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Pats Win Games On Road


The Richland County Patriots won three of eight games during a swing around the Billings area last week.

The Patriots fell short in the first game against the Billings Blue Jays on June 14 by an 11-6 margin. The Blue Jays outscored Richland by an 8-1 margin during the opening four innings.

Trustin Holcomb led the Patriots with two hits. Kory Halvorson accounted for three RBIs.

The Patriots dropped the second game by a 10-1 final as Billings jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first two innings.

Brett Norby hit a double and single for the Patriots. Halvorson scored the team’s only run on a RBI by Holcomb.

The Patriots were outscored by Laurel, 14-6, in the first game on June 15. The Dodgers broke away from a 10-5 game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Having two hits each for the Patriots were Taylor Searer and Halvorson. Cody Voss scored two runs. Halvorson finished with three RBIs.

In the second game, the Patriots dropped a 2-1 contest against Laurel. The Dodgers went ahead with a run in the bottom of the sixth.

Richland’s Adam Wentz allowed five hits and one earned run in the game.

The Patriots’ two hits came from Hunter Severson and Halvorson. Parker Dean scored the team’s lone run.

Laurel’s Dawson Cortese struck out six batters, allowed two hits and no earned runs in the victory.

The Patriots got back on the winning track by beating Colstrip, 21-6, on June 16. The Pats exploded for 10 runs in the top of the second en route to the victory.

Norby and Braxten Larson led Richland with three hits each. Halvorson and Jared Jurgens each added two hits.

Norby finished with five RBIs. Halvorson and Larson accounted for three RBIs each.

Searer scored four times for the Pats. Scoring three times each were Holcomb, Jurgens and Wentz.

Holcomb pitched five innings for the Patriots. He allowed seven hits.

In the second game against Colstrip, the Pats tallied eight runs in the first three innings and won by a 10-4 final.

Leading the squad with two hits each were Searer and Dean. Searer finished with three RBIs.

Dean and Wentz each scored twice for the Patriots.

Halvorson pitched four innings for the win. He allowed six hits and fanned five batters.

The pitching of Bridger Coffman led the Patriots over the Billings Cardinals by a 4-0 final on Friday.

Coffman struck out 10 batters and allowed just four hits for the victory.

The Patriots scored three of their runs in the second inning.

Leading the Pats were Searer and Halvorson with three hits each. Dean added two hits. Halvorson led the way with two RBIs. Dean scored two runs.

The Patriots then fell to the Cardinals by a 2-1 margin. Billings scored twice in the bottom of the sixth for the victory.

Halvorson accounted for two of Richland’s four hits.

The Patriots will host the Billings Blue Jays for games starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday.


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