Bozeman Bucks – AA and Great Falls Babe Ruth played a taut affair on Saturday, but Bozeman Bucks – AA eventually prevailed 8-5 after taking the lead for good in the seventh inning. The game was tied at five with Bozeman Bucks – AA batting in the top of the seventh when Jake Buck hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
After Bozeman Bucks – AA scored two runs in the top of the fifth, Great Falls Babe Ruth answered with two of their own. Bozeman Bucks – AA scored when Paddock singled off of LeFebre, driving in two runs. Great Falls Babe Ruth then answered when Rooney hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run and there was an error, scoring one run.
Great Falls Babe Ruth scored three runs in the fourth inning. Great Falls Babe Ruth’s big inning was driven by a double and a error.
Ryan Evenson earned the win for Bozeman Bucks – AA. He tossed two innings, surrendering two runs, one hit, and striking out three. Freund recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Bozeman Bucks – AA. LeFebre took the loss for Great Falls Babe Ruth. He went five innings, surrendering three runs, eight hits, and striking out three.
Bozeman Bucks – AA had 12 hits in the game. Paddock, Hubley, and Andrew Purpura each collected multiple hits for Bozeman Bucks – AA. Paddock and Purpura each drove in two runs to lead Bozeman Bucks – AA.
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