HELENA — Colt Tietje is on cloud nine right now.
It wasn’t long ago he was told of his addition to the Helena Senators’ roster, a promotion of sorts from the Class A squad, and just last week that he threw the Reps’ first no-hitter since 2015.
On Sunday, with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh inning of a 3-3 tie, it was Tietje who once again played hero, drawing the five-pitch free pass and picking up the game-winning RBI to continue Helena’s unbeaten start to the season.
After a 4-3 walk-off of Kalispell and an 11-5 victory over Bozeman (earlier on Sunday), the Senators improved to 12-0.
“I was a little nervous, of course, but I just really wanted it,” Tietje said. “I wanted to show the team that I can do it and that I belong. I wanted to win it for the team because they had played an awesome game in the field.
"I was ready."
Helena Senators with their mothers on Mother's Day