BILLINGS – Cade Torgerson couldn’t choose between playing baseball or football at the collegiate level. The University of Jamestown made his decision simple.

Torgerson announced on Twitter on Wednesday evening that he has committed to play both sports for the Jimmies next year.

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Torgerson played a key role in Billings Senior’s football program, which won its second straight Class AA state championship in November. The Broncs finished the season 13-0 and have now won 26 consecutive games.

Torgerson was the backup quarterback for Chris Murdock’s Broncs, playing behind Montana State commit Nolan Askelson. But Torgerson saw the field plenty in Senior’s championship campaign, appearing in nine games. He completed 26 of 36 passes for 235 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions according to MaxPreps. Torgerson tossed a 31-yard touchdown pass in Senior’s 49-7 rout of Missoula Sentinel in the semifinals.

A transfer from Shepherd High School, Torgerson has also excelled on the legion baseball field in the Magic City. A pitcher for the Billings Royals, Torgerson earned all-conference honors last summer and helped the program to a 13-5 regular season record, second in the Eastern AA behind Bozeman. Torgerson and the Royals placed third at the Montana Alberta Legion Baseball Tournament.

Torgerson joins a Jimmies’ football program that finished 2-9 in 2017. He will join Stevensville defensive tackle Cody Coleman as the only Montanans on the roster. Culbertson’s Justin Larsen was a senior this past fall.

The Jamestown baseball team is off to a 7-0 start this season after finishing 40-21 record last year. The Jimmies qualified for the NAIA national tournament, but fell in the opening round. Torgerson’s older brother, Cole, is a sophomore pitcher for the Jimmies.

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