HAMILTON — The Glacier Twins rode a strong pitching performance by Nathan Hader for a 9-0 victory over the Mission Valley Mariners on Friday at the West A District American Legion baseball tournament.
Hader tossed a two-hitter. He walked one batter and struck out one in going the distance.
The Twins clubbed 11 hits, led by Dan Seymour, 2 for 2, Caleb Meehan, 2 for 3, and Ryan Veneman, 2 for 4.
Coby Clark-Dickenson (third inning) and Veneman (fourth) homered.
Veneman, Tom Hellwig and Quintin Schriver had doubles.
Clark-Dickenson had three RBIs. Veneman drove in two base runners.
“We played well today,” Twins coach Scott Murray said.
“Hader did a fantastic job on the mound and Clark-Dickenson, for a second straight day, homered. We are playing really good ball right now. I am proud of them.”
The Twins play again today at 4 p.m. and will face the winner of Friday’s late game between the Bitterroot Bucs and Bitterroot Red Sox. Today’s 4 p.m. winner is in the championship game on Sunday.
Mission Valley has a loser-out test today at 10 a.m. with the Missoula Mavericks.
Mission Valley 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
Glacier Twins 013 410 x — 9 11 2
MISSION VALLEY MARINERS — Hales 0-3, Petticrew 0-2, E. Fisher 0-1, Wisniewski 1-3, Davis 0-3, Gillingham 1-3, Dolence 0-1, Dalbey 0-2, Bennett 0-2, Fisher 0-2.
GLACIER TWINS — Caleb Meehan 2-3, Ryan Veneman 2-4, , Coby Clark-Dickenson 1-3, Terek Bistodeau 1-3, Jack Schwaiger 0-2, Tom Hellwig 1-3, Forrest Kobelt 1-3, Dan Seymour 2-2, Quintin Schriver 1-3.
2B—Hellwig, Schriver, Veneman; HRs—Veneman, Clark-Dickenson; RBIs—Meehan, Veneman, Clark-Dickenson (3), Hellwig, Kobelt, Schriver.
Kalispell Lakers 8,
Libby Loggers 7
HAMILTON — The Lakers get to hang around for another day.
Kalispell scored in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the victory.
Libby scored a run in the top of the sixth to tie it at 7-all.
The Loggers outhit the Lakers 9-5 and stranded 11 runners to Kalispell’s nine.
The Lakers held a 5-1 lead after three innings.
Shayne Walker, 2 for 4, drove in two runs for Libby.
Ben Corriveau scored three times for the Lakers.
Jack Corriveau pitched the final 3 1/3 innings to pick up the win. He allowed two hits, three runs, struck out two and walked three.
The Lakers are back in action today at 1 p.m. versus the loser of Friday’s late game — Bitterroot Red Sox and Bitterroot Bucs.
The Red Sox, the second seed, have won the last two district tournaments. They beat the Lakers last year in the title game 3-0.
Libby Loggers 010 321 0 — 7 9 7
Kalispell Lakers 131 021 x — 8 5 2
WP—Jack Corriveau; LP—Quade Anderson.
LIBBY LOGGERS — Tim Carvey 0-1, Caden Williams 1-5, Shayne Walker 2-4, Anderson 1-3, Jeff Offenbecher 1-3, Trey Thompson 0-3, Moxley Roesler-Bagalke1-2, Alex Svendsbye 1-3; No Name 2-3.
KALISPELL LAKERS — Ben Corriveau 0-3, Luke Halland 1-3, Connor Drish 0-3, Payton Davisson 1-2, Ryan McDonald 1-3, J. Corriveau 0-0, Thomas O’Connell 0-3, Chad Queen 1-3, Nate Kelly 1-4, Grant Marsh 0-3.
2B—Anderson; RBIs—Carvey, Williams, Walker (2), Offenbecher; Corriveau, Halland, Drish, McDonald, O’Connell, Queen.