Post 43 Giants 18U fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 8-4 loss to Billings Halos on Saturday. Billings Halos scored on a walk by #12 in the first inning, a single by #33in the first inning, and a fielder’s choice by #6 in the second inning.
Billings Halos got things started in the first inning when #12 drew a walk, scoring one run.
Post 43 put up three runs in the sixth inning and scored its runs on a triple by Matt Ellingson.
Billings Halos scored four runs in the third inning. #11, #1, and #6 all drove in runs in the frame.
#15 was on the hill for Billings Halos. He surrendered four runs on three hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out eight.
Nate Fairbanks led things off on the mound for Post 43 Giants. He lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and eight runs while striking out two. Connor Lang threw four and a third innings in relief allowing four hits, one walk, and no runs.
Ellingson went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Giants in hits.
Billings Halos collected ten hits. #2, #6, and #33 each had multiple hits for Billings Halos.