By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Havre Comets were blessed with three wins and schooled in one loss last weekend at the Scobey baseball tournament.
The Comets, the B team under the Northstars, ended the first two games early by out-distancing their opponents by more than 10 runs.
Broadus was the first team to fall under the Comets wrath, as Havre won 14-4. The game ended in the sixth inning, but only after the Comets scattered 15 hits in the trouncing.
Jay Rucinsky went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs in the victory. Garrett Hanson batted 2-for-4 and C.J. Reichelt went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Kyle Shepperd collected the win for the Northstars after facing only 11 batters in four innings.
The second match-up of the weekend for the Comets echoed the first. The Comets whitewashed the Williston Blackbirds 14-0. Havre played only four innings before the game was called due to the 10-run rule.
Again, the Comets blasted 15 hits in the triumph. Shepperd went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Jordan Anderson went 4-for-4 with three RBIs in the swamping.
Jesse Suek, Jared Boyce and Rucinsky each went 2-for-4. Suek and Rucinsky each had one double and, with Boyce, tallied an RBI each.
Chris Meyers collected the win after facing 23 batters and setting down four batters.
However, the glory dimmed momentarily after the Comets fell to the Wolf Point Yellowjackets, 17-12. The Comets collected half the hits of the previous wins, getting eight, and only two batters collected more than one hit.
Rucinsky went 3-for-6 and Nate Newell went 2-for-4 in the loss. David Knight struck out 10 batters for naught as he collected the loss.
But redemption proved sweet, as the Comets downed host Scobey 6-4. Rucinsky continued with the hot bat going 2-for-4 from the plate with an RBI. Shepperd went 2-for-3 in the victory.
Boyce collected the win pitching all seven innings with 11 strike outs.