Bucks Host Youth Under the Lights Camp July 1st, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Bucks host their annual youth Under the Lights Camp. Ballplayers ages 6 – 15 will enjoy learning from Bucks players and coaches under our new lights. The cost is $20 and will include a hot dog meal.
Register for the camp here: https://form.jotform.com/91745838358169

UPDATE: Almost 100 players have already signed up! Keep ’em coming Bozeman!

Alumni Game July 2nd, 2019 at 7 pm

Calling all alumni! We want to see you at the yard on Tuesday, July 2nd to play in our Alumni Game. We plan to square off alumni vs. alumni, under the lights! Here’s your chance to reconnect with the Bucks and relive the glory days. Please RSVP to Coach Schultz gschultz@bozemanlegionbaseball.com or Coach Potkay spotkay@simkins-hallin.com. Cost