Senators sweep doubleheader against Gallatin Valley

By the Helena Independent Record

The Helena Senators swept a doubleheader from Class A Gallatin Valley on the road Sunday, beating the Outlaws 10-0 and 12-1. Both contests were halted after six innings.

Coach Dave Thennis’ Senators improve to 16-6 on the year.

In the lid-lifter, Ryan Dorvall started on the bump and twirled five innings of shutout ball, striking out five without walking a batter.

Leading the offense with two hits apiece were Danny Burton (double), Reilly Leary, Payton Pappas (double, two RBIs) and Kienan Stief. Chase Rook drove in a pair of runs, as well.

Five Helena hurlers combined for a 2-hitter in the nightcap, with starter Jack Shevalier registering the win.

Sparking the hitting attack was Koby Griffin, Nick Wrigg (triple, two RBIs), Riley Pickens (double, two RBIs) and Carter Pappas (double), who stroked two base hits apiece. Leary had a triple, Bowers rapped a triple and posted two RBIs and Stief chipped in with a couple RBIs.

“Two solid ballgames; we threw a lot of strikes and played routine defense, with lots of productive at bats at the plate,” Thennis said.

GAME 1

Helena 620 002 — 10 11 2
Gallatin Valley 000 000 — 0 2 3

Ryan Dorvall, Riley Pickens (6), and Carter Pappas. Young, Willard (6), and Lindsoe. W – Dorvall. L – Young (0-1).

HELENA (16-6) — Danny Burton 2-4 (2B), Reilly Leary 2-4, Payton Pappas 2-4 (2B), Koby Griffin 2-3, Jackson Thennis 1-3, Kienan Stief 2-3, Carter Pappas 0-2, Kenny Wilson 0-2, Chase Rook 1-2.

GALLATIN VALLEY (5-11) — Bitterman 0-2, Bryce Murphy 0-3, Willard 2-3, Jake Lohrenz 0-2, Mourer 0-2, Lindsoe 0-2, Pruett 0-2, Olsztyn 0-2, Grady Lohrenz 0-1, Bache 0-1.

RBIs — Payton 2, Rook 2, Thennis, Stief, Wilson.

GAME 2

Helena 512 022 — 12 11 1
Gallatin Valley 010 000 — 1 2 4

Jack Shevalier, Payton Pappas (3), Koby Griffin (4), Danny Burton (5), Kenny Wilson (7), and Jackson Maynard. Grady Lohrenz, Kyler Elliott (2), Jared Pruett (6), and Jake Willard. W – Shevalier. L – Lohrenz (0-1).

HELENA (17-6) — Reilly Leary 1-3 (3B), Griffin 2-2, Ryan Dorvall 0-2, Burton 0-4, Nick Wrigg 2-5 (3B), Henry Bowers 1-3 (2B), Kienan Stief 1-4, Maynard 1-1, Riley Pickens 2-3 (2B), Carter Pappas 2-4 (2B).

GALLATIN VALLEY (5-12) — Brock Bitterman 0-2, Thomas Carlson 1-3, Willard 0-3, Jake Lohrenz 1-2, Billy Mourer 0-2, Conner Lindsoe 0-1, Tyler Bache 0-1, Noah Young 0-2, Brice McCauley 0-2, Emry Olsztyn 0-2, Dalton Majors 0-0.

RBIs — Wrigg 2, Bowers 2, Stief 2, Pickens 2, Leary, Carter.