(Editor's note: MCC athletics release)
MILES CITY -- Miles Community College head baseball coach Jeff Brabant has announced the signing of Helena Senators product Tyler Tenney for the 2021-22 season.
Tenney is a 6-foot-2 shortstop from Helena Capital High School and is the son of Amy and Kevin Tenney.
Tenney is entering his senior season for the Helena Senators, who are coached by Jon Burnett. Tenney also plays for Big Sky Baseball during the fall. He has had a great career for both programs, hitting .342 with 37 RBIs and 34 runs scored. Tenney also pitched for the Senators, winning five games and saving three, giving up only 23 hits in 33 innings while striking out an average of one per inning. He also had a 1.273 ERA allowing 6 earned runs.
During his junior year, Tenney was an all-conference shortstop while also leading his team to a runner-up finish at state. He also excels on the basketball court where he was Capital High's team MVP the past two years.
While at MCC, Tenney plans on working towards a Business/Accounting degree.
"I chose Miles Community College because I really like the environment there. I like how coach Brabant runs things and treats his players," Tenney said. "I felt very welcomed on my visit there, and think that I will grow both as a player and a person there."
"(It's) simple, Tyler is one of the best, if not the best, shortstops in Montana," said Brabant. "He does everything that we want in an infielder. He has great feet, hands and arm action. He is that type of player that thinks a pitch and a play in advance, knows where to be, what to do, and those tangibles are hard to teach.
"His instincts, along with his athletic ability, make him a great get for us. We graduate both of our shortstops this year and we believe that Tyler will step right in and compete for us on day one. Tyler also has a tremendous work ethic and character to boot. It will be great to watch what Tyler will become in our uniform and where he propels himself moving on to an NCAA school."