Loggers sweep twinbill over Glacier
| June 11, 2009 12:00 AM
Libby used a home run by Joe Coker and three-hit pitching by Chris Herbig in the opener and a RBI single in the sixth inning by Eric Riddle in the second game to edge the Glacier Twins 3-2 and 4-2 in Whitefish on Tuesday in a nonconference Class A American Legion baseball doubleheader.
Coker led off the second inning with his round-tripper to tie the game at 1-1.
In the second game, Coker slammed a two-out single in the sixth, then scored on Riddle’s single to break a 2-all tie.
Libby improves to 10-12 overall.
Glacier received a strong pitching effort from Devyn Rocker in the second game. He held Libby to four hits but the defense committed five errors.
On Monday, the Kalispell Lakers took advantage of a couple of Logger mistakes in a 7-3 victory.
Libby took an early 1-0 lead when Dustin Morningstar got aboard on a walk and later scored on a passed ball. The Lakers bounced back with two runs in the bottom of the second, two more in the third, then one each in the fourth, sixth and seventh.
The Loggers collected five hits with Derek Willis going 1-for-4 with a double. Colt Cannon was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
“They hit the ball better than we did,” Libby coach Kelly Morford said. “They’re at a different level hitting than we are, but we are working on it.”
Morford said his team also made a few mistakes defensively.
“We competed, which was good. We just need to continue to work on our hitting and button it up defensively and we’ll be all right,” he said.