16 May 2010
The Boys of Summer Return
I probably should say that Laurel was thrashing the Blue Jays unmercifully. It was 16-1 when I left in the 5th inning. The boys from Laurel look strong and may well repeat their State A Championship from last year.
On the way to Dehler Park I passed a batting cage, also in Stewart Park. That looked like fun and would also enable you to mark off one of a Baseball Fan's Bucket List.
Driving down Central I saw some softball action at the Lady Broncs Field and a Little League game on the corner of 8th and Central. Saturday is a big day for bat and ball games in Billings.
Both the A and the AA teams were kind enough to let in for free the under 12 year-olds and the over 60 year-olds. That is a good idea. I might even make a donation to the program if they would only ask. They didn't have any team souvenirs or scorebooks yet but I was promised that this would be fixed soon.
As usual Kurt Prchal was slaving away getting the concessions ready the the coming season.
According to the Gazette the Scarlets managed to sweep the Chargers fairly easily in both the afternoon and early evening games. Another 8 run outburst in the 2nd game put that one away as easily as the early game.
The Scarlets and Royals will be pretty busy at Dehler Park on weekends 'til they get out of school and then will alternate with the Mustangs starting in late June. Check these games out. Good baseball.