BILLINGS — Helena erupted for seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 10-7 American Legion baseball victory over the Billings Royals on Monday at Dehler Park.
A two-runs single by Jackson Thennis broke the inning open against Royals starter Beau Thomas. The first six batters in the Senators lineup reached base and scored.
Thennis and teammates Koby Griffin, Henry Bowers and Ryan Dorvall each finished the game with two hits.
The Royals will play the Senators in a doubleheader today at Dehler Park.