Dodgers run into Twins twice at state

The Laurel Dodgers won every game at the state Legion tournament when they faced anyone other than the Glacier Twins.
The problem was they ran into the Twins in the first game of the tournament on Thursday and ran into them again on what would turn out to be the Dodgers’ last game of the tournament.

July 28
Carson Hoke’s big day
not enough, as the Dodgers lose 8-2 to the Glacier Twins
Despite Carson Hoke’s 4-5 performance at the plate on Thursday, the Dodgers took a 8-2 loss at the hands of the Glacier Twins at Great Falls in the opening game of the state Class A state tournament.
Chase Feller put together a nice outing. The Glacier Twins managed just two hits off of the Dodgers’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his four innings of work.
Sapa got the win for the Glacier Twins. He allowed two runs over eight innings. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered 10 hits.
The Glacier Twins were sparked by Parker and Sampson, who teamed up for six hits and two RBIs.
Carson West was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed eight runs in three innings, walked none and struck out two.
The Glacier Twins didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the first inning when they scored on a two-run error and an RBI single by Walburn.
The Glacier Twins piled on two more runs in the bottom of the second. Smith started the inning with a single, plating Steinward. That was followed up with a steal of home by Sampson.
After pushing across two runs in the top of the third, the Dodgers faced just a 5-2 deficit. An RBI single by Mason O’Donnell and an error set off the Dodgers rally. But, Sapa got Dawson Cortese to to end the inning.
The Glacier Twins quickly matched the Dodgers’ strong inning with a three-run inning of their own in the third. The Glacier Twins scored on an RBI single by Parker, a groundout by Steinward, and an RBI single by Sampson.

Glacier Twins 8, Laurel Dodgers 2
Laurel 002 000 000 — 2 11 3
Glacier 323 000 00x — 8 13 1
Carson West, Chase Feller (4), Josh Anderson (8) and Mason O’Donnell. Johnny Sapa, Greyson Bistodeau (9) and Tyler Murphy. W: Sapa. L: West. W: Sapa. L: West. 3B: Hoke. RBIs: O’Donnell; Parker, Steinward, Sampson, Smith 3, Walburn.
Laurel Dodgers: Hoke 4-5, O’Donnell 4-5, Meier 0-5, Cortese 1-4, Moran 0-4, Zeiler 0-1, West 1-3, Feller 1-3, Cannon 0-1, McIlvain 0-3, Harper 0-4.
Glacier Twins: Parker 2-4, Steinward 2-5, Sampson 4-5, Smith 1-5, Walburn 1-4, Smyley 0-1, Wetsch 1-4, Venneman 2-4, Murphy 0-3.

July 29
First-inning rally sparks
win for the Dodgers, 12-1
The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead on Great Falls Chargers and captured a 12-1 victory on Friday at Great Falls in the team’s second game of the state tournament.
With 10 runs in the first three innings, the Dodgers left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
Meier racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Dodgers.
Kyle Cannon looked sharp on the rubber. Great Falls Chargers managed just one hit off of the the Dodgers’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two during his three innings of work.
O’Donnell recorded the win for the Dodgers. He allowed one run over four innings. He struck out none, walked two and surrendered one hit.
Cromwell took the loss for Great Falls Chargers. He allowed eight runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked none and struck out none.
The Dodgers scored two runs of their own in the third. The Dodgers scored on an RBI triple by Dawson Cortese and an RBI single by Feller.
The Dodgers tacked on another two runs in the fifth. A hit into a fielder’s choice scored Cortese for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Cannon’s single, plating Meier.

Laurel 12, Great Falls 1
Great Falls 001 000 0 — 1 2 2
Laurel 712 020 x — 12 19 2
Mason O’Donnell. LP: Cromwell. 2B: GF, Shepherd; Laurel, Dawson Cortese, Trevor Meier. 3B: Laurel, Cortese, Meier. RBIs: Laurel, O’Donnell, Cortese, Chase Feller 2, Meier 3, Karson Zeiler, Carson West, Kyle Cannon.
Great Falls Chargers: Lowery 04, Gange 0-4, Cromwell 0-0, Spring 0-2, LaRocque 0-3, Welty 0-1, Shepherd 1-1, Myers 0-3, Smith 1-2, Pictry Kowski 0-2, Sexton 0-0, Gyger 0-3.
Laurel Dodgers: Carson Hoke 2-4, Mason O’Donnell 1-5, Dawson Cortese 3-4, Chase Feller 3-3, Trevor Meier 3-4, Karson Zeiler 2-4, Carson West 1-2, Kyle Cannon 1-1, Kanyin Moran 0-2, Seth Green 0-2, Deklan Harper 3-4.

