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By Jack H. Smith
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Outlaws hosting five straight

 

The Gallatin Valley Outlaws will be back at home next week. Voice photo

After a road-heavy schedule to start the season, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws American Legion Baseball team will be back at Imerys Field July 2 against Dillon, the first of five consecutive home games.

After playing their first nine games of the season on the road, the Outlaws went 3-0 earlier this month at the annual Imerys Tournament.

Assistant Coach Ryan Murphy said the team started off the heavy road slate pretty rough in terms of record but were playing good teams.

"We were competitive against them which was a good sign. Come district and state tournament time all those road games will prepare us for being gone 4-5 days at a time at those tournaments," he said.

With the perfect record at the Imerys Tournament, Murphy praised the team for wins over the Bitterroot Red Sox and Cody Cubs and while they are currently around the .500 mark in terms of record, the team is very young – with a lot of upside.

"There are only two players that saw time on the Outlaws two years ago when we took third and only a handful that even saw time last year on last year's third-place team. The more games we play we can only get better as the young kids get more reps at this level; they will only get better which is exciting to see every day to watch them get better. We have a strong pitching staff which we will rely on a lot throughout the year but as of late our bats have heated up and hope to keep that going. Our goal as always is to make it to the state tournament and be competitive there," he said.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

July 2 – Dillon 4 p.m.

July 6 – Belgrade 4 p.m.

July 8 – Bozeman 4 p.m.

July 11 – Helena Noon

July 12 – Anaconda 1 p.m.

 

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