BELGRADE — The State A Legion Baseball Tournament is underway in Belgrade this week, and day two sent two teams packing whittling the field down to now six.
Butte Miners 7, Billings Cardinals 3
While Thursday's meeting started neck-and-neck, the Butte Miners did most of their damage in the bottom of the second inning.
Down 3-1, Butte's Rye Doherty drilled a bomb over the left field fence for a two-run homer. Eagen Lester (RBI single), Eric Hart (RBI single), and Aiden Lee (2-RBI triple) all contributed to Butte's 6-run inning to help lift the Miners to a 7-3 victory.
Belgrade Bandits 9, Glacier Twins 5 (10 innings)
Tied 5-5 with bases loaded in the top of the tenth, Belgrade's Aidan Kulbeck connected on an outfield single to score teammates Wyatt Russell and Lane Neill, which were ultimately the game-winning runs over Glacier.
Gavin Waters (sac fly) and Dyson Kinnaman (single) both brought in two other runs that inning to give the Bandits a four-edge lead.
With the Bandits' extra-inning win, Belgrade will play Butte on the winner's side of the bracket on Friday at 7 p.m.