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Vauxhall Spurs add a few more wins

Posted on July 1, 2024 by Vauxhall Advance
ADVANCE PHOTO BY GARRETT SIMMONS Vauxhall Spurs Roman Pavka snares a pickoff attempt at first base during game two of last Thursday’s doubleheader at Jets Stadium against the Lewistown Redbirds.

By Cole Parkinson
Vauxhall Advance

This past week saw the Vauxhall Spurs return to regular season action as they faced off against Lewistown and Havre in a pair of doubleheaders.

On June 20, the Lewistown Redbirds travelled to Vauxhall for two games at Jets Stadium. Despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning over the Redbirds, the visitors would battle back with a big fifth inning that led to a 7-4 win. Aidan Maxwell led the way going 2-3, with a double and triple one RBI, Langdyn Cummins was 1-4, Parker Mclaughlin was 1-3 with a walk, Eric Reiling had a hit with three RBI, Landon Howg was 1-3 with a triple, and Landen Gustafson chipped in with one hit.

Tanner Bullock started on the mound and went 5.1 innings, giving up five hits, three earned runs, five walks, and striking out six batters. Ashton Lukacs went the rest of the way with 1.2 innings, allowing two hits, two earned runs, a walk, and one strikeout.

Despite the setback in game one, the Spurs came back with a big game. After putting seven on the board in the first inning, the Spurs would continually bring runners home over the next few innings as they took it 14-3. It was a big offensive day across the lineup as the Spurs amassed 13 hits. Cummins was 3-4, with a double and three RBI, Mclaughlin was 1-3, Howg went 1-1, with a double and an RBI, Reiling was 3-3 with four RBI, Maxwell and Lukacs had one 

hit each, and an RBI, Jensen was 2-2 with a walk, Vulcano was 2-3 with an RBI, and Roman Pavka had one hit. Brian Fehr pitched for all five innings, allowing five hits, one earned run, and three walks, and he collected four strikeouts.

Looking to continue that strong offensive output, the Spurs returned to Jets Stadium on June 

22 for a doubleheader against the visiting Havre Northstars. Much like the previous game, the Spurs scored early and often en route to a 12-2 win.

Cummins was great on the mound, going 5.1 innings, allowing seven hits, zero earned runs, six walks, and collecting three strikeouts. Gustafson collected the final two outs of the game.

The hitters were potent once again as the Spurs saw contributions up and down the lineup. Cummins went 2-3, with a double, one RBI, and a walk, Mclaughlin was 2-4, with two RBI and a walk, Howg reached base with three walks, Reiling had a 2-3 day with three RBI and a walk, Maxwell walked once, Pavka was perfect at the dish going 4-4, with a double, three RBI, and a walk, Fehr was 2-3 with an RBI, and Vulcano had a hit with an RBI and a walk.

The final game saw the Spurs score nine first-inning runs but the Northstars battled back to make it a game. Despite closing the gap in the fifth and sixth innings, the Spurs held on for a 10-7 win. Reiling led the way with a 3-4 day including a double and two RBI, Maxwell and Cummins were each 2-4 with an RBI, Gustafson was 2-3 with two RBI, Fehr had a double and a 

walk, Tage Jensen was 1-3 with a walk, Pavka was 1-4 with an RBI, Mclaughlin had a hit, and Lukacs had an RBI in the win. Berkley Emelson got the start and went 4.1 innings, allowing four hits, two earned runs, six walks, and punching out three batters. Howg finished things off with 2.2 innings of work, allowing three hits, zero earned runs, one walk, and one strikeout.

The Spurs wrap up June with a home doubleheader against the Great Falls Chargers on June 30. First pitch is slated for noon. 

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