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North Stars sweep Stallions


The Havre North Stars American Legion baseball club was looking for a fresh start after suffering eight straight Northern A losses,

They found that fresh start in Great Falls on Wednesday afternoon. Havre swept the Great Falls Stallions in dominating fashion, picking up just their second and third wins in the last two weeks.

The North Stars beat the Stallions by scores of 17-0 and 15-3 in two five-inning games.

Havre was stout in both games, both on the mound and at the plate.

In the 17-0 shutout, Havre belted out 14 hits and got a shutout performance form Mark Vukasin on the mound. Vukasin also went 3-for-5 at the dish, while Gareth Bernard was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and Colt Young added two hits, including an RBI double.

Havre's hitting was also right on as Justin Jensen helped himself in his win on the mound. Jensen pitched a complete-game win over the Stallions in a 15-3 victory, while going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. In the win, the North Stars rattled the Stallions to the tune of 15 hits. Brandon Smith went 3-for-5, while Kolby Sukut, Colt Young and Justin Denny had two hits each. Denny also had a triple and Chris Vukasin added a double.

With the two wins Wednesday, the North Stars improved to 5-13 in conference play and 11-19 overall.

Havre has a big weekend coming up with a doubleheader against the Tri-County Cardinals on Saturday at Legion Field and a home twin bill against the Vauxhall Spurs on Sunday.

Havre 17, Great Falls Stallions 0

Havre 172 16 -- 17 14 4

Stallions 000 00 -- 0 6 2

WP — Mark Vukasin. LP — Lucas Poitra.

Havre hitting – Justin Jensen 0-1, Mark Vukasin 3-5, Brendon Smith 1-4, Gareth Benerd 4-4, Kolby Sukut 1-4, Colt Young 2-4, Justin Denny 1-3, Thurman Holdsclaw 1-3, Spencer Morkin 1-2.

Stallions hitting – Austin Kinaman 1-3, Josh Oatman 1-2, Zach Puckett 0-1, Billy Ivers 0-2, Colton Philp 2-2, Quade Hamrell 1-2, Ryan O'Connell 0-2, Erik Willis 0-2, Elijah Collins 0-0, Quest Fellows 1-1, Gabe Kuntz 0-2.

2B—Benardm, Sukut, Young, Philp.

Havre 15, Stallions 3

Havre 310 173 -- 15 15 3

Stallions 100 020 -- 3 7 3

WP — Justin Jensen. LP — Billy Ivers.

Havre hitting – Jensen 3-4, Chris Vukasin 1-5, Smith 3-5, Benard 0-4, Sukut 2-3, Young 2-3, M. Vukasin 2-4, Denny 1-4, Holdsclaw 1-2.

Stallions hitting – Chris Giles 0-3, O'Connell 1-3, Puckett 1-3, Collins 1-3, Kinaman 2-4, Philp 0-3, Oatman 1-2, Lucas Poitra 1-3, Kuntz 0-2.

2B—Jensen, Sukut, C. Vukasin, Collins, Oatman.

3B—Jensen, Denny, Kinaman.


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