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Bring all forms to our registration/fundraising meeting for all families, both new and returning on January 28th, 6 p.m., at the Comfort Inn. For the meeting, please bring your player’s:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Player Indemnification form (a notary will be available at the meeting)
  3. MHSA physical exam form
  4. $50 tryout check
  5. The drug policy is currently under review—a revised policy will be released by the meeting date, and can be signed before tryouts

Schultz to Head up Bucks as Director and Head Coach of Baseball

(Bozeman, Mont.) The American Legion Baseball Executive Committee announced today that Director and Head Coach Richard Poliquin has resigned. Coach Poliquin led the Bucks Program through a successful 2017 season including a conference title for the “AA” team. Poliquin told the Executive Committee that personal matters required him to join his family in Arizona. Poliquin stated, “It was a hard decision to leave the players and the program, but family had to come first.”

Legion baseball is in the middle of game and winter work out scheduling so the Executive Committee started the process of looking for a replacement immediately. Several finalists from last year’s nationwide search were currently working in the program and were considered to replace Coach Poliquin.

The Bozeman Baseball Executive Committee has announced that 2017 head Bucks “A” Coach Garrett Schultz has accepted the offer to become the 2018 Director and Head Coach of Bozeman Legion Baseball effective January 1st.

Coach Rich Poliquin

Coach Garrett Schultz

Schultz enters his 7th year coaching Legion Baseball, and will bring his competitive mentality to the director position. Schultz says, “I am excited to continue to develop young men of integrity and build a perennially competitive program that represents our Bozeman Community and Post 14 well. Coach Poliquin and the 2017 staff have the program in a great place, and we have some quality young men returning from last year’s successful team. I’m grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to getting started.”

Schultz was part of last year’s program-wide success, where he led the Bucks “A” squad to a much-improved 4th place conference and district finish. Schultz previously served as the head coach in Belgrade, where his 2011 team went 26-2 in conference, securing both a conference and district championship. He has also served as an assistant coach in Gillette, WY, where he helped the Roughriders to a 2014 State Championship.

Schultz caught for two years at NAIA College of Idaho, as well as one season in the Boise Collegiate Summer League. He is a local Belgrade, MT product, playing his legion career for the Bandits. He currently lives in Bozeman with his wife Jessica, and sons Weston, Cannon, and Kayson.

Schultz hopes to retain much of last year’s coaching staff, but he will be looking to fill at least one coaching role, as his promotion creates a vacancy at the “A” level. Interested applicants should contact him at garrett.schultz@bozemanlegionbaseball.com.

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Media Contacts:

Head Coach Garrett Schultz garrett.schultz@bozemanlegionbaseball.com 

Executive Committee Chairman Jim Ullman jim.ullman@bozemanlegionbaseball.com

Bozeman Bucks – A Grabs Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Belgrade Bandits B

Bozeman Bucks – A took the lead late and defeated Belgrade Bandits B 18-8 on Wednesday. The game was tied at eight with Bozeman Bucks – A batting in the bottom of the sixth when Griffin V uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run.

Bozeman Bucks – A earned the victory despite allowing Belgrade Bandits B to score five runs in the fifth inning. Belgrade Bandits B’s big inning was driven by a single by Brandon B and a single by Conner R.

Bozeman Bucks – A took an early lead in the first inning. Garrett Nash grounded out, scoring two runs.

After Belgrade Bandits B scored one run in the top of the fourth, Bozeman Bucks – A answered with one of their own. Belgrade Bandits B scored when Isahah B singled off of Hudson Willett, driving in one run. Bozeman Bucks – A then answered when a runner stole home.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Bozeman Bucks – A tied things up at eight. Ethan Coleman‘s sac fly scored one run for Bozeman Bucks – A.

Bozeman Bucks – A scored six runs in the eighth inning. The big inning was thanks to a passed ball , a single by Ely Holtmeyer, a single by Nash, a single by Carsten Simcox, and a error.

Belgrade Bandits B scored five runs in the fifth inning. The big inning for Belgrade Bandits B came thanks to a single by Brandon and a single by Conner.

Brady Higgs earned the win for Bozeman Bucks – A. He pitched three and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run, two hits, striking out three, and walking one.

Matthew Eddins started the game for Bozeman Bucks – A. He threw three innings, giving up two runs, three hits, and striking out four.

Bozeman Bucks – A had 13 hits in the game. Simcox, Nash, and Holtmeyer each collected multiple hits for Bozeman Bucks – A. Simcox led Bozeman Bucks – A with three hits in five at bats. Bozeman Bucks – A tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Holtmeyer led the way with three.

Belgrade Bandits B collected 11 hits. Brandon M, Brandon, and Conner each collected multiple hits for Belgrade Bandits B.

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Bozeman Bucks – A Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Livingston Braves

Bozeman Bucks – A defeated Livingston Braves 16-9 in a back-and-forth affair on Sunday. The game was tied at nine with Bozeman Bucks – A batting in the top of the sixth when Ethan Coleman singled off of Brock P, driving in two runs.

Ben Hubley collected five hits in six at bats to help lead Bozeman Bucks – A to victory. Hubley singled in the first, singled in the third, tripled in the fourth, singled in the sixth, and singled in the seventh.

Bozeman Bucks – A took an early lead in the second inning. Ethan Coleman drove in one when he singled in the second inning.

Livingston Braves scored five runs in the fifth inning. Livingston Braves’s big inning was driven by a fielder’s choice , a single by Sage M, and a triple by Clayton B.

Andrew Jarrett earned the win for Bozeman Bucks – A. He went two innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, and walking zero. Jarrett recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Bozeman Bucks – A.

Hunter Williams started the game for Bozeman Bucks – A. He threw four innings, giving up four runs, seven hits, striking out three, and walking zero.

Bozeman Bucks – A had 18 hits in the game. Hubley, Garrett Nash, Aidan Jarrett, Coleman, and Brady Higgs each collected multiple hits for Bozeman Bucks – A. Hubley and Coleman each drove in four runs to lead Bozeman Bucks – A.

Livingston Braves collected 12 hits. Brock P, Zander P, and Scott T each collected multiple hits for Livingston Braves. Clayton led Livingston Braves with two runs batted in. He went 1-for-4 on the day. Brock led Livingston Braves with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases.

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Bozeman Bucks – A Downs Livingston Braves, 6-2

Bozeman Bucks – A took home a 6-2 victory over Livingston Braves on Sunday.

Bozeman Bucks – A took an early lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Bozeman Bucks – A.

After Bozeman Bucks – A scored one run in the top of the fourth, Livingston Braves answered with one of their own. Bozeman Bucks – A scored when there was an error, scoring one run. Livingston Braves then answered when Scott T doubled off of Aidan Jarrett, driving in one run.

Livingston Braves evened things up at one in the bottom of the second inning. Ethan B drove in one when he singled in the second inning.

Bozeman Bucks – A took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Jhett Johnson tripled off of Buck S, driving in two runs.

Jarrett earned the win for Bozeman Bucks – A. He went seven innings, allowing two runs, seven hits, striking out four, and walking one. Buck took the loss for Livingston Braves. He threw seven innings, allowing six runs, ten hits, striking out five, and walking one.

Bozeman Bucks – A had ten hits in the game. Johnson and Ben Hubley each collected multiple hits for Bozeman Bucks – A. Johnson led Bozeman Bucks – A with three hits in four at bats.Bozeman Bucks – A was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Carsten Simcox had the most chances in the field with 11.

Livingston Braves collected seven hits. Scott and Rydell F each collected multiple hits for Livingston Braves.

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