Reps sweep Muckers in final home stand

The Helena Reps swept the Butte Muckers in a Class A conference doubleheader showdown on Sunday, coming out on top 4-1 and 11-0.

In game one, Carter Wald was 2-3 (2 RBIs, double), pushing an RBI single up the middle in the 4th to tie the game at one. Then in the sixth, he laced a double scoring Tanner McMahon for the go-ahead run. The Reps were then able to tack on a few extra insurance runs in the inning to pull away for the 4-1 win.

Wald and Colin Sassano accounted for 4 of the Reps 6 hits, as Sassano was 2-3 with a pair of singles and an RBI.

Talon Burchard was terrific on the hill for the Reps, going 6 innings while giving up no earned runs on 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 2 walks. Max Nielson earned the save by pitching the seventh.

In game 2, Ryan Arntson was 4-4 (2 runs, RBI), Burchard was 2-2 (4 RBI, double), and Robert McCarvel was 2-2 (2 RBI, 2 runs) as the Reps ran away to a 11-0 victory in five innings. Sassano and Ray Moore also chipped in with a double each.

Helena exploded for 7 runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Wald, a two-run single by McCarvel, an RBI single by Austin Whitehouse, a two-run single by Burchard, and an RBI single by Arntson.

Caleb Jackson went the distance for the Reps on the mound, pitching a shutout on 3 hits, 6 strikeouts and 2 walks scattered across five innings.

The Reps now enter a critical week of Class A South conference games, with two on Monday at Deer Lodge, a 9 inning tilt at Belgrade on Wednesday, and a doubleheader at Butte on Thursday. The Reps record now stands at 31-12 on the year.

Game one

Butte – 010 000 0 – 1 5 3
Helena – 000 103 x – 4 6 2

Cole Walker (6.0); Talon Burchard (6.0), Max Nielson (1.0). W – Burchard, L – Walker, S – Nielson.

HELENA – Ryan Arntson 0-4, Talon Burchard 0-3, Colin Sassano 2-3, Robert McCarvel 0-3, Ray Moore 0-2, Tanner McMahon 1-2, Isaiah Meza 0-3, Carter Wald 2-3, Eamonn Byrne 1-3

2B – Wald. RBIs – Wald (2), Sassano.

Game two

Butte – 000 00 – 0 3 1
Helena – 000 0x – 11 13 1

Cameron Johnson (3.1), Liam Sommer (.2); Caleb Jackson (5.0). W – Jackson, L – Johnson.

HELENA – Arntson 4-4, Wald 1-4, Sassano 1-2, Moore 1-3, McCarvel 2-2, Whitehouse 1-2, Seth Schneider 1-2, Burchard 2-2, Byrne 0-2.

2B – Moore, Burchard, Sassano. RBIs – Burchard (4), McCarvel (2), Arntson, Wald, Sassano, Moore, Whitehouse