Twins sweep home opener

Print Article

  • Greyson Bistodeau launches a pitch to the plate for the strikeout against the Bitterroot Bucs on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

  • 1

    The third basemen for the Twins fires the ball to first for the final out against the Bitterroot Bucs on Saturday.

  • Greyson Bistodeau launches a pitch to the plate for the strikeout against the Bitterroot Bucs on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

  • 1

    The third basemen for the Twins fires the ball to first for the final out against the Bitterroot Bucs on Saturday.

The Glacier Twins were dominant in their home opener, sweeping a doubleheader against the conference opponent Bitterroot Bucs on Saturday.

The Twins (2-2, 2-0) used a few big innings to take control against the Bucs. In the first game, it was a 5-run first inning and a 6-run sixth inning to open up a big lead. A 4-run fourth inning put the Bucs away in the second game.

“If you can put up the big innings and not give up the big innings, that’s what I’m looking for,” head coach Scott Murray said. “I was pleased with them. We ran the bases well, made just a few small mistakes but all in all we read the pitchers well.”

The Twins outhit the Bucs 18-9 between the two games.

In the first game, Terek Bistodeau went 2-4 with an RBI and three scores, and Ryan Veneman picked up the win in four innings, allowing one hit, three walks but striking out seven. Veneman also went 3 for 4 at the plate and drove in two runs.

Coby Clark picked up the win in the second game, walking three and allowing three hits while striking out five. He also had two hits.

Greyson Bistodeau drove in two runs as well.

After catcher Tyler Murphy broke his hand in Lethbridge, Clinton Schriver stepped up for his first start at catcher. Schriver had two hits and three RBIs on the day.

Murray was happy with his team’s solid performance on Saturday, but still wants to clean a few things up before another busy weekend.

“This week we need to hold runners better,” he said. “And I think we need to work on our defensive schemes a little bit. The small things like suicide squeezes and squeezes from third, how to defend that.”

This weekend the Twins will travel to Bozeman to face the AA squad on Saturday before a doubleheader on Sunday against the Bozeman A and Lewistown A clubs.

Glacier 13, Bitterroot 4

Glacier 8, Bitterroot 2

Bitterroot Bucs 100 003 0 — 4 4 2

Glacier Twins A 502 006 x — 13 10 2

WP—Ryan Veneman; LP—Jake Scully.

BITTERROOT — Jake Foley 1-3, Braxton McCullough 0-2, Colby Kohlman 0-2, B. Schniter 1-4, Scully 0-2, Hinsdale 0-1, Zeler 0-2, Gaulak 0-2, Lecour 1-1, Wells 1-3, Bailey 0-3.

GLACIER — Grayson Bistodeau 1-3, James Sampson 1-3, Veneman 3-4, Derick Kastella 1-4, Tom Hellwig 0-2, Terek Bistodeau 2-4, Coby Clark 1-4, Dan Seymour 0-0, Nathan Hader 0-1, Quintin Schriver 1-2.

2B—Clark, Kastella; RBIs—Lecour, Wells; Veneman (2), Kastella, T. Bistodeau, Clark (2), Seymour, Schriver (2).

Bitterroot Bucs 101 000 0 — 2 5 5

Glacier Twins 020 411 x — 8 8 2

WP—Clark; LP—Kohlman.

BITTERROOT — Foley 1-3, McCullough 0-3, Kohlman 2-4, Zeler 1-4, Scully 0-3, Marchon 0-1, Bailey 1-2, Schniter 0-3, Wells 0-3, Hinsdale 0-2, Kay 0-1.

GLACIER — G. Bistodeau 1-3, Sampson 0-4, Veneman 0-4, Kastella 0-4, Hellwig 1-3, T. Bistodeau 2-2, Clark 2-3, Seymour 1-1, Hader 0-1, Schriver 1-2.

2B—Zeler; G. Bistodeau, T. Bistodeau, Clark, Seymour; 3B—Kohlman; RBIs—Zeler; G. Bistodeau (2), Sampson, T. Bistodeau, Clark, Seymour, Schriver.

Print Article

Read More

City approves affordable housing development

May 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish City Council has approved a proposal to develop a completely affordable housing project in the city. Council on May 21 unanimously approved the 58-lot Trail View subdivision planned for n...

Comments

Read More

Legals May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | No. 2432 PUBLIC NOTICE OF FOOD VENDOR PERMIT APPLICATION The City of Whitefish Planning Department has received the following Food Vendor Permit application: 1. A request by Chris Farrell, owner, Ope...

Read More

Community Briefs May 23

May 22, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Whitefish Pilot Memorial Day The Whitefish VFW Post 276 is holding a Memorial Day parade at 3 p.m. through downtown. A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Bridge at 3:15 p.m. and the par...

Comments

Read More

Work kicks off on tourism master plan to create vision for visitation, quality of living

May 22, 2018 at 1:46 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish is turning to its business owners and community members for ways to make tourism continue to benefit the city in the long-term. The tourism master plan steering committee held its first fo...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 862-3505
312 E. Second Street
Whitefish, MT 59937

©2018 Whitefish Pilot Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X