Hunter Kirkpatrick's three-run home run sparks victory for Helena Senators over Great Falls Chargers.
HELENA — Hunter Kirkpatrick hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to lift the Helena Senators to a 7-5 Class AA American Legion conference baseball game victory over the Great Falls Chargers on Tuesday night at Kindrick Legion Field.
The Senators were down a run at the time when Kirkpatrick sent the first pitch he saw over the left-field fence to also score Matt Krieger and Ethan Keintz. The team kept the momentum going as Rudy Barkley doubled in Zach Spiroff to end the four-run inning.
Batting: Matt Krieger 1-4, Ethan Keintz 0-2, Cy Miller 0-0, Chase Nielson 1-3, Caden Sell 0-2, Hunter Kirkpatrick 1-1, Zach Spiroff 2-3, Seth Barrett 0-1, Rudy Barkley 1-1, Ty McGurran 1-3, Grady Koenig 1-2, Brady Anderson 0-3
Pitching: Hunter Kirkpatrick 4.0, Ethan Keintz 1.0 (W), Cy Miller 2.0 (SV)