Glendive, MT - In game three, sophomore Tanner Newman (Bozeman, MT) was the starting pitcher. Newman had suffered the loss just a week earlier against Williston St. He allowed no runs on one hit thru six innings before the Tetons got to him in the seventh inning and scored three runs. They would eventually handing him the loss. This time around Newman made sure he went the distance. Newman pitched 7 innings, complete game, allowing three runs on two hits. He struck out 10 batters in the win, improving his record to 3-2 on the year. Newman has played a major role in this year’s pitching staff that is showing a team ERA of 2.50 after 30 games.
Freshman Hunter Balmer (Brigham City, UT) was 1-3 with a two RBI homerun. Dalton Aiken (Ogden, UT) was 1-3 with one run scored. Danny Smith (Tremonton, UT) was 1-3 with one run scored. Austin Sheppick (West Jordan, UT) was 1-3 with one run scored. Joe Binstock (Billings, MT) was 1-4 with the game winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Binstock singled the game winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, to give the buccaneers the 4-3 win.
In game four, freshman Joey Hendricks (West Jordan, UT) pitched 5 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out three in the win. Hendricks improved his record to 4-2 on the year. Andy Hopson (Ogden, UT) pitched 2 innings in relief, earning his second save of the year. He allowed one unearned run off one hit and struck out four batters.
Freshman Mckay Hedin (Logan, UT) was 2-3 and Josh LeProwse (Butte, MT) was 1-1 with an RBI double. Tanner Newman (Bozeman, MT) was 1-4 with one RBI and one run scored. Chris Mjelstad (Laurel, MT) was 1-3 with one run scored. Joe Binstock (Billings, MT) was 1-1 with two runs scored. The Buccaneers had six hits as a team in the win.
The Buccaneers are now (19-11) (8-3) on the year. They are scheduled to head to Bismarck St. College on April 27 for a conference double header.
By: Alex Rivas, Assistant Coach.