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Fort Macleod Royals split four games at districts in Great Falls

A couple of bad innings sidelined Fort Macleod Royals last weekend at the American Legion Northern A District tournament at Great Falls.
The Royals went two-for-four in the eight team tournament which was eventually won by Vauxhall Spurs.
During the tournament, the league named Royals Aidan Kidd and Ty Schaffer first team all-stars.
Royals 7 Miners 4
Fort Macleod opened the tournament Friday with a 7-4 upset of Lethbridge Miners.
The underdog Royals fell behind 3-1 but tied the game in the fifth and got the go-ahead runs in the seventh.
Ty Schaffer pitched a complete game, nine-inning victory as he scattered 10 hits and a walk while striking out four Miners.
Schaffer helped his cause on offence as he went 2-for-5 with two runs batted in and also scored a run.
Brandyn Howg went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Tyson Goodreau went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Aidan Kidd went 2-for-4 with a run, walk and RBI, Ty Odney went 2-for-4 and scored two runs, and Chase Snider went 1-for-4 and scored a run.
Vauxhall 24 Royals 3
The victory over Lethbridge advanced the Royals on the A side to a game Saturday against Vauxhall Spurs.
The Spurs were jingling and jangling as they rolled to a 24-3 win in a game called in the seventh inning on the mercy rule.
The Royals were up 3-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning.
That’s when the roof caved in as Vauxhall scored 16 runs to blow the game wide open.
Odney went 1-for-2 and scored two runs and Howg and Darian Simmons both went 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Howg scored a run.
Goodreau and Snider both went 2-for-3, TJ Tornquist went 2-for-4 and Schaffer went 1-for-4.
Beau Walter took the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits in two innings.
Royals 15 Chargers 10
The loss to Vauxhall sent the Royals to the B side of the double knockout tournament.
In their second game on Saturday the Royals downed host Great Falls Chargers 15-10.
Fort Macleod settled this one early, scoring 11 runs in the second inning to build a lead Great Falls could not overcome.
Kidd went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, Schaffer went 1-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Odney went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run.
Goodreau went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and scored three runs, Snider went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored two runs, Tornquist went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Simmons went 2-for-5 with an RBI and scored two runs and Peter Zmurchyk went 1-for-2 with an RBI and one run scored.
Zach Bennett was the winning pitcher as he gave up one run on four hits and a walk with one strikeout in 2 1/3 innings.
Redbirds 20 Royals 4
Fort Macleod with the win advanced to a game Sunday against Lewistown Redbirds.
One bad inning ended the Royals hopes of a district championship, when the Redbirds scored 10 runs in the fifth to take a commanding 13-4 lead.
Lewistown added seven more runs in the sixth and the game was called on the 10-run mercy rule.
Odney went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Snider and Walter both drove in runs and Howg went 2-for-3 at the dish.
Simmons and Tornquist both went 1-for-3 and scored a run.
Odney pitched 4 1/3 innings and was saddled with the loss, allowing eight runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Simmons pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks.

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