By Medicine Hat News on June 26, 2019.
The Moose Monarchs and Kalispell Lakers entered Tuesday’s doubleheader at Athletic Park tied in the Montana-Alberta American Legion AA baseball standings.
Thanks to some great pitching and defence from the Lakers, the teams didn’t end that way.
Kalispell won both games, 4-0 and 8-1 to improve to 5-6 in the standings. Medicine Hat fell to 3-8, with the teams set to play again today at 2:30 p.m.
In the opener, Wesley Palmer threw a three-hitter for Kalispell, needing only 82 pitches. The Monarchs got exactly one runner past first base and saw the Lakers’ leadoff batter reach base each of the first three innings, scoring the first two times and leading to two runs in the third inning that rounded out the offence.
Kobe Burland was 2-for-2 for Kalispell,
Reese Whelen went six innings for the loss.
The Lakers got five runs in the second inning of the second game, getting four straight singles, then two more before a two-run double from first baseman Eric Seaman to cap the outburst.
Kayden Hleucka singled and scored for the Monarchs, who got five innings out of starting pitcher Heyden Harrison but could only manage two hits off Kalispell’s Logan Siblerud, who went 5 2/3 innings and struck out six.
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