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Gallatin Valley’s Patrick Dietz pitches against Glacier in the Class A title game on Monday in Havre.

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A four-run seventh inning, capped by a walk-off single from Brody Ayers, made winners of the Gallatin Valley Outlaws on Friday in their first game at the Class A Northwest Regional Tournament in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Outlaws pieced together the comeback to claim a 7-6 victory against Marsh Valley (Idaho) and advance to the winner’s side of the bracket. They will play again at 6 p.m. Saturday against the winner of two Alaska teams.

Trailing 6-3 entering the bottom of the seventh inning against the Eagles, the Idaho state champion, Gallatin Valley had three consecutive batters reach base. Patrick Dietz walked and Brandon Beedie was safe due to an error. A Trevor Doud single scored a run, and an Isaac Richardson single two batters later brought home another. Doud tied the game by scoring on a wild pitch, and Ayers’ hit to center field scored Richardson to complete the comeback.

Richardson finished 3 for 4, and leadoff hitter Brady Jones also added two hits and an RBI. Dietz and Richardson each scored two runs.

Outlaws pitcher Mayson Shively allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings of work. He struck out six. Josh Majors earned the win in relief despite allowing the sixth Marsh Valley run in the top of the seventh.

The Eagles scored two runs apiece in the first and third innings and then single runs in the fifth and seventh. Gallatin Valley’s first three runs all came in the third inning on run-scoring hits from Jones and Richardson, along with a wild pitch.

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Parker Cotton can be reached at or 406-582-2670. Follow him on Twitter @ByParkerCotton. 

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