HELENA — Coming off their first sweep of the season on Sunday, the Helena Senators are winners of three of their four games and sit at 5-3 overall. That sweep, Helena’s first of the season, came against the Missoula Mavericks on the road and helped get the Senators back on track after a big loss to Kalispell last Saturday.
Helena Senators Tyler Tenney greets his teammates while heading back to the dugout during a game against Bozeman earlier this season. Gary Marshall, BMGphotos.com
“Sunday was big because we didn’t play very well the last game on Saturday versus Kalispell,” Senators head coach Jon Burnett said. “It was big for the guys just to bounce back. We played relatively clean on defense, pitchers threw strikes, we executed some hit and runs and moved the ball around and played our type of baseball on Sunday. I would say for sure those are our best two back-to-back games we’ve put together this year.”
Helena took down Missoula 14-2 in the first game on Sunday behind a 3-for-5, five-RBI effort from Tyler Tenney and a strong performance from Victor Scott on the mound. The second game was more of a grind as the Senators saw a 6-3 lead evaporate in the sixth inning. For the second time in four games, however, Helena grabbed the lead on a wild pitch in the seventh inning and never looked back in a 7-6 win.