BOZEMAN — The Bozeman Bucks took home the Class AA American Legion Baseball state championship on Wednesday with their 6-1 win over the Billings Royals capping one of the best seasons in program history.
The Bucks' next step will be regional competition in Lewiston, Idaho where they will will face off against the runner-ups from Washington on Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. The coaches and players know the competition they will see in Lewiston will be the best they've seen all season, but the boys from the 406 are ready to give it their all with the incredible opportunity they've been given.
“It’s going to be a tough one -- I know, I’ve been there -- but there’s going to be teams we can beat," said tournament MVP Hunter Williams. "If we just continue growing how we are, I know we can eat and win that, too, if we really stride for it and we really believe we can win that, too.”
“We get go play more baseball, we get to go on to the regionals," said Bucks manager Garrett Schultz. "I think our guys are going to attack that just like they’ve done with the state tournament."