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Cubs Win Two Against Anaconda A's On Final Home Games

The Dillon Cubs wrapped up the home stretch of the season with back to back wins against the Anaconda A's on Thursday night. The cubs started off hard in game one by taking the lead early and never looking back.

Game two Anaconda came out and took the lead early making it look like a reverse situation. But Dillon would come back with a vengeance in the bottom of the sixth racking up 10 runs and clinching the win. Highlights of the games are as follows:

Game 1

The Cubs easily dispatched Anaconda on Thursday at Ray Lynch Park, 11-2.

Dillon got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after Kale Konen hit a solo home run to left field, and Sawyer Tackett doubled, scoring two runs.

The Cubs scored five runs on four hits in the bottom of the second inning. Konen doubled, scoring two runs, Cohen Hartman singled, scoring one run, Trenton Moreni doubled, scoring one run, and Tackett singled, scoring one run.

Tyler Lagunas earned the win for the Cubs. They gave up six hits and two runs (zero earned) over six innings, striking out eight and walking one. Tanner Cromwell took the loss for A's. The right-handed pitcher went five and two-thirds innings, giving up 11 runs (nine earned) on 11 hits, striking out one and walking four. Hartman tossed one inning of scoreless ball for Dillon in relief. The reliever surrendered zero hits, striking out one and walking none.

The Cubs collected 11 hits in the game. Tackett led the Cubs with three hits in three at bats. Konen, Moreni, and Andrew Bartlome each collected multiple hits for Dillon.

Bryant Saltenberger led A's with two hits in three at bats. Kellen Connors led A's with one run batted in. The outfielder went 1-for-3 on the day. A's turned one double play in the game.

Game 2

Cohen Hartman collected four hits in four at bats, as the Cubs defeated the A's 17-8 on Thursday at Cubs Field at Ray Lynch Park. Hartman singled in the second inning, singled in the sixth inning, singled in the first inning, and singled in the fourth inning.

The Cubs came back to win despite trailing 7-1 in the second.

The A's got on the board in the top of the first inning after Andrew Tallon hit a sacrifice fly, Tyrel Smith walked, and Tanner Cromwell singled, each scoring one run.

The A's added to their early lead in the top of the second inning when Tommy Sawyer doubled, scoring two runs, Riley Kriskovich doubled, scoring one run, and an error scored one run.

The A's added one run in the third after Sawyer doubled.

The Cubs flipped the game on its head in the bottom of the sixth, scoring 10 runs on five hits to take a 17-8 lead. The biggest blow in the inning was a single by Andrew Bartlome that drove in two.

Trenton Moreni earned the win for Dillon. The right-handed pitcher surrendered three hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out two and walking three. Smith took the loss for the A's. They went five innings, giving up 14 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits, striking out two and walking two. Hartman led things off on the bump for the Cubs. The righty allowed seven hits and eight runs (six earned) over four innings, striking out six and walking three.

The Cubs amassed 13 hits in the game. Sawyer Tackett and Hartman each drove in three runs for Dillon. Kale Konen and Bartlome each collected multiple hits for the Cubs.

The A's accumulated 10 hits in the game. Cromwell, Sawyer, and Smith each collected two hits for the A's. Sawyer led the A's with three runs batted in. They went 2-for-3 on the day. The A's had patience at the plate, piling up six walks for the game. Nate Blodnick and Teague Cromwell led the team with two bases on balls each. Blodnick stole three bases. The A's stole seven bases in the game. The A's turned two double plays in the game.

The Cubs will go to the Class A South District Tournament on Thursday, July 20 and running through Sunday, July 23, 2023 in Three Forks, MT.

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