Gjerde Memorial Tournament celebrates 30 years

By: 
Doreen Heintz
Sports Editor

This year marks the 30th annual Harold Gjerde Memorial Tournament. The American Legion Tournament begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with a game between the Tri-County Cardinals and the Billings Angels. The final contest on Thursday is between the hometown Redbirds against the Angels. All games will be played in their entirety of seven innings, unless the 10-run mercy rule goes into effect in the fifth inning.
Play resumes on Friday at 10 a.m. with five games and Saturday with five more games. On Friday, the Redbirds play back-to-back contests against the Glasgow Reds at 5:30 p.m. and the Powell (Wyoming) Pioneers at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Lewistown plays against the Richland County Patriots at 8 p.m.
Games 17-20 on Sunday will be seeded on how the teams finish in their round-robin games from the previous three days. The championship game scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday pits the winner of the Red Division against the winner of the White Division.
Teams in the Red Division include Lewistown, Billings, Powell and Richland County. Teams in the White Division are Gallatin Valley, Glasgow, Scobey and Tri-County.
There is an admission fee for the tournament, and concessions will be available at the “Bird Feeder.”

Redbirds win one, lose three at GVO Tournament
Lewistown ran into some tough competition at the Imerys Torunament held in Three Forks this past weekend. After losing to host Gallatin Valley on Thursday, 3-5, the Redbirds came back on Friday to defeat the Dillon Cubs, 17-2. Lewistown then lost to Cody, Wyoming, 5-7, and the Bitterroot Red Sox, 2-10.
Box scores of these games will be printed when they become available. 
 

2017 Harold Gjerde Memorial Tournament

Thursday, June 15
Game 1: 10 a.m.    Tri-County Cardinals vs. Billings Angels
Game 2: 12:30 p.m.    Tri-County Cardinals vs. Glasgow Reds
Game 3: 3 p.m.    Gallatin Valley Outlaws vs. Richland County Patriots
Game 4: 5:30 p.m.    Powell Pioneers vs. Scobey Blues
Game 5: 8 p.m.    Lewistown Redbirds vs. Billings Angels

Friday, June 16
Game 6: 10 a.m.    Gallatin Valley Outlaws vs. Scobey Blues
Game 7: 12:30 p.m.    Gallatin Valley Outlaws vs. Tri-County Cardinals
Game 8: 3 p.m.    Richland County Patriots vs. Billings Angels
Game 9: 5:30 p.m.     Lewistown Redbirds vs. Glasgow Reds
Game 10: 8 p.m.    Lewistown Redbirds vs. Powell Pioneers

Saturday, June 17
Game 11: 10 a.m.    Powell Pioneers vs. Richland County Patriots
Game 12: 12:30 p.m.    Powell Pioneers vs. Billings Angels
Game 13: 3 p.m.    Tri-County Cardinals vs. Scobey Blues
Game 14: 5:3o p.m.    Gallatin Valley Outlaws vs. Glasgow Reds
Game 15: 8 p.m.     Lewistown Redbirds vs. Richland County Patriots

Sunday, June 18
Game 16: 9 a.m.    Glasgow Reds vs. Scobey Blues
Game 17: 11:30 a.m.    #4 Seed Red Division vs. #4 Seed White Division
Game 18: 2 p.m.    #3 Seed Red Division vs. #3 Seed White Division
Game 19: 4:30 p.m.    #2 Seed Red Division vs. # 2 Seed White Division
Game 20: 7 p.m.    #1 Seed Red Division vs. #1 Seed White Division
 

 

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