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Top seeds Glacier Twins and Bitterroot Red Sox roll into Western A semifinal

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 23:34:02-04

HAMILTON – The top two seeds left little doubt they were the top two teams at the Western A District Tournament on Friday. The Glacier Twins and hosting Bitterroot Red Sox dominated to move into the bracket’s undefeated semifinal.

Glacier shut out the five-seed Mission Valley Mariners, 9-0 in a second round matchup. The Twins only led 1-0 going into the third inning, but then scored eight runs over the next three innings, while shutting out the Mariners.

The Red Sox dominated three-seed and their arch rival Bitterroot Bucs 13-2 in the last game of the evening. The Red Sox jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings, and the lead had grown to 13-1 by the fifth inning.

In loser-out games earlier in the day, the Kalispell Lakers stayed alive with an 8-7 nail-biter versus the Libby Loggers. And the Missoula Mavericks pulled away from a tie game late to down the Cranbrook Bandits, 7-2.

On Saturday, the Missoula Mavericks and Mission Valley Mariners throw out the first pitch in a loser-out at 10:00 AM. The Bitterroot Bucs and Kalispell Lakers follow with another loser-out at 1:00.

Then the Glacier Twins and Bitterroot Red Sox collide in a semifinal at 4:00. The winner moves into the championship and clinches a spot in the class A state tournament in Miles City next week. The top two teams in the Western A bracket will move on.