Glacier Twins celebrate state legion title


MISSOULA, Mont. - The legion baseball season is over for all of our Montana teams… unless of course you're a state champion like the Glacier Twins. The squad from Whitefish earned that title after winning the ‘A' crown in Lewistown this past weekend.

The Twins captured the title with an 8-4 victory against the Laurel Dodgers, who they lost too earlier during tournament play.

"It's a huge accomplishment to all of us," said Twins outfielder Kyler Howke. "I didn't think we had it coming into districts, we were kind of on a losing streak going there. But we just hit our peaking point at the right time."

"They just came alive, the boys hit the ball, the two strike hitting was unbelievable," said Glacier head coach Bob Rupp. "They played good defense and our pitching was outstanding. The boys on the mound did the job and it just made everything else come together."

The Twins were able to celebrate that title Monday night with teammates, friends, and family as a parade, complete with a fire truck ride for the players, was held in their honor.

The championship is the first state legion title for glacier baseball since 1986. That ends a 27-year title drought on the diamond for the Twins, and earning them a spot in the history books.

Glacier now advances to the Northwest A Regional tournament in Anchorage, AK. The Twins'opening game is Friday at 3 p.m. against Alaska's No. 2 team.