BOZEMAN – Sparked by the potent bat of Henry Bowers, the Helena Senators came from behind to beat the Miles City Outlaws at the Cody Legg Memorial Tournament on Friday, 12-5.
The Senators fell behind 5-1 after four innings, but then closed the gap to 5-2 in the fifth, before exploding for six runs in the sixth stanza, and four markers in the seventh.
Coach Dave Thennis’ Senators stand at 29-15 on the year.
“Things were definitely not easy today, but the kids hung in there and figured it out, late,” Thennis said. “Henry had a great day, and a clutch double that broke things open.”
Bowers went 3 for 4 at the plate, lacing a double and driving in five runs. Kienan Stief (double) and Danny Burton (RBI) were both 2 for 4 and scored two runs apiece, while Kenny Wilson posted a pair of RBIs.
Helena starting pitcher Ryan Dorvall went 3.1 innings, allowing four hits and four earned runs, while striking out four. Reliever Kenny Wilson pitched the last 3.2 frames of scoreless ball for the win. He gave up just two hits and fanned four.
Today the Senators will play a seeded game in the tourney, yet to be decided by press time.