The Bozeman Bucks' Kehler Murfitt bats against Columbia Basin (Spokane) at the Keith Sell Tournament at Kindrick Legion Field. (SLIM KIMMEL/MTN Sports)

BOZEMAN – Two more wins and the Bozeman Bucks can reach their first goal.

If Bozeman beats the Kalispell Lakers on Thursday and Friday at Griffin Field in the Flathead, the Bucks will earn the No. 1 seed entering next week’s Montana-Alberta State AA Legion Tournament. The Bucks could also clinch the top seed with one win and a loss from teams directly below them in the standings.

Bozeman (13-3) hosts this year’s state tournament at Heroes Park, a diamond where the Bucks have dropped only two league contests all season. The tournament begins on Wednesday, August 26.

Following a mid-week sweep over Butte, the Helena Senators have climbed to No. 2 in the conference. Dave Thennis’ club owns a 12-4 record heading into their conference finales at the Billings Royals on Thursday and Friday. The Senators travel to Bozeman for a non-conference affair on Sunday.

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The Royals, currently third in the league, can surpass the Senators with a sweep this week at Dehler Park.

The unofficial standings as of Wednesday evening can be found below.

Montana-Alberta Class AA Legion Baseball

1) Bozeman Bucks 13-3
2) Helena Senators 12-4
3) Billings Royals 11-5
4) Missoula Mavericks 10-5
5) Kalispell Lakers 8-6
6) Great Falls Chargers 8-7
7) Lethbridge Elks 7-9
8) Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs 5-13
9) Billings Scarlets 4-12
10) Butte Miners 1-15

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