Brett Jacobs hit a 3-run triple in the top of the 7th inning to spur the Helena Reps’ 6-4 win over the Calgary Redbirds in the Keith Sell Tournament at Kindrick Legion Field.
The Reps were playing in the AA tournament as a #6 seed replacement for Sandpoint, ID, who had dropped out of the Keith Sell before play began on Thursday. Down 4-2 in the top of the 7th, Jacobs launched a triple to the center field wall, scoring Andrew Rosston and Kellan Elder, and then subsequently scored on an error by the Calgary second baseman during the relay throw. Later in the inning, Ty McGurran scored on a suicide sacrifice squeeze by Conor McCarvel, making the score 6-4.
The Reps only managed 3 hits on the morning, Jacob’s triple, a triple from Elder, and a base hit from Carter Wald. But Helena was aided by four Calgary errors, eight walks, and three hit by pitches, and they managed to pull out the win.
Nik Jemmings started on the hill for the Reps and went 3.0 innings, giving up no earned runs on two hits. McCarvel pitched 3.0 innings to get the win, and Andrew Rosston pitched the seventh for the save.
The win moves Coach Jon Burnett‘s Reps to 30-10 on the season. They will next travel to Belgrade, Mont. for a Class A Southern District Conference game at 7:00 PM against the Belgrade Bandits.
REPS – 000 020 4 – 6 3 3
CLGY – 200 110 0 – 4 8 4
HELENA: Talon Burchard 0-4, Carter Wald 1-2, Caeden Suero 0-1, Andrew Rosston 0-3, Kellan Elder 1-3, Tayler Carlson 0-0, Brett Jacobs 1-1, Ty McGurran 0-2, Nik Jemmings 0-2, Conor McCarvel 0-0, Riley Chisholm 0-1, Gabe Dalbec 0-2, Keanan Horne 0-1.
CALGARY: Isaiah Malana 2-4, Connor Robbins 0-2, Alex Sorobey 0-1, Jon Kummer 1-1, Brady Wilson 3-3, Trent Lawson 1-3, Cal Tecklenburg 0-2, Colton Zarowny 0-3, Connor Leavitt 1-4, Shaun Logan 0-3, Jackson Pankiw 0-3.
3B: Elder, Jacobs, Leavitt.
RBI: Jacobs 3, Elder, McCarvel, Tecklenburg 2, Malana, Lawson.
SAC: McCarvel, Horne.
SF: Tecklenburg .
HBP: Wald, Carlson, Chisholm.
SB: Wald 2, McCarvel, Carlson. Malana 2, Wilson 2, Robbins, Lawson, Zarowny.
HELENA – Nik Jemmings (3.0), Conor McCarvel (3.0), Andrew Rosston (1.0).
CALGARY – Nick Taylor (3.0), Alex Sorobey (2.0), Jon Kummer (2.0).
W – McCarvel. L – Kummer. S – Rosston.