The Glacier Twins went undefeated during the Ed Gallo Tournament weekend and knocked The Crew out of Spokane, Washington on Sunday night to claim the title.
Against The Crew, the game was tied 4-4 at the end of the sixth inning when Glacier’s Mason Peters took over. He scored a 2-1 single that scored two runs for the Twins who took the lead for the first time in the game.
The Twins scored seven runs in the sixth inning to extend their 9-4 lead. The crew scored a run at the start of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough for a comeback; the Glacier Twins beat the Spokane team 9-5 to take first place in the tournament.
Zach Veneman of the Twins went 3-for-3 to lead the Twins with two RBIs and also scored a run. Hayden Meehan took the victory over the mound for Glacier as he contested two innings, allowed no runs on a hit, struck out three strikes and walked zero players.
The Twins played the late night game throughout the tournament, also facing Kootenai Valley, Clark Fork Valley and the North Spokane Dodgers.
In the tournament opener, the Twins beat the Kootenai Valley Rangers 23-0. The Twins had scored four modest runs in each of the first two innings, added two more late in the third before sealing the deal with 13 runs in the fourth inning.
The Twins had 15 hits in the game; Mikey Glass and Peters both had multiple hits for the home team. Glass went 4-4 at home and made no mistakes on the field.
The next day, Glacier delivered a shutout to the Clark Fork Riverdogs, winning 8-0. Glacier’s Stevyn Andrachick took the win with three hits and no runs in five innings. Taylor Bryan stole three bases as the Twins got away with six steals in total.
On Saturday, the Twins had the tightest game of the weekend against North Spokane. The Twins won a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers after Jacob Polumbus scored a 1-2 single, scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth. Glacier scored four runs in the third inning to maintain the lead for most of the game before the Dodgers responded in the sixth with four runs. Their comeback was unsuccessful, however, as the Twins snuck up with a narrow victory.
Andrachick led his team at bat with three hits and two RBIs. Peters started on the mound for the Twins pitching just over five innings and Bryan served as a relief.
The Twins host the Kalispell Lakers A tonight at 5pm. Next, Glacier will hit the road for a July 4th weekend tournament in Helena.