HELENA — It's unusual for a team's offense to be described as "versatile." Either they gravitate toward small ball or they tend to be a team that hacks away. On Saturday night at Kindrick Legion Field, the Senators' hitters did not fit just one mold. They showed their versatility in a doubleheader sweep of the Billings Royals, 8-5 and 11-1.
"Two big conference wins for us," said Helena coach Jon Burnett. "We're getting down near the end of the season, so any wins we can get are good wins."
The twin bill saw Helena bunt the Royals to death in one game, and then barrel up almost everything in the next game.
During the Senators' seven-run third inning in the first game, Helena reached first base safely on two sacrifice bunts and once on a squeeze play. It also manufactured a run with a sac fly and an infield single.
"That first game we did just enough," Burnett said. "We played a little small ball; we needed to."
Victor Scott provided the back-breaking blow, a three-run double down the left-field line with two outs during that big third inning.
Ethan Keintz. Photo by Gary Marshall, BMGphotos.com