Legion Cubs win three of four at home

Dillon Cubs first baseman Ethan Tatarka (15) and shorstop M.J. Simkins trap a Butte runner in a pickle during Sunday’s doubleheader split. Jess Alberi photo

 

The Dillon Cubs took three of four games at home last weekend, knocking off Anaconda in two games on Saturday, and then splitting with Butte on Sunday.

 In the first game of the doubleheader against Anaconda on the rain-soaked Vigilante Field, Dillon sidearmer Logan Wilson got the start on the mound and went four innings while giving up a single walk and notching four strikeouts.

 Cubs Coach Aaron Orme then called on Nick Huber to make his pitching debut for the team, and Huber showed what he is capable of from the mound by closing out the game after one inning in the mercy-rule shortened contest.

 The Cubs hitting continued to be the main topic of conversation, as the team combined for 10 runs on 6 hits.

 Corey Renfree and Colby Minert lead the way for Dillon, with 2 hits a piece in the game, followed by MJ Simkins and Huber, who each had one.

 The A’s pitching did little to help the visting team, as Anaconda yielded 9 walks in the five-inning contest that, along with the Cubs’ 9-4 win that day, gave Dillon a doubleheader sweep over their guests and raised the Cubs’ season record to 4-2. 

Sunday morning brought with it a the Butte Miners, who made their way down I-15 for the two seven-inning games.

 “Butte is a really solid team,” said Orme before the game. “They returned all but like two kids from last year’s AA team and picked up the speedster Dalton Daum as well.”

 The two-time defending AA state 100 meter dash champion, Daum currently holds the state’s fastest time in the event, at 10.66 seconds.

 The Cubs’ Eathyn Peterson made his return from college in Utah, showing both his speed and arm strength in center field for Dillon.

 

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