July 30
Dodgers Top Vauxhall Spurs In Back-And-Forth Affair, 9-6
The Dodgers took the last of 11 lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against Vauxhall Spurs, securing a 9-6 victory on Saturday morning
The Laurel team took the lead in the eighth inning and held on for the victory. A sacrifice fly by Mason O’Donnell scored Carson Hoke and gave the Dodgers the lead for good.
Chase Feller had a hot bat for the Dodgers. Feller went 4-5, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the first and third innings and doubled in the ninth inning.
Carson Hoke worked out of five difficult moments for the Dodgers. He pitched two innings and allowed no earned runs on no hits. Hoke faced his toughest moment in the eighth inning.
The top of the first saw the Dodgers take an early lead, 1-0. The Dodgers caught fire after Dawson Cortese doubled. Then Feller singled, scoring Cortese.
The Vauxhall Spurs scored one run of its own in the first. They scored on a single by Bolt.
The Dodgers matched their one-run second inning with one more in the sixth. In the second, the Dodgers scored on an RBI single by Hoke, bringing home Kanyin Moran.
Vauxhall quickly matched the Dodgers’ strong inning with a one-run inning of its own in the second. Vauxhall scored on an RBI single by Bexte.
The Dodgers posted two runs in each of the third, eighth and ninth. In the third, the Dodgers scored, scoring Feller.
One of the Spurs baserunners came all the way around to score in each of the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh. In the fourth, the Spurs scored on an RBI single by Marshall, bringing home Bolt.
It didn’t take long for Vauxhall to respond as it scored one run of its own in the sixth. They scored on an RBI single by Odland.
The Dodgers never surrendered the lead after the eighth inning. The runs just piled on.
Laurel increased their lead with two runs in the ninth. The inning got off to a hot start when Trevor Meier doubled, scoring Feller. That was followed up by Deklan Harper’s single, plating Braden McIlvain.

Laurel 9, Vauxhall 6
Laurel 112 001 022 — 9 17 3 Vauxhall 110 111 100 — 6 12 2
WP: Carson Hoke. LP: Fujita. 2B: Laurel, Dawson Cortese, Chase Feller, Trevor Meier. 3B: Vauxhall, Wandler. RBIs: Laurel, Hoke 2, Mason O’Donnell, Feller, Meier, Karson Zeiler, Deklan Harper; Vauxhall, Marshall 2, Odland, Bexte.
Laurel Dodgers: Carson Hoke 3-5, Mason O’Donnell 0-5, Dawson Cortese 2-5, Chase Feller 3-5, Trevor Meier 2-5, Karson Zeiler 1-2, Cameron Schriver 0-1, Braden McIlvain 1-2, Carson West 1-4, Kanyin Moran 0-1, Brenden LeClair 0-1, Seth Green 0-1, Deklan Harper 4-5.
Vauxhall Spurs: Melnychuk 0-3, Bolt 3-6, Marshall 2-6, Fode 1-5, Fujita 0-5, Odland 2-3, Wandler 1-2, Bexte 2-5, Mack 1-3, Lane 0-1.

July 31
The Dodgers make the
most of 6 hits in 5-4 victory over the Bitterroot Red Sox
The Dodgers and the Bitterroot Red Sox both had scoring chances on Sunday, but it was the Dodgers that were able to capitalize on them as they pulled out a 5-4 win at Great Falls.
The Bitterroot Red Sox had 13 hits compared with the Dodgers’ six, but the Bitterroot Red Sox stranded 11 runners on base.
The Dodgers held off the Bitterroot Red Sox, as the Bitterroot Red Sox were unable to overcome a four-run sixth inning deficit.
The Bitterroot Red Sox scored on an RBI single by Nixon in the seventh inning and a two-run triple by Ringer in the ninth inning. Despite their efforts, the Bitterroot Red Sox couldn’t get over the hump.
Carson West recorded the win for the Dodgers. He allowed four runs over nine innings. Carson West struck out four, walked none and gave up 13 hits.
Conner ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just eight innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed three runs.
The game’s last lead went to the Dodgers thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on two singles.
The Bitterroot Red Sox scored one run in the bottom of the third to cut their deficit to two. An RBI triple by Ringer gave the Bitterroot Red Sox life. Finally, Carson West got Horvath to ground out to end the threat.
The Dodgers added two more runs in the top of the sixth. A hit into a fielder’s choice scored Kanyin Moran to start the scoring in the inning.

Laurel 5, Bitterroot 4
Laurel 210 002 000 — 5 8 3
Bitterroot 001 000 102 — 4 11 4
WP: Carson West. LP: Nate Loranger. 3B: Bitterroot: Jonathan Ringer 2. RBI: Laurel: Mason O’Donnell, Dawson Cortese 3, Chase Feller. Bitterroot: Tylor Nixon, Ringer 3.
Laurel hits: Carson Hoke 2, O’Donnell, Cortese 2, Feller, Trevor Meier, Karson Zeiler.
Bitterroot hits: Austin Ray 2, Nixon 2, Ringer 3, Hunter Omlid, Kyle Norman, Chase Conner 2.

Aug. 1
The Glacier Twins pull
away late for 8-2 victory
over the Dodgers
While the Dodgers hung tough on Monday, the Glacier Twins pulled away late for the 8-2 victory. The winner would move on to play in the state championship while the loser of this game would be sent home.
Kanyin Moran was solid at the plate for the Dodgers. Moran went 3-4, drove in one and scored one run. He doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the sixth and ninth innings.
Murphy got the win for the Glacier Twins. He allowed one run over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three, walked five and surrendered two hits.
The Glacier Twins’ Steinward, Wetsch, Venneman and Kastella combined for 10 hits and two RBIs.
Carson Hoke couldn’t get it done on the hill for the Dodgers, taking a loss. He lasted just five innings, walked none, struck out one, and allowed three runs.
One run in the bottom of the fifth helped the Dodgers close their deficit to 2-1. A walk by Chase Feller set off the Dodgers rally. The Dodgers threat came to an end when Smith finally got Trevor Meier to ground out.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the sixth, the Dodgers faced just a 3-2 deficit. An RBI single by Moran triggered the Dodgers’ comeback. But, Smith got Carson Hoke to fly out to end the inning.
The Glacier Twins added five more runs in the top of the eighth. The inning got off to a hot start when Steinward singled, plating Kastella and Venneman.

Glacier Twins 8, Laurel Dodgers 2
Laurel 100 101 050 — 8 16 1
Glacier 000 011 000 — 2 6 2

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