HELENA — Helena Capital is no slouch in Western AA softball. In 36 regular-season games over the past three years, the Bruins came away victorious 32 times. However, in their final two non-conference games of the 2019 season, the Bruins dropped two straight against Billings Senior and Billings Skyview.
Head coach Mike Miller sees no reason to wave the red flag, recognizing the two losses as just bumps in the road of a long season.
“No, I don’t think it wavers our confidence. There’s a lot of distractions, that just showed me how we dealt with that. I’m still pretty confident in our girls. It’s just good competition,” Miller said about the losses to Senior and Skyview. “We play a variety of different levels of teams, so we’ve got to make sure that we play our game and not to the level of our competition.”
The Bruins open up the Western AA divisional tournament against the Kalispell Flathead Braves, a team Capital beat 20-1 and 12-0 during the regular season, but Capital junior Lauren Archie isn’t ready to count out the Bravettes.
“We definitely want to win, it would be fun to come out and be the first seed. Playing Flathead is going to be difficult, but we’re just looking to score a lot of runs,” Archie said.
Flathead and Capital will open things up on May 17 at 11 a.m. in Missoula