By Ryan Divish/Havre Daily News Sports Editoremail@example.com
The Havre Comets picked up a split against the Glasgow Reds in a non-conference doubleheader in Glasgow. After falling 7-2 in the opener, the Comets rallied in the second game to notch a 9-8 win.
The Comets jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first two innings to set the tone early. Jordon Patterson had a single, a double and three RBIs in the first two innings while Coda Tchida and Bret Magelssen each added RBI singles.
Glasgow rallied against Comet starter Trent Normandy in the bottom of the third, scoring five runs three hits with the big blows being a pair of doubles from Michael Southern and Seth Combs. Havre battled back in the fifth inning, picking up a pair of runs on a double from Bryden Vukasin to tie the game at seven.
Havre regained the lead in the top of the sixth as Tony Christian led off with a single and eventually scored to give Havre a 8-7 lead. The Comets added another run in the top of the seventh as a little insurance.
It would prove critical as Glasgow scored a run in its final at-bat, but couldn't quite come all the way back. Normandy picked up the win for the Comets.
In the opener, Glasgow scored four runs in the first inning off of Comet starter Bret Magelssen and never looked back. Glasgow's Randy Elletson limited the Comets to two runs on five hits while the Comets hurt themselves committing four errors in the loss.
Normandy and Wirtzberger drove in the Comets only two runs of the game while Jeff Tibbals collected two of Havre's five hits.
The Comets are in action on Wednesday when they take on the Northstars at 7 p.m. in a nine-inning Northern A conference game.
Havre Comets 101 000 0 - 2 5 4
Glasgow Reds 222 001 X - 7 10 3
Bret Magelssen (LP) and Patch Wirtzberger; Randy Elletson (WP) and Seth Combs.
COMETS - Jeff Tibbals 2-4, Tony Christian 0-3, Patch Wirtzberger 1-2, Trent Normandy 1-2 (2 RBI), Coda Tchida 0-3, Jordon Patterson 0-3, Ben Erickson 0-2, Bret Magelssen 1-3, Mike Olsen 0-3.
REDS - Randy Elletson 0-3, Michael Southern 1-4, Steven Falcon 2-3, Nathan Hostad 1-3, Seth Taylor 1-2, Seth Combs 1-3, Nate Doornek 2-3, Shawn Wersal 1-3, Ryan Smith 1-3.
2B - Falcon, Combs, Doornek 2.
Havre Comets 320 021 1- 9 15 1
Glasgow Reds 025 000 1- 8 10 2
Trent Normandy (WP) and Patch Wirtzberger; (LP) unavailable.
COMETS - Wirtzberger 2-4, Christian 2-3, Tyson Anderson 0-3, Normandy 2-4, Patterson 2-3 (3 RBI), Tchida 2-4 (1 RBI), Magelssen 0-1 (1 RBI), Erickson 1-2, Eric Fanning 2-4, Bryden Vukasin 1-4 (2 RBI).
REDS - Elletson 2-4, Southern 1-3, Hostad 0-3, Taylor 1-3, Combs 2-3, Doornek 2-3, Wersal 0-3. Smith 1-3.
2B - Patterson, Southern, Combs.
3B - Doornek