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Mariners win Loggertown Wood Bat Classic

by Lake County Leader
| May 11, 2022 6:30 AM

The Mission Valley A Mariners captured the 2022 Loggertown Wood Bat Classic with a 5-3 victory over the Clark Fork Valley Riverdogs Sunday at Lee Gehring Field in Libby.

During top half of the fourth, the Mariners loaded the bases. With one out, Cole Wadsworth laced a laser liner into a gap between outfielders that held base clearing potential. But Missoula's Matty Herzog made a highlight reel defensive play, snared the ball on the run, then doubled up the runner at second for a double play to neutralize a potential big inning for the M's.

Trailing 5-4 entering the sixth inning, the Mariners erupted for five runs that included an opening double from leadoff Xavier Fisher, an RBI double from Alex Muzquiz that knotted the contest at five apiece, followed by an RBI single from Dawson DuMont that overtook the lead. Two more runs would score despite a swap of pitchers to quell the uprising.

The Mariners tacked on a trio of insurance runs in the top half of the final frame. Missoula would mount a rally in the bottom half of the seventh by loading the bases with nobody out. They would pare back the deficit by a pair, but the Mariners escaped by inducing fly outs to advance to the championship.

Championship: Mariners 5, Riverdogs 3

Clark Fork 000 300 0 – 3 7 1

Mssn Vlly 030 020 x – 5 4 0

Dawson DuMont (3.1 IP:3K,5H,3W, (4) Cymian Kauley (3.2 IP:2K,2H,0W,1HB) and Espn Fisher. Nate Zigler (1.1 IP:0H,1W,2HB), (2) Kody Carter (4.2 IP:3K,3HB) and Orion Plakke. W – DuMont. L – Zigler. Sv – Kauley.

CLARK FORK VALLEY RIVERDOGS – Alessi Rolando 1-2, Nate Zigler 1-2, Eli Ratliff 0-4, Plakke 1-2, Beano Fisher 1-4, Carter 1-2, Garth Parker 1-3, Tanner Day 1-3, Trenis McDonald 1-3.

MISSION VALLEY A MARINERS – Xavier Fisher 0-2, Alex Muzquiz 1-4, DuMont 1-3, E.Fisher 1-2, Dylan Davis 0-2, C.Wadsworth 0-2, Wyatt Wadsworth 1-2, Chris Lake 0-1, Kauley 0-2, Aiden Gfroerer 0-2.

2B – Rolando; Muzquiz. RBIs – Rolando, Zigler, Ratliff; E.Fisher, C.Lake 2. BB – Rolando 2, Zigler 2, Plakke, Carter; C.Wadsworth. HB – Plakke; X.Fisher 2, E.Fisher, D.Davis, W.Wadsworth. SB – Muzquiz, DuMont, W.Wadsworth 2. Runs – Carter, Parker, McDonald; Muzquiz, DuMont, E.Fisher, D.Davis, C.Wadsworth.

Semifinal: Mariners 12, Missoula Impact 7

MssnVlly 121 005 3 – 12 16 4

Missoula 201 020 2 – 7 8 2

Brennan Labbe (3K,11H,4W), (6) Cooper Elliott, (7a) Carson Bay (0.2 IP:1K,3H,2W,1HB), (7b) Matty Herzog (0.1 IP) and Dillon Gunlock. Dylan Davis (3IP:5H,1HB), (4) Cole Wadsworth (3H,1W,1HB) and Espn Fisher. W – C.Wadsworth. L – Labbe.

MISSION VALLEY A MARINERS – Xavier Fisher 2-5, Alex Muzquiz 3-5, DuMont 1-3, E.Fisher 1-1, Dylan Davis 3-4, C.Wadsworth 2-5, Brock Henriksen 2-4, Cymian Kauley 0-2, Keyen Nash 1-4.

MISSOULA IMPACT – Cole Smith 1-4, Elliott 1-3, Labbe 3-4, Bay 1-2, Luke Kunz 1-3, Herzog 2-4, Easton Mitchell 0-3, Zach Bucy 0-4, Gunlock 0-3.

2B – X.Fisher, Muzquiz 2; C.Smith, Elliott, RBIs – X.Fisher, Muzquiz, DuMont 2, E.Fisher, D.Davis 2, Nash 2; Elliott, Kunz 2, Herzog 2. SF – Kunz. SH – Kauley; Bay. BB – DuMont, E.Fisher 4, D.Davis, Henriksen, Kauley; Mitchell. HB – X.Fisher, DuMont, Kauley; Elliott, Bay, ROE – Kauley; Elliott, Bay, Herzog, . FC – DuMont, Nash 2. SB – X.Fisher. Runs – X.Fisher 2, Muzquiz 2, DuMont 2, E.Fisher 2, D.Davis, C.Wadsworth, Henriksen, Nash; C.Smith, Elliott 3, Labbe 3.

Mariners 11, Kootenai Valley 1

KootenaiVlly 100 00 – 1 5 4

MissionVlly 300 8x – 11 9 0

Xavier Fisher (5IP:6K) and Espn Fisher. Sammy Hall, (4) AJ Truman and catcher. W – X.Fisher.

KOOTENAI VALLEY RANGERS – Hits: Tristan Butts 2, Kyle Durden 1, Truman (RBI).

MISSION VALLEY A MARINERS – Hits: X.Fisher (BB), Alex Muzquiz 3, Dylan Davis (2RBI,BB), Wyatt Wadsworth (BB), Cole Wadsworth (RBI).