Two more road games, two more big wins for the Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club.
On Tuesday afternoon, the North Stars secured first place in the Northern District standings with a doubleheader sweep of the Fort MacLeod Royals in Fort MacLeod, Alberta.
Havre defeated the Royals 13-4 in game one and 14-4 in game two.
Jeff Miller got the complete-game win for the North Stars in the first game, while Gavin Gunderson got the win on the mound for Havre in game two.
In game one, Havre walloped 19 hits, with Miller and Chris Vukasin both going 3-for-5, as did Gunderson. Travis Roth and David Denny both had doubles, while Vukasin doubled twice. Roth drove in three runs, while Vukasin and Gunderson each drove in two. Spencer Ross, Jake Sedahl and Ryne Antley had RBIs. On the mound, Miller struck out five and allowed just six hits.
Offensively, things didn’t slow down for the North Stars in the second outing. In six innings, Havre belted out 15 more hits, while Gunderson allowed four runs in the win after he came on in relief of Vukasin. Meanwhile, against Royals pitching in the nightcap, every North Star earned at least one hit. Roth, Ross, Denny, Antley, Vukasin and Dylan Carpenter had two hits each, while Gunderson had a triple and Sedahl a double.
With the sweep of the Royals, an early-season pick to win the Northern District, Havre improved to 7-3 in conference play and 17-11 overall. The North Stars split with Tri-County Monday.
The North Stars continue their Canadian road trip today with a pair of games against the Lethbridge Giants in Lethbridge, Alberta. Havre is then off until July 6 when the North Stars host the Giants in a Northern District double-dip at Legion Field in Havre.
North Stars 13, Fort MacLeod 4
Havre 110 325 1 – 13 19 3
Fort MacLeod 200 2000 0 – 4 6 1
Havre Batting – Travis Roth 2-6 (3 RBI), Spencer Ross 2-5 (RBI), Jake Sedahl 1-5 (RBI), David Denny 2-5, Jeff Miller 3-5, Ryne Antley 2-3 (RBI), Chris Vukasin 3-5 (2 RBI), Dylan Carpetner 1-1, Gavin Gunderson 3-5 (2 RBI).
North Stars 14, Fort MacLeod 4 (6 inn)
Havre 441 131 – 14 15 3
Fort MacLeod 301 000 – 4 5 9
Havre Batting – Travis Roth 2-5, Spencer Ross 2-4, Jake Sedahl 1-3, David Denny 2-4 (RBI), Jeff Miller 1-5, Ryne Antley 2-5 (2 RBI), Chris Vukasin 2-3, Dylan Carpenter 2-4 (RBI), Gavin Gunderson 1-4 (2 RBI).