MILES CITY — In a game delayed approximately 2 1/2 hours due to rain, the Glacier Twins scored two runs in the top of the sixth to defeat the three-time defending state champion Bitterroot Red Sox 2-1 in the undefeated semifinal game at the State A American Legion baseball tournament here late Friday.
The Red Sox scored their lone run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead.
The Laurel Dodgers moved on with a 11-2 win over the Belgrade Bandits in a loser-out game.
Laurel has come on strong since losing its opening game 15-6 to the Gallatin Valley Outlaws. Since the loss, Laurel has outscored its two opponents 25-5.
In the day's first game, the Outlaws ended the Miles City Mavericks' season with a 10-3 win.
On Saturday, Gallatin Valley will play the Red Sox at 2 p.m. in a loser-out game. The Dodgers and Twins will then meet at 5 p.m.
Gallatin Valley 10, Miles City 3
Thomas Carlson, Kyle Grevious, Michael Jones and Ryan Murphy each had two RBIs for the Gallatin Valley Outlaws as they defeated the Miles City Mavericks 10-3.
The Mavericks' Jess Bellows scored the game's first run in the first inning when he was brought home by Jared Bellows' double to to left.
Gallatin Valley would respond with a run in the second inning on a Thomas Carlson line drive. Gallatin Valley had a four-run-outburst in the third inning to bring its lead to 5-2.
Miles City would cut into the lead with a run in each of the third and sixth innings, but the Mavs' comeback attempt was foiled when the Outlaws recorded five runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.
Michael Nehring pitched a complete game for the Outlaws. He struck out three and scattered 11 hits in the win.
Miles City outhit the Outlaws 11-8.
Laurel 11, Belgrade 2
Cash Golden had a big day from the mound and the plate to lead the Laurel Dodgers over the Belgrade Bandits, 11-2 in a loser-out game.
Golden went 3-5 with one run and three RBIs, while throwing four strikeouts in five innings and allowing one run.
Golden was relived by Deklan Harper and Carson West, who combined for three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings to end the game.
Laurel never trailed in the game, leading 10-0 in the top of the sixth inning before the Bandits' Colten Charnhulm and Justin Rickenberry each hit an RBI in the bottom of the inning.
Noah Gunther and Chase Feller each had two RBIs for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers outhit the Bandits 15-6.