Independents open at 2-0

The Helena Independents Class B Legion baseball team opened the season with two wins over Bozeman, 12-4 and 6-5.

Pitchers Colter Bauch and Peyton Witham combined for eight strikeouts in Game 1. Witham did not yield an earned run in four innings of work. Walter Evans pitched the win in Game 2, striking out five in 3 2/3 innings and not allowing an earned run.

The offense was led by Seth Barrett, Hunter Sickerson, Ryan Barrett and Matt Krieger, each of whom produced multiple RBIs and runs scored. Bauch scored the winning run in the nightcap, racing home on a wild pitch.