Twins, Mariners Win State Legion Openers

Twins, Mariners advance to state semifinals

By Dillon Tabish

The Glacier Twins and Mission Valley Mariners both picked up victories in the opening round of the Class A American Legion State Baseball Tournament in Lewistown on Tuesday.

The Twins took down the Gallatin Valley Outlaws 6-1. Vincent Smith was 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and Jesse Walburn had three hits and four RBI to leads the Twins past one of the top teams at the tournament.

Mission Valley edged the Belgrade Bandits 6-4. Bradley Pichler went the distance on the mound and Zeke Webster-Yaqui had three RBI to leads the Mariners’ offense. Ryan Pablo and Alex Killian also knocked in runs.

In other action, Lewiston defeated Vauxhall 13-9 and Laurel routed Medicine Hat 14-2.

Laurel and Mission Valley play Wednesday afternoon and Glacier will take on Lewistown at 7 p.m.

Twins 6, Outlaws 1 
Glacier 002 100 012 — 6 12 1
GalVal 000 001 000 — 1 7 7
AJ Wetsch, Austin Robins (6) and Dakota Birdwell. Randy Frye and NA. WP—Wetsch. LP—Frye. Save—Robins.
Glacier Twins — Colton Gove 1-4, Jayce Fagerland 0-4, Colten Parker 1-5, Vincent Smith 3-5, Tyler Howke 1-4, Tristan Steinwand 1-5, Jesse Walburn 3-5 (4 rbi), Dakota Birdwell 2-5, AJ Wetsch 0-3, Austin Robins 0-2.
Gallatin Valley Outlaws — Dante Filippini 0-4, Bryce Murphy 0-4, Kyler Elliott 0-4, John Holmes 1-4, Billy Mourer 2-4, Brock Bitterman 1-4 (rbi), Jake Lohrenz 1-2, Jake Willard 0-3, Connor Van Dyken 2-3.
2B—Smith 2, Bitterman.
3B—Mourer.

Mariners 6, Bandits 4 
MissVall 001 050 000 — 6 11 6
Belgrade 000 100 300 — 4 5 4
Bradley Pichler and NA. Koby Ruff and NA. WP—Pichler. LP—Ruff.
Mission Valley Mariners — Ryan Pablo 3-5 (rbi), Zeke Webster-Yaqui 2-5 (3 rbi), Alex Killian 2-4 (rbi), TJ Olson 1-4, Nyqolas Gillingham 0-4, Derek Peel 1-4, Jacob Harrod 1-4, Jared Young 0-4, Trevor Paro 1-3.
Belgrade Bandits — Koby Ruff 1-2 (rbi), Trevor Mahn 1-4 (rbi), Christian Schreckengost 1-4 (rbi), Joshua Gier 1-4, Joshua Browning 0-4, Matthew Molzahn 0-4, Emmanuel Eudave 1-3, Connor Clay 0-4, Trey Mounts 0-4.
2B—Pablo, Webster-Yaqui 2, Killian, Mahn. 
HR—Schreckengost.

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