The Helena Senators’ Kienan Stief and Carter Pappas sparked a run-rule victory over the Great Falls Chargers on Sunday, 13-3 in eight innings.
Stief went 2 for 3 at the plate with three RBIs, while Pappas started on the mound for the Senators, and pitched six innings of four-hit ball for the win at Kindrick Legion Field.
The win moves coach Dave Thennis’ Senators to 28-22 on the year.
Pappas gave up three runs, although none of which were earned, and struck out two Chargers’ batsmen. Ray Moore Jr. relieved the final two scoreless frames, giving up one hit.
Helping the local club’s offense with a pair of RBIs apiece were Jackson Maynard and Conor McCarvel. The Senators out-hit the visitors 10-5, with all nine starters getting a hit. Moore and Colin Sassano both drove in a run, as well.
Chargers’ hurler Brayden Welty took the loss.
"(The win) was a combination of good things, really," coach Thennis said. "Carter and Ray both looked good on the mound, and we hit when we needed to, and played sound defense."