Lewistown 12U team advances to Sunday's semi-final game

Doreen Heintz
Sports Editor

Redbird baseball player Cody Henderson lends the umpire crew a helping hand by calling balls and strikes behind the plate on Sunday.
Photo by Doreen Heintz

This group of 12U all-stars represented Lewistown at its home invitational tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The team now travels to Bozeman this weekend for the Cal Ripken State 12U State Tournament (east).
Photo by Doreen Heintz

Sports Editor

The Lewistown 12U Junior Redbird team lost two of the three games they played on Friday and Saturday at the Lewistown Cal Ripken Invitational Tournament, but came back to win their first game during bracket play. In the semi-finals, the Junior Redbirds lost to a very strong Bozeman Junior Bucks team. Bozeman went on to win the 12U tournament.
On Friday under the lights Lewistown fell to the Great Falls Outlaws, 10-5. The Junior Redbirds then fell to the Belgrade Bandits 12U team, 13-8, on Saturday before defeating the Outlaw baseball team, 18-3. Sunday morning in bracket play, Lewistown defeated the Great Falls Outlaws, 7-5, to advance to a semifinal game against the Bozeman squad. The Junior Bucks prevailed, 8-0, over Lewistown.
Following are all the scores in the 12U tournament.
Bozeman Junior Bucks 12, Belgrade Bandits 12U 8
Belgrade Bandits 11U 14, Outlaw Baseball Club 8
Great Falls Outlaws 10, Lewistown Junior Redbirds 5
Belgrade Bandits 9, Great Falls Outlaws 2
Bozeman Junior Bucks 19, Belgrade Bandits 11U 4
Belgrade Bandits 12U 13, Lewistown Junior Redbirds 8
Bozeman Junior Bucks 13, Outlaw Baseball Club 1
Belgrade Bandits 11U 11, Great Falls Outlaws 3
Lewistown Junior Redbirds 18, Outlaw Baseball Club 3
Lewistown Junior Redbirds 7, Great Falls Outlaws 5
Belgrade Bandits 11U 21, Outlaw Baseball Club 10
Bozeman Junior Bucks 8, Lewistown Junior Redbirds 0
Belgrade Bandits 11U defeated Belgrade Bandits 12U, score not available
Bozeman Junior Bucks 21, Belgrade 11U 4 (championship)

This weekend the Lewistown Redbirds 12U team will be competing at the Cal Ripken 12U State Tournament (East) in Bozeman.



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