Bozeman Bucks AA takes on the Billings Halos tonight at 7 p.m. in a 9 inning non-conference game. It will be Teacher/District Employee appreciation night at the yard with all district employees getting into the game free. Just show your district ID at the door.
The Bozeman Bucks will host the Belgrade Bandits in a 9 inning showdown starting at 7 p.m. Thursday (5/9) night.
Leading up to the game, the Bucks will be hosting a “Turn on the Lights” ceremony, and will honor project partners in getting the brand new MUSCO field lights installed (install completed in April 2019). The lights were needed, as the aged existing lights were failing and too old to get replacement parts.
The cost of the lights is $150,000! This expense is outside of the Bucks normal operating expenses, and the program plans to kickstart a fundraising campaign, highlighted on Thursday night. To date, $35,000 towards the project has already been raised through generous community donors.
To donate towards the lighting project, contact Bucks Executive Committee Chair Chris Tarabochia at email@example.com.
The camp will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14th at Heroes Park and will be led by current Bucks Coaches and Players. Each camper will receive a Bucks T-shirt included in the camp registration.
The Bucks Family is proud to announce that Bucks Alum Payton Price has committed to study and play baseball at Park University in Gilbert, Arizona. Park U. has just started a baseball program, and Payton will be part of the inaugural roster for the 2020 spring season.
Price had a huge year for the Bucks in 2018, patrolling center field
as the everyday starter. He could hit top to bottom in the Bucks batting order,
and was highly productive in whichever role he was called to fill. His ability
to make plays in the outfield, as well as his strength as a dynamic and high
OBP (.438) hitter, earned him recognition as an all-conference outfielder.
Price also stepped in and filled a huge need for the Bucks in
2018, as a reliever and conference spot-starter on the hill for the Bucks,
winning or closing multiple conference games. Price pitched 43 innings, with a
Price graduated from Bozeman High School in
2018, and has since been studying at MSU – Bozeman.
Former Bozeman Bucks Head Coach Rich Poliquin
relocated to Arizona after the 2017 legion season, and has since joined the Park
Staff as a pitching coach. He was instrumental in recruiting Payton, and said “as
a new program, we are looking to build our team with high effort kids who will
compete daily. Spending a year with Payton in 2017, I am confident he fits that
mold, and we are excited to get him down here and help build this program.”
Current Bozeman Bucks Coach Garrett Schultz added: “I’m so happy
for Payton. He is as coachable and hard-working as they come. Every bit of
success he’s seen has been earned. His qualities as a teammate and person make
him a favorite of his teammates, and he just fills whatever role his team needs
him to be successful. I think he’s a great fit to help build a new team’s
identity and character. I can’t wait to follow his career at Park.”
Fill out your legion indemnification form (no notary required!)
and print a hard copy
Complete online player registration
Pay $50 tryout fee (or bring $50 to the meeting)
Gather your original birth certificate (if you are a returner and
did not get yours back last year, we still have it)
Download and print MHSA Athletic Pre-participation Physical
Examination Form—This needs to be completed and signed by a doctor prior to
participation in tryouts
Download the Bucks
Player Policy. Review and sign the back page.
attend the registration/informational meeting. Details are as follows:
Place: Emily Dickinson Elementary
Date/Time: 6 pm 1/13/19 (also a public
EC meeting at 5 pm for anybody interested)
Turn in legion indemnification form, original birth certificate,
MHSA physical (if completed, just need before tryouts), and Bucks Player Policy
in a manila envelope (if you are a returner and did not get yours back last
year, we still have it)
Receive and go over fundraising packet
Get amped for the season! Topics
to be covered: Introduction of coaching staff, release of schedules, pre-season
workout opportunities, team service opportunities, fundraising, and more.
The Bucks Family is proud to announce that Senior Finn Snyder has
committed to study and play baseball at Macalester College in St. Paul,
Minnesota. Macalester, a private Liberal Arts College, is a member of the Minnesota
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III. Snyder plans to
major in math and advanced data analytics.
Macalester Coach Matt Parrington said about
Finn, “Finn will be a welcomed addition to our baseball program and we are
excited to work with him over the next four years. His level of maturity
and focus will instantly add value to our team culture. Finn’s bat is a
very good tool and we project him as a power hitter as he continues to
Snyder patrolled left field and was a productive hitter for the
2018 Bucks, leading the team in batting average, OBP, slugging percentage, and
OPS. He also pitched over 40 innings, with an era below 3.0.
Bozeman Bucks Coach Schultz added: “I’m proud of Finn and so happy
he found such a great fit at Macalester. He has really put the time, energy,
and focus into becoming a great student, teammate, and ballplayer. He is a joy
to coach because he loves the game so much and approaches practice with the
purpose of getting better every day. I’m glad we get him for another summer,
and can’t wait to follow his career at Macalester after that.”
The Bucks AA team has added a double header vs. the Idaho Falls Bandits AA, the top seed in Idaho’s Eastern division. The games will be played in Bozeman, starting at 2 p.m. on Monday, 7/23. These will be the final games of the season for the Bucks before heading to Kalispell on Saturday, 7/28 for Game 1 of the Montana AA State Tournament.
The Summer Slam Tournament in Rapid City, which the Bucks were signed up to compete in 7/20 – 7/22, was cancelled due to multiple teams dropping out.