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The Billings Scarlets amassed 18 hits, including home runs by Kendall Selle and Josh Schoening, in a 17-1 victory over the Butte Miners in Eastern AA Legion baseball at Cobb Field.

Schoening’s solo homer came during the Scarlets’ 14-run fourth, which featured 10 hits. Chris Stinson hit a double for the Scarlets during their big inning.

With two outs in the bottom of the first, Selle connected on his homer to give Billings a 1-0 lead. Selle finished with three RBIs with two of them coming on free passes in the fourth inning as he was hit by a pitch and walked.

Also driving in three runners for the Scarlets was center fielder Travis Sherman, who went 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Stinson and Justin Hunter each knocked in two runners.

Selle and Stinson pitched for the Scarlets and combined for 10 strikeouts.

Butte 000 000 1 – 1 5 0
Billings Scarlets 100 (14)20 x – 17 18 2

Kevin Regan, Kyle Thomas (5), Nate Gelling (6) and Corey Cutler; Kendall Selle, Chris Stinson (6) and Josh Schoening, Dan Woodward (5).

Butte (3-11) – Kevin Regan 0-2, Kyle Thomas 0-1, Dean Waltee 0-4, Bryan Edwards 1-4, Chris Benski 1-2, Ryan Hardy 0-0, Greg Markovich 0-4, Nate Gelling 0-4, Luke Anderson 1-3, Corey Cutler 1-2, Scott Butcher 1-2.

Billings Scarlets (45-8, 13-3) – Gabe Lapito 1-3, Kyle McBride 0-1, Mike Wardell 3-3, Kyle Wilbert 1-2, Kendall Selle 1-1, Chris Martin 1-2, Chris Stinson 2-3, Justin Hunter 2-3, Kory Johnson 1-1, Travis Sherman 2-3, Casey Reichenberg 0-1, Travis Tormaschy 2-4, Josh Schoening 2-3, Dan Woodward 0-1, Kyle Pryor 0-4. 2B – Martin, Stinson. 3B – Wilbert. HR – Selle, Schoening.

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