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Mariners rack up victories

POLSON – Both Mission Valley Mariner squads opened the 23rd Annual Firecracker Tournament with victories. 

On Friday, the Mariners B squad defeated the Kootani Valley Rangers 6-5. The B squad also easily won their game against the Bitterroot Red Sox B team on Saturday 5-3, however they dropped their Sunday game 8-2 to the Missoula Pioneers. 

The Mission Valley Mariners A squad slipped by the Dillion Cubs 12-11 on Saturday and lost a hard-fought close one to the Glacier Twins B team 10-9 on Sunday.

The Mariners A and B squads played a game each on Monday and Tuesday after press deadline. 

Other activities during the four-day tournament included a home run derby, hit the bucket contest, a crawdad crawl, relay around the bases race, baseball bingo and trivia during the games. They also had a pulled pork dinner. 

After the games on Saturday, there was a special Movie on the Mound event which featured the baseball movie the Sandlot. 

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