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The Billings Scarlets improve to 5-0 in Omaha

The Billings Scarlets improve to 5-0 in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — The Billings Scarlets defeated the Tushka (Oklahoma) Tigers 13-1 and the Wisconsin Silver Sluggers 11-3 in an American Legion baseball tournament here Saturday to improve to 5-0 in the event.

In the five games in Omaha, the Scarlets (29-4) have outscored their opponents 62-7.

Zach Stewart pitched all five innings in the win over the Tigers. He held the opposition to four hits and an earned run scored in the top of the fifth. Stewart walked three and struck out nine.

Scarlets slugger Nolan Berkram went 3-for-4, including a triple, with two runs and an RBI. Hunter Doyle was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run. Jaron Pinter tripled to drive in two for the Scarlets.

Kade Vatnsdal batted 2 for 2 for the winners with two runs and an RBI. Brady Randall doubled and scored twice and Mason Brosseau also doubled. Kyler Northrop drove in two runs.

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In the second game, the Scarlets – whose pitchers threw two no-hitters in the tournament – limited the Silver Sluggers to a pair of hits. Vatnsdal pitched the first five innings and scattered two hits, three runs (all earned) and three walks with three strikeouts. Zach McDonald relieved and pitched the final sixth without a hit and struck out a batter.

Nathan McDonald went 3-for-4 with two triples, three runs and four RBI. Drew McDowell was 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Colter Wilson went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Brosseau and Northrop each scored twice.

Billings did not commit an error during the two games.