TACOMA, Wash. -- Former Billings Scarlets player Nick Funyak was named a Northwest Conference athlete of the week.
You could watch it 100 times on replay and you still wouldn’t be sure.
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.
The Billings Scarlets split a Legion baseball doubleheader with Bozeman on Sunday at Pirtz Field. Bozeman won the opener 13-7, and the Scarlets won the second game 2-0.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Billings Scarlets scored four runs in the top of the seventh to rally for a 7-4 victory over Farmington, Minn., on Sunday at the Gopher Classic American Legion baseball tournament.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Billings Scarlets went 1-1 at the Gopher Classic American Legion baseball tournament on Saturday.
The loud “ping” that rang off Cole Jones’ aluminum bat in the fourth inning carried a sound of frustration. Up to that point the Scarlets were held without a hit, and Jones made their first one count by fiercely ripping a leadoff single up the middle.
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.
An hour removed from a 21-run outburst and 24 hours removed from a rousing extra-inning victory over the Royals, the Scarlets suddenly found themselves on the other end of the Legion baseball pendulum.
Collin Maier guessed correctly, and the Scarlets again got the best of the Royals late Saturday night at Dehler Park.
LETHBRIDGE, Alberta -- Cole Jones and Shelby Zorn each had two RBIs, and the Billings Scarlets earned a 5-3 victory over Class AA foe Lethbridge on Monday.
HELENA -- Nick Funyak had six RBIs as the Billings Scarlets pounded out 16 hits in a 14-4 win over the Helena Senators in Class AA American Legion baseball on Saturday afternoon.
HELENA -- The Helena Senators scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to capture a 9-8 victory over the Scarlets on Friday at Kindrick Legion Field.
DENVER -- The Billings Scarlets ran their record at the Cherry Creek Classic to 5-0 with a pair of American Legion baseball wins on Saturday.
CHERRY CREEK, Colo. -- The Billings Scarlets scored five runs in the last three innings, including two in the bottom of the seventh, to rally for a 6-5 win over Team Colorado/Goodman on Thursday.
The excitement that Adam Hust felt at the end of the 2012 Legion baseball season has carried over to 2013.
Nick Funyak’s two-strike, two-out home run in the first inning gave the Billings Scarlets a measure of momentum Thursday night at Dehler Park.
WHITEFISH — Another day, another dramatic win for the Billings Scarlets. And this one was the most improbable of all.
Just as they were last year in Butte, the Scarlets and Royals are in Whitefish on a mission to get back to Billings.