Bitterroot Red Sox 12U baseball takes….., looks ahead to regionals
MISSOULA — The Bitterroot Red Sox 12-and-under baseball team has a group of kids who have really only known winning.
The group just won its third state title since it was playing in the 9U division. The Red Sox will again rep Montana at next week’s regionals in Meridian, Idaho, where the team first won the 9U title a few years back.
The Red Sox ran through the tournament without a loss, cruising their way to the title.
“They are a good group and a talented group,” manager Larry Lockhart said over the phone Thursday. “They’ve been together for so long that losing is hard for them to do. … I think our chances are better than they have ever been.”
Regionals are set to start next week.
BY KEVIN SWEENEY
Happy Friday! The AL East is the best division in baseball, with all five teams currently over .500. We’ve got two in-division games to watch today, including the surging Orioles in Tampa Bay and baseball’s top rivalry in the Bronx
Also on today’s docket: more action from the Open Championship at St. Andrews, the Chet Holmgren show at Summer League and much more.
Here’s what I’m watching today.
For the second straight weekend, these two clubs meet in what will become an all-too-familiar matchup in the second half of the season. The Sox and Yanks split a four-game set last week, as the Red Sox won the final two games of the series after dropping the first two. Boston is finally getting some reinforcements for a starting rotation that has been riddled with injuries, as Nathan Eovaldi makes his first appearance in more than a month tonight after Chris Sale made his season debut earlier this week.