Senators split with Miners

By CURT SYNNESS, Helena Independent Record

The Helena Senators hosted a Legion baseball doubleheader with the Butte Miners on Saturday, and came away with a split during play in the friendly confines of Kindrick Legion Field.

Butte captured the curtain-raiser 7-0, followed by a 6-5 Senators victory in the nightcap.

Eamonn Byrne’s walk-off sacrifice fly, plating Jackson Maynard with the running in the bottom of the seventh inning, kept the Senators above .500 on the young season, at 5-4.

Brett Jacobs started on the hill for Helena, and was relieved by Tayler Carlson, who registered the win, in the sixth frame. They allowed the Butte offense eight hits, while their Senators teammates banged out 12 safeties.

Ryan Arntson, Kienan Stief, Andrew Rosston and Jackson Maynard stroked two hits apiece for the hosts. Maynard had a double and an RBI. The Miners were hampered by seven errors.

Butte pitcher Quin Summers threw a 4-hit shutout at the local nine in the first game. Justin Summers had three hits, with a double for the Mining City crew.

Tanner McMahon was saddled with the loss. Helena teammate Carter Pappas ripped a two-bagger.

“Butte played really well in game one, that Summers kid pitched great and we couldn’t get much going,” Senators coach Dave Thennis related. “Game two was very clean for us, we pitched and played well defensively. We earned everything that game. … I was very happy with the effort.”


GAME 1

Butte 121 021 0 – 7 11 2

Helena 000 000 0 – 0 4 2

Quin Summers; Tanner McMahon, Jackson Maynard (3), Keaton Ralston (4). W – Summers, L – McMahon.

Summers struck out four and walked two.

BUTTE – Kash Kelly 1-3, Justin Summers 3-4, Ryan Moodry 1-3, Summers 1-4, Renzy Doherty 2-4, Austin Gerry 1-4, Liam Sommer 2-4, Braden Klobucar 0-3, Austin Endy 0-2, Scout Allen 0-1,

HELENA – Ryan Arntson 0-4, Colin Sassano 1-3, Kienan Stief 1-4, Ray Moore 0-3, Payton Pappas 0-3, Tayler Carlson 0-3, Carter Pappas 1-2, Isaiah Meza 1-2, Kellen Elder 0-3.

2B – Sommer, C Pappas; RBIs – Kelly, Moodry, Gerry.

GAME 2

Butte 401 000 0 – 5 8 7

Helena 111 020 1 – 6 12 0

Liam Sommer, Johnson (5); Brett Jacobs, Tayler Carlson (6). W – Carlson, L – Sommer.

BUTTE – Kelly 0-3, Sommers 1-3, Moodry 0-4, Summers 2-3, Doherty 2-3, mark bugni 2-3, Gerry 1-2, Klobucar 0-1, Bryson Henningson 0-3, Connor Mirana 0-2, Allen 0-1.

HELENA (5-4) – Arntson 2-2, Sassano 0-4, Stief 2-4, Moore 0-4, Andrew Rosston 2-3, Elder 0-0, Jackson Maynard 2-4, Ralston 0-3, Carlson 1-1, McMahon 0-3, Eamonn Byrne 3-3.

2B – Maynard, Doherty, Bugni, Q. Summers; RBIs – Bugni 3, Byrne, Maynard, Rosston, Q. Summers