GREAT FALLS - The Missoula Mavericks took a pair of Legion baseball games from the Great Falls Stallions here Saturday afternoon.
Missoula's bats came alive on the non-conference road swing as the Mavs exploded for 26 hits and 28 runs in the two games. Missoula won the first game 18-10 and followed that up with a 10-5 victory.
Catcher Kyle Slater continued his hot start at the plate with a 4-for-5 performance, including two doubles and two RBIs. Pat Geraghty and Casey Cordial each went 3-for-4 with Geraghty belting a three-run home-run and Cordial bringing in five runs.
Brad Waln went six innings to pick up his third win of the season.
David Williams picked up the victory in game two, upping his mark to 4-0. He was helped out by a five-run fifth inning that gave Missoula a 5-4 lead.
Second baseman Adam Kerr went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs. Kris Welker and Pat Guffey added two hits apiece.
Great Falls catcher Dino Johnson went 4-for-6 with five RBIs on the day.
Missoula, which improved to 13-3 with the sweep, returns to action Sunday with a non-conference doubleheader against the Helena Senators at 1 p.m. at Lindborg-Cregg Field.
Missoula 18, Great Falls 10
Brad Waln, Bryan Luke (7) and Kyle Slater. Jordan Hollern, Tony Nichols (4), Travis Langan (6) and Dino Johnson, Matt Oatman, (4), Pete Thares (6) . W - Walnn (3-0). L - Hollern.
MISSOULA - Brett Mitchell 1-5, Will Ayala 1-5, Kris Welker 2-4, Will Thompson 0-2, David Williams 0-1, Slater 4-5, Ryan Martin 1-3, Pat Geraghty 3-4, Casey Cordial 3-4, Eric Guymon 2-4.
GREAT FALLS - Zach Danelson 2-4, Tyler Graham 2-4, Holleran 0-0, Nichols 1-1, Langan 0-1, Josh Talley 2-3, Johnson 1-2, Oatman 1-2, Thares 0-0, Chris Ramstead 1-4, Jesse Sidor 2-4, Connor Murphy 0-2, Bobby Pfennings 1-3.
2B - Welker, Slater 2, Cordial, Talley Johnson, Pfennings. 3B - Cordial, Graham. HR - Geraghty. RBIs - Mitchell, Ayala 2, Welker, Slater 2, Martin 2, Geraghty 3, Cordial 5, Guymon 2, Danelson, Graham, Hollern, Talley 2, Johnson 3, Ramstead, Pfennings.
Missoula 10, Great Falls 5
David Williams, Luke (6) and Welker. Ronnie Morales, Murphy (7) and Johnson. W - Williams (4-0). L - Morales. S - Luke
MISSOULA - Mitchell 1-4, Ayala 0-3, Welker 2-4, Thompson 0-3, Guymon 0-4, Martin 0-1, Adam Kerr 3-4, Cordial 1-3, Pat Guffey 2-3.
GREAT FALLS - Graham 1-3, Hollern 2-4, Talley 1-4, Johnson 3-4, Ramstead 0-3, Danelson 0-1, Nichols 1-1, Langan 0-4, Caleb Drinkwalter 2-4, Ryan Forde 2-3.
2B - Kerr, Guffey. 3B - Kerr, Drinkwalter. RBIs - Mitchell, Welker, Kerr 3, Cordial, Guffey. Graham 2, Hollern, Johnson 2.