 from the plate, including a double and a triple. Robinson finished with two RBIs and three runs scored.
For Missoula, Travis Johnsen went 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored.
In the second game, Dennehy slapped two triples as Butte rolled to an 8-1 win. Dennehy ended up 3-for-4 and added a double and three RBIs for the Muckers.
The Mavs' record is now 8-10. They play at the Bitterroot White Sox on Wednesday.
Butte 12, Missoula 5
Butte 410 214 0 - 12 13 1
Missoula 020 300 0 - 5 5 5
Josh Robinson and Matt Paul. Brian Fowler, Aaron Wade (5) and Ramzi Bitar. W - Robinson. L - Fowler.
Butte 8, Missoula 1
Butte 140 200 1 - 8 14 3
Missoula 000 001 0 - 1 5 0
Matt Esquibel and Matt Paul. Travis Johnsen, Brad Rutherford (4) and Eric Maunder, Bitar (3). W - Esquibel. L - Johnsen.