HELENA — Cole Graham sent a rocket into left-center field, and when it came down, the Helena Senators advanced to an unblemished 10-0 to begin the 2023 season.
Helena picked up its fourth win of the season over Missoula on Wednesday night, batting around in a sixth-run fifth inning to run-rule the Mavericks 13-3.
“I think we took better approaches after our [scoreless] third and fourth innings,” Graham, a first-year Senator, said. “Once we got it rolling, we just kept it going and took good swings.”
There’s a lot going right for a Senators team that saw three All-State and two All-Conference players age out of the program following a state championship game appearance in 2022.
Leadership was a question as Opening Day rolled around, but with two weeks until conference play begins, those questions have largely been answered by upperclassmen in new roles.