By Ryan Divish/Havre Daily News Sports Editoremail@example.com
The Havre Northstars picked up a split against a solid Lethbridge Miner team in Northern District action in Lethbridge on Monday. Havre's other scheduled doubleheader against Fort MacLeod was rained out on Tuesday.
The Northstars used a seven-run second inning to defeat the Miners 12-6 in the opening game of the doubleheader.
Havre pounded out five hits and capitalized on four Miner errors in the inning to grab a commanding 8-0 lead.
Lethbridge didn't go away quietly. The Miners chipped away at the eight-run lead, scoring three runs in the third and two runs in the fifth to close the deficit to 8-5.
However, the Northstars tacked on three more runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Tyler Thompson worked all seven innings on the mound to get the win for Havre. Thompson scattered 11 hits and allowed five earned runs while striking out four in the win.
Havre collected a whopping 17 hits - all singles - in the win. Daine Solomon, Dusty Heath, Chazz Hurlburt and Tyson Roe all had three hits each in the win.
In the nightcap, Havre's bats were quieted a bit. The Northstars still banged out seven hits, but managed only one run in a 9-1 loss to the Miners.
Ian Spencer pitched all seven innings, surrendering nine runs on nine hits to take the loss.
Havre's lone run came in the third inning as Steve Heberly singled and was driven in by Solomon. The Northstars left seven runners on base in the game.
The Northstars return to action on Thursday as they along with the Comets host the Havre Baseball Jamboree at Legion Field.
Havre Northstars 170 003 1 - 12 17 1
Lethbridge Miners 003 020 1 - 6 11 5
Tyler Thompson (WP) and Adam Jensen; Greenberg (LP) and McLeod.
NORTHSTARS - Steve Heberly 2-5 (1 RBI), Adam Jensen 0-3, Daine Solomon 3-4 (2 RBI), Dusty Heath 3-4 (1 RBI), Chazz Hurlburt 3-4 (2 RBI), Cory Junck 1-4 (1 RBI), Ian Spencer 1-4, Mark Benjamin 1-4, Tyson Roe 3-3 (1 RBI).
MINERS - Smith 0-3, Peters 2-3 (1 RBI), Balos 2-2 (1 RBI), LeClair 2-4, Mazurek 0-4, McLeod 2-4, Smith 0-4, Troutmen 1-1, Sedgewick 1-3.
2B - LeClair
3B - none
HR - none
Havre Northstars 001 000 0 - 1 7 4
Lethbridge Miners 010 215 X - 9 9 1
Spencer (LP) and Levi Briese; Leavitt (WP) and Smith.
COMETS - Heberly 2-4, Jensen 0-3, Solomon 1-3 (1 RBI), Heath 1-3, Hurlburt 1-3, Thompson 1-3, Junck 0-2, Benjamin 1-3, Briese 0-3.
MINERS - Smith 0-4, Peters 1-4 (2 RBI), Balos 1-3, LeClair 2-3, Smith 2-4 (2 RBI), Mazurek 0-3, Townsend 2-2, Erickson 0-2, McLeod 1-3.
2B - LeClair, Townsend
3B - none
HR - none