BELGRADE — At one point early in the season, the Billings Senior softball team was 1-2 after getting swept by Missoula Sentinel. The Broncs responded with a 12-game win streak heading into their game against Belgrade on Tuesday. The Panthers came into the game winning six games in a row and were looking for revenge after losing to the Broncs 4-2 in early April.
The Broncs jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the second inning on Tuesday and defeated the Panthers 11-2.
Hollis Baker got things rolling for Senior. The lefty junior crushed an opposite-field home run to drive in three runs and give the Broncs a 3-0 in the first inning. Baker finished the day with four RBI.
Broncs ace Kennedy Venner was magnificent on the mound, finishing with a complete game while giving up only two earned runs and striking out a whopping 15 batters. Venner had one hit and two RBI at the plate.
Arin Eaton had one hit for the Panthers, driving in both of their runs in the the bottom of the third inning.
Billings Senior is now 14-2 on the season and Belgrade falls to 11-3.