Twins cruise by Cardinals 8-3 in state Legion play

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MILES CITY — Coby Clark-Dickenson drove in four runs and Zach Veneman had a steady effort on the mound for the Glacier Twins, who opened Montana-Alberta Class A American Legion state baseball tournament play on Wednesday morning with an 8-3 victory over the Tri-County Cardinals.

Clark-Dickenson, Ryan Veneman, Terek Bistodeau, Forrest Kobelt and Dan Seymour had two hits each. The Twins (36-14) had 11 as a team.

Caleb Meehan, Kobelt (2), Ryan Veneman and Clark-Dickenson all belted doubles.

Seymour had the lone triple.

Glacier scored in every inning but the third and fourth. The Twins tallied four runs in the second for a 5-0 advantage.

Zach Veneman pitched 5 2/3 innings. He allowed four hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Donnie Simms and Trenton Tyree finished up on the mound.

In other first-round action, it was Bitterroot Red Sox 10, Lewistown Redbirds 0; Gallatin Valley Outlaws 15, Laurel Dodgers 6; and Belgrade Bandits 8, Miles City Mavericks 4.

The Twins, winners of 16 straight, play the Gallatin Valley Outlaws today at 4 p.m.

Glacier Twins 140 011 1 — 8 11 1

Tri-County 000 100 2 — 3 5 4

WP—Zach Veneman; LP—Judisch.

GLACIER TWINS — Caleb Meehan 1-3, Ryan Veneman 2-5, Coby Clark-Dickenson 2-4, Terek Bistodeau 2-4, Jack Schwaiger 0-2, Matt Morrison 0-4, Forrest Kobelt 2-4, Dan Seymour 2-3, Quintin Schriver 0-3.

TRI -COUNTY CARDINALS — Crabtree 1-3, Judisch 1-4, Hutton 0-1, Kellehes 1-3, Breding 1-2, Pruttis 1-3, Bitney 0-3, Kovatch 0-2, Daley 0-3.

2B—Meehan, Kobelt (2), R. Veneman, Clark-Dickenson; 3B—Seymour; RBIs—Meehan, Clark-Dickenson (4), Bistodeau, Kobelt; Kellehes, Kovatch.

Today’s Schedule

Loser Out

10 a.m. — Tri-County Cardinals vs. Laurel Dodgers

1 p.m. — Lewistown Redbirds vs. Miles City Mavericks

Winners Bracket

4 p.m. — Glacier Twins vs. Gallatin Valley Outlaws

7 p.m. — Bitterroot Red Sox vs. Belgrade Bandits

AA State Tournament

The third-seed Billings Royals captured the state title by defeating the sixth-seed Lethbridge Elks 6-5 at Griffin Field Wednesday evening.

The Royals scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to win it.

The Royals and Elks played three times with the Royals winning twice. They met in opening-day play last Saturday with Billings winning 6-5.

On Tuesday, the Elks won 12-7, handing the Royals their first tournament loss.

The Elks won four straight before falling in the title game. They also beat the Helena Senators 8-4, Great Falls Chargers 10-2 and Billings Scarlets 19-7.

The Royals and Missoula Mavericks advance to the AA Regional Tournament in Missoula Aug. 8-12. The regional winner qualifies for the AA Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, Aug. 17-21.

Lethbridge Elks 500 000 0 — 5 8 0

Billings Royals 400 100 1 — 6 11 2

WP—Dann Blanchard; LP—Lukas Ankermann.

LETHBRIDGE ELKS — Wyatt Tomalty 2-4, Raleigh Ferby 0-3, Kyle Bloor 1-4, Ty Penner 1-4, Torrin Vaselenak 1-3, Zach Goruk 0-3, Liam Leech 1-3, Skylar Braun 1-3, Ankermann 1-3.

BILLINGS ROYALS — Brooks Zimmer 1-3, Jayden Kay 2-4, Jarret Leinwand 1-4, Dawson Smith 1-4, Sam Evenson 1-2, Niklas Nordstog 2-3, Cade Torgerson 1-3, Connor Polkowske 1-3, Carson Klompien 1-2.

2B—Bloor, Tomalty, Penner, Braun; HR—Vaselenak; Kay; RBIs—Bloor, Vaselenak (2), Braun; Kay, Leinwand, Evenson,Nordstog, Klompien.

Lethbridge Elks 025 066 — 19 14 0

Billings Scarlets 010 510 — 7 8 2

WP—Torrin Vaselenak; LP—Ben Tallman.

LETHBRIDGE ELKS — Wyatt Tomalty 1-3, Raleigh Ferby 2-5, Kyle Bloor 1-4, Ty Penner 1-2, Vaselenak 2-4, Zach Goruk 3-3, Liam Leech 0-3, Skylar Braunt 2-4, Lukas Ankermann 2-4.

BILLINGS SCARLETS — Christian Michaelson 1-4, Taylor Musgrave 0-1, Max Egan 1-2, Tallman 1-3, Andy Larsen 1-3, Dylan Johnson 1-2, Jarron Wilcox 0-1, Cory Brownson 1-2, Cole DeVries 0-1, Dillon Quast 1-1, Logan Meyer 0-1, Koby Croft 1-3.

2B—Vaselenak, Tomalty, Braun (2); 3B— Ankermann; HR—Vaselenak; Brownson; RBIs—Tomalty, Ferby, Bloor, Penner, Vaselenak (5), Grouk (2), Braun (2), Ankermann (3); Egan, Tallman, Larsen, Crownson (2), Quast, Croft.

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