Three in a row, five of the last six and seven of the last nine.
As the State AA Legion baseball tournament begins Tuesday, Tanner Leenknecht’s career with the Billings Royals is nearing its conclusion. But … wow. What a way to go out.
The game was long over but Gordon Sveinson still had some work to do.
The struggling Scarlets searched for answers Wednesday night after being swept in a conference doubleheader for the second time in four days. But solutions weren’t immediately handy.
Prior to starting an all-important stretch of five conference games in five days, the Scarlets hung their title hopes in the Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers/Make-A-Wish Foundation tournament on inexperienced pitching and tired bats.
Konner Wiechman used to be a three-sport athlete. And a productive one. But last summer he made the difficult decision to give it all up to focus strictly on baseball.
Billings Scarlets pitcher Collin Maier gave up three hits in eight innings of work to help the Scarlets to a 6-0 win over the Billings Royals. It was the conference opener for both teams.
Collin Maier made eight starts as a freshman at Division III Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., this past spring, going 4-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 52 2/3 innings.
What a way to end a game.
The Billings Royals walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Matt Dillon emptied the bases with a walk-off grand slam over the left-field fence to help the Royals to a 7-6 win over the Billings Scarlets. Gordy Sveinson hit two home runs for the Scarlets.
Matt Kimmet needs no introduction. He has won wherever he’s been.
Winter is about to get a lot warmer for Billings youth baseball and softball players.
Most of the time, No. 1-vs.-No. 2 matchups live up to the hype.
Missoula Mavericks pitcher Nathan Jewett shut down the Billings Scarlets' bats, and the Mavericks gave him plenty of run support, including a grand slam from Josh Meador in the second inning. The Mavericks staved off elimination at the State AA Legion baseball tournament with the 11-1 win.
You could watch it 100 times on replay and you still wouldn’t be sure.
For the better part of a month, Scarlets coach Adam Hust has waited for his team to consistently deliver in big moments. The kinds of moments that produce runs.
It took a little late-inning magic for the Billings Scarlets to again get the best of the Billings Royals on Friday.
Billings Royals pitcher D.J. Baxter and Billings Scarlets pitcher Gage Hinsz kept opposing hitters at bay through six innings when it was tied at one run apiece. The Scarlets broke through with a three-run seventh, though, to earn the 4-1 win, sweeping the Royals on the season.
Adam Hust has been through the battles in a Scarlets uniform as a player, as an assistant coach and now as a determined and authoritative head coach. In all, Hust has been a part of five state championship teams.
The Billings Royals scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull within 5-4 of the Billings Scarlets. The Scarlets' Winston Cox hit a three-run double in the ninth inning, though, to help his team to a 9-4 win.