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Loggers bow to Reds, 8-5, win the nightcap against Lakers

by Seaborn Larson
| July 12, 2013 3:13 PM


<p>Jared Winslow is greeted by an outpouring of the Logger dugout after his 2 RBI homer in the bottom of the sixth vs. Kalispell A 7-9-13. (10-4)</p>

The Libby Loggers went 1-1 during an American Legion baseball double-header Tuesday against the Strathmore Reds and Kalispell Lakers’ A team.

The Loggers started strong in the first game against the Canadians, taking a 5-1 lead after the second inning. Catcher Micah Germany crushed a line drive into left field for an RBI double in that inning that brought in right fielder Dylan Berget and shortstop Will Reichel. 

Reichel also connected with Collin Johnson and Austin Marshall for a double play to head into the bottom of the second inning.

Logger pitcher Cameron Burkes held his own through the fourth inning and was substituted for Dylan Lane in the fifth. Lane then faced a team of Reds determined for a comeback.

On two sacrifice hits in the seventh inning, the Reds scored twice with two sacrifice hits in the seventh that gave catcher Carson Boyd and left fielder Tyler Thompson the opportunity to stretch the lead out of the Logger’s reach.

The Reds won 8-5.

Unaffected by the loss or heat from the first game, the Loggers came out in the second game for a conference win against the Kalispell Lakers.

The Loggers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning by way of catcher Oliver Grupenhoff, scoring off a sacrifice hit by Johnson.

RBI machine and third baseman Germany got his second RBI double of the night in the third inning, scoring Reichel and winning pitcher Luke Haggerty to begin a Logger parade across home plate.

Andrew Haggerty relieved his brother Luke at the top the fifth inning with two outs and bases loaded. He gave up one last run to the Lakers before closing out the sixth and seventh innings.

First baseman Jared Winslow’s home run in the bottom of the sixth was the final score for Loggers, who ended the second game 10-4.

The Loggers are now 12-4 in conference play (26-16 overall), second only to Mission Valley (13-3). The district tournament is still six games and two weeks away, to be held June 25 in Eureka.