Rudy Barkley
Rudy Barkley

Independents split weekend, 2-2

The Class B Legion Helena Independents went 2-2 last weekend, beating the Lewistown Redbirds 18-4 and 7-3, before being shaded by the Bitterroot Red Sox 6-5 and 10-8.

Rudy Barkley earned the win in the first game versus the Redbirds, with two innings of scoreless relief. In the second win, starter Walter Evans twirled a complete game, allowing no earned runs.

Brady Grigsby, Jack Kanta, Brady Anderson, Peyton Witham and Barkley all batted .500 or better in the Lewistown series.

In the losses to Bitterroot, Helena left 13 men on base in the curtain-raiser, and recorded more quality at-bats than their opponent in Game 2. The offense was led by Zach Spiroff and Evans with three hits and three RBIs apiece, and two base knocks each by Kadyn Craigle, Hunter Sickerson and Grigsby.

Seth Barrett and Sam Shepherd were each saddled with the losses.