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Halvorson Leads Patriots To Conference Victories


Matt Dey takes a swing during action against the Billings Blue Jays.

Kory Halvorson was "Mr. Walk-off" as he connected for a homer to end the first game and a single to win the second game as the Patriots swept the Billings Blue Jays June 22.

The first game was deadlocked at 4-4 until Halvorson hit the ball over the left-field fence in the bottom of the seventh inning for the victory.

Halvorson finished with three hits and four RBIs to lead Richland's attack.

Adding hits were Taylor Searer, Max Peters and Kyle Mueller.

The Blue Jays took an early lead with three runs in the top of the third inning.

Richland, however, fought right back with four runs in the bottom of the third. A RBI single by Searer scored one of the runs.

Bridger Coffman pitched the distance for the victory. He allowed six hits and struck out three batters.

In the second game, the Patriots trailed by a 3-1 margin entering the bottom of the seventh. A single by Brett Norby drove in Mueller and Cody Voss for a 3-3 deadlock.

Halvorson then singled home Searer for the 4-3 come-from-behind victory.

Leading the Patriots were Halvorson with three hits and Peters with two hits.

Dey pitched the game's final inning for the win. Adam Wentz allowed seven hits and fanned four batters during the first six frames.

The Blue Jays struck for two runs in the second and another in the third for a 3-0 advantage.

The Patriots were held scoreless until Halvorson scored in the bottom of the sixth.

The Richland County Patriots exploded for five runs in the top of the sixth inning to knock off Glendive, 7-3, on June 21.

The Pats trailed by a 3-2 margin entering the sixth. Highlighting the frame were a two-run homer by Brett Norby and a two-RBI double by Kyle Mueller.

Leading Richland's 10-hit attack were Braxten Larson with three hits and Cody Voss with two hits.

Scoring two runs each were Larson and Voss.

The Richland County Patriots celebrate after Kory Halvorson's walk-off home run against the Billings Blue Jays.

Hunter Severson pitched the distance for the Patriots. He allowed five hits and fanned three batters.

In the second game against Glendive, the Patriots edged the Blue Devils by a 9-8 margin in extra innings.

Bridger Coffman scored in the top of the eighth for the game's winning run.

Glendive jumped out to a 6-1 advantage in the first three innings, but the Patriots closed the gap to 5-3. Richland then tallied five runs in the fifth for an 8-7 lead.

The Blue Devils tied the conference game with a run in the sixth.

Severson accounted for three of Richland's eight hits. Scoring two runs each were Coffman, Larson and Matt Dey.

Max Peters pitched the final four innings for the victory. He didn't allow any earned runs.


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