By Kent Dolezal
by Kent Dolezal
The Havre Daily News
Monday, May 17
The Havre Northstars sweep the Lewistown Redbirds in a double header Sunday on a weekend that saw most of the teams games canceled because of inclement weather.
The Northstars won the second game by the ten run rule and were run away from doing so in the first tilt.
Any time you hit the ball, you have to feel pretty good. Especially after not playing, said Northstars manager Mickey Williams. The Stars were off for almost two weeks.
After a one run first inning, Havre broke open the first contest with a nine-run second inning off of seven hits. The Stars added three more in the third to come away with 13-4 win.
The game was error free for both sides, something that would not be the same for the Birds in the second meeting.
Havre opened the scoring in the first two innings with three runs off of two hits in each frame. Havre again exploded with five runs in a four-hit third, and finally ten-runned the Redbirds with two runs in the sixth.
Lewistown was plagued with errors, having six in the contest. The game ended 13-3, with Lewistowns runs coming in the top of the fourth.
Williams said he tried to get all of his pitchers action Sunday, and was pleased with most of their performances. The team was also clean on the field with only three errors on the day.
We havent had the games that we should, Williams said on how his team in progressing this season. When we start playing the people in our conference we should start seeing (the improvement).
The Northstars were supposed to be at a tournament in Coleridge, Alberta Friday through Sunday and the Comets were to play in Glasgow. Both the tourney and the Glasgow double dip were called because of bad weather.
Havre will travel to Great Falls for a nine-inning game with the AA Stallions Tuesday. The Stars split with the Stallion in a doubleheader earlier this season in Havre. The Northstars will start Josh Lybecker, who scored the win over Great Falls, and hold Alan Mapes as their primary reliever.
That is good competition. I can judge better against teams like Great Falls. They are good competition. Im pretty pleased for the amount of time we have had on the field, Williams said. Im anxious to go there and play because it is a little better caliber of baseball, and I want to see where we stand.