The Helena Reps took second place at the Mission Valley Mariners Firecracker Tournament, falling 11-6 to the Livingston Braves in the championship game on Sunday.
For the Reps, Carter Wald continued his hot hitting, going 3-3 with an RBI and run scored. Robert McCarvel hit a 2 run home run in the bottom of the seventh, scoring Seth Schneider (double) to pull Helena to within 5 runs. Ray Moore was issued 3 walks to reach base 3 times.
The Braves were sparked by Sterling Lay and Buck Spallone, who teamed up for seven hits and four RBIs against 4 Helena pitchers. Starting pitcher Talon Burchard was saddled with the loss.
Burchard was honored at the end of the tournament by being named the Defensive Player of the Tournament.
The Reps now dive back into conference play with a 6:00 p.m. Tuesday game at Bozeman and a Wednesday game vs. Belgrade slated for noon at Kindrick Legion Field in Helena.
The Reps record now stands at 28-11 on the season.