The Helena Senators were expecting to close out their season at home one way or another, with the Legion AA State tournament expected to be in Helena.
But a last-minute change in venue, with the state tournament moving to Billings, made Monday night's non-conference game against the Missoula Mavericks the final game at Kindrick Legion Field this season for the Senators, who closed things out with a come-from-behind 7-6 win over their AA rivals.
Both teams used five pitchers each in their final games before the state tournament opens Wednesday. Helena will take on Great Falls at 4 p.m. Missoula will play Kalispell at 1 p.m.
In the third inning, Helena broke a 0-0 tie when Chase Nielsen drove home two runs on a two-out single. Missoula then tied the game back up in the fifth, before Ethan Keintz, one of Helena's seniors, delivered an RBI single to put the Senators in front 3-2.
Chase Nielsen stretches out to catch a ball at first base Monday at Kindrick Legion Field. He had two hits and four RBI in the win. Gary Marshall/BMGPhotos.com