MILES CITY — If Bitterroot is going to make it four consecutive Class A state titles, the Red Sox will have to double their work load on Sunday.
The Glacier Twins remained undefeated at the American Legion tournament, defeating Laurel 10-9 on Saturday in the final game of the day. Glacier pushed across two runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for the win.
Glacier and Bitterroot will play for the state title on Sunday at 1 p.m. If Bitterroot wins, a second championship game will be played.
The Red Sox will have to defeat the Twins twice for a fourth state title. Glacier defeated Bitterroot 2-1 in Friday's unbeaten semifinal, scoring two runs in the top of the sixth inning. The game finished late Friday night after a rain delay of more than two hours.
The Red Sox advanced to the championship game with a 2-1 win over Gallatin Valley on Saturday.
Glacier 10, Laurel 9
Coby Clark-Dickinson had three RBIs for Glacier, while Caleb Meehan and Danial Seymour had two apiece.
Deklan Harper and Carson Feller each had four hits for the Dodgers.
The teams combined for 27 hits and Glacier survived six errors.
Laurel had a 3-0 lead after the first inning with Glacier responding with a five-run second inning. The Dodgers added four more in the fourth and a single run in the fifth.
The Twins scored four runs in the final three innings.
Bitterroot 2, Gallatin Valley 1
Tanner Goligoski had a clutch RBI in the sixth inning to lift the Red Sox over the Gallatin Valley Outlaws, 2-1.
Both pitchers tossed complete games. The Outlaws' Thomas Carlson struck out four batters, while allowing five hits. Bridon Bowman scattered seven hits and struck out one to limit the Outlaws to just one run.
Neither team had a batter collect more than one hit.