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Libby Loggers Legion falter against Bitterroot

by The Western News
| July 2, 2024 7:00 AM

The Bitterroot Bucs swept a doubleheader Libby Loggers American Legion baseball team Saturday at Lee Gehring Field.

In the opener, the Loggers scored three runs in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead before the Bucs answered with five in the third for a 6-3 lead. 

Libby scored two in the sixth to make it close, but the Bucs tacked on an insurance run in the seventh.

Aidan Rose pitched a complete game for the Loggers.

In the second game, the Bucs jumped all over Libby with eight runs in the first inning. They led 11-0 after three and won 15-4 in five innings.

Cy Williams started before Cody Todd relieved. Rusty Gillespie and Isaac Lamere also pitched.

The Loggers played at Mission Valley today and are home again July 7 against Missoula.

    Libby's Brody Gilmore singles to load the bases in the bottom of the second inning with no outs. Bitterroot Bucs over Loggers 7-5 in the first of a doubleheader Saturday. (Paul Sievers/The Western News)
    Bucs batter Joey Wheeler flies out on the 1-1 pitch to Libby right fielder Mason Crowe for the second out top of the third during the second of a doubleheader Saturday. Bucs over Loggers 15-4. (Paul Sievers/The Western News)