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Billings Senior hoping speed trumps power this season

Posted at 6:20 PM, Mar 30, 2018

BILLINGS – When the Billings Senior Broncs kick off their softball season next week, they’ll be unveiling a brand new lineup.

Senior graduated the top five hitters in their order, including Midland Roundtable Athlete of the Year Brittanee Fisher and her prodigious power. But while home runs are great, this year’s group is out to prove not everyone digs the long ball.

“It’s going to be a lot better for us, cause it’s going to be a lot less boring I guess,” said outfielder Kristen McCarthy. “Just hitting homeruns all the time isn’t really that fun. Getting runs, rallying the whole time, is going to make it a lot more fun for us I think, so we can give that camaraderie a chance to work with us this year, which I think will help us in the long run.”

“I definitely know we’re losing a lot of homerun hitters, but we’re going to improve more with short base hits to make up what for we’ve lost,” said third baseman Courtnie Brown. “It makes the game go by way faster, and you have a lot more fun if everybody can hit, compared to one person hitting homerun after homerun.”

Senior will open their season against Missoula Big Sky next Friday with a doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m.