MISSOULA – The Missoula Mavericks look ready for another successful summer, while still dealing with spring conditions.
The Mavs improved to 3-0 with a 12-2, 8-inning win over the visiting Mission Valley Mariners Tuesday night.
Spencer Schock and Beau King each collected two RBIs with base hits in the bottom of the 3rd, giving Missoula a 5-0 lead. James Martin and Parker Stevens added RBIs later to give the Mavs a 7-2 advantage.
Then Missoula put together a 5-run rally while only recording one out in the bottom of the 8th, ending the game due to the 10-run rule. The Mavs drew 7 walks in the inning. Andy Brooks drew a base on balls with the bases loaded to end the game.
Tyler Kelsch drove in the Mariners first run in the top of the 5th. The Mariners added another on a wild pitch in the top of the 6th.
The Mavericks now hit the road for the first time in 2017. They’ll play Great Falls and the Vauxhall Baseball Academy on Saturday. Then finish the trip with another doubleheader in Helena on Sunday.