The Missoula Mavericks beat the Billings Scarlets twice today in a doubleheader held in Missoula. The Mavs won game one 3-1, and game two 6-0.
Game one was a pitcher's duel between Nick Yovetich of Missoula, and Ben Tallman of Billings. Tallman actually had a no-hitter through five innings, but weirdly enough, was trailing in the game due to a first inning that consisted of two walks and an outfield error.
Yovetich pitched a complete game four-hitter, giving up only one run in the second inning.
In game two, Yovetich turned the ball over to Dylan Barkley, who proceeded to pitch a complete game two-hit shutout. Barkley had eight strikeouts, and kept the Scarlet hitters off-balance all evening. Dane Fraiser and James Martin each had three hits for the Mavs.
It's a huge doubleheader sweep for a Mavs team that is coming off a great weekend in Lewiston, where they lost in the championship game of the Legion tournament.