HELENA – The Helena Capital softball team has been stuck indoors so far this season trying to make the Bears Den feel as much like the ballpark as it can. It’s not ideal, but this experienced team will take any chance it can get to play ball.
“I just think our adversity,” said senior Taylor Mathews, discussing the team’s strengths. “We have 10 seniors this year and we’re coming back all as one. I think we’ll work together very well.”
“We’ve obviously got a lot of upperclassmen back, letter winners, some of our top players are back, which is pretty good,” said head coach Mike Miller. “We won the conference last year. Both our pitchers are back. We’re blessed in that we have two very good pitchers. Where other teams have a No. 1 and a No. 2, we kind of have co-1s, so they’re back. That obviously gives us a jump-start on other teams. But pitchers don’t dominate quite as much as they used to. It’s a great thing to have, but a lot of times other parts of the game are catching up.”
The season starts for the Bruins on Thursday when they take on Helena High at 4 p.m. at Northwest Park.