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Zimmer, Billings Royals dominate Class AA Legion all-state voting

Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 13:08:21-04
The Billings Royals celebrate their Class AA State Title after a walk-off single. (MTN Sports Photo)

BILLINGS – Brooks Zimmer was named an all-state outfielder and pitcher, and he was joined by two other teammates on the Montana-Alberta Class AA American Legion Baseball all-state list released Sunday as voted on by the league’s coaches.

Tyler Frieders also earned all-state pitching honors, and Jayden Kay (2B) helped the 2018 AA state champions dominate the list. Three more Royals – Cade Torgerson (P), Jarret Leinwand (C), and Dawson Smith (1B) – were named all-conference.

Royals manager Bryan Benjamin also earned the coach of the year award.

Below is the full list of 2018 honorees:

2018 MAALB Class AA All-State team
C Ben Tallman, Blgs Scarlets
1B Ty Penner, Lethbridge
2B Jayden Kay, Blgs Royals
3B Colin Sassano, Helena
SS Randy Stultz, Kalispell; Michael Freund, Bozeman
Utility IF Dylan Johnson, Blgs Scarlets
OF Wyatt Tomalty, Lethbridge; Matt Houlihan, Great Falls; Brooks Zimmer, Blgs Royals
P Adam Hubley, Bozeman; Matt Houlihan, Great Falls; Drew Scherrer, Kalispell; Sam Elliott, Kalispell; Brooks Zimmer, Blgs Royals; Tyler Frieders, Blgs Royals

2018 Class AA All-Conference team
C Jarrett Leinwand, Blgs Royals; Ryan Moodry, Butte
1B Dawson Smith, Blgs Royals
2B Raleigh Ferby, Lethbridge
3B Torrin Vaselenak, Lethbridge
Utility IF Zander Petrich, Bozeman
OF Taylor Morton, Kalispell; Christian Michaelson, Blgs Scarlets; Jack Suhai, Medicine Hat; Payton Price, Bozeman
P Levi Abbot, Lethbridge; Cade Torgerson, Blgs Royals