GREAT FALLS — It came down to the last play, but the Havre Northstars were on the wrong end of an 18-17 defeat to Great Falls Chargers AA in American Legion Baseball action on Wednesday.
The game was tied at 17 with Great Falls AA batting in the bottom of the 10th inning when Hunter Houck singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Havre fell behind by six runs in the fifth inning, but then tried to fight back. The Northstars put up six runs in the failed comeback. Caleb Allestad, Austin Delarosa, Quinn Reno and Tony Antley each picked up RBIs.
In the top of the eighth inning, Havre tied things up at 17 when Antley doubled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.
Great Falls scored nine runs in the fifth inning, driven by walks by Josey Hinderager, Fox Weymouth, and Keeton Clark, singles by Logan Huston and Parker Garness, a groundout by Houck, an error on a ball put in play by Travis Stauter, and a double by Houck.
Huston led things off on the mound for Great Falls. He went four innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits and striking out three.
Delarosa led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Havre. He allowed six hits and six runs over three innings. Eli Cloninger, Carson Lunak, and Hunter Luvenguth each contributed in relief for Havre.
Havre tallied 18 hits. Reno led the Northstars with four hits in six at bats. Great Falls tallied 15 hits in the game. Brennen Clemments, Josh Banderob, Huston, and Stauter all managed multiple hits for the Chargers. Clemments went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Great Falls.
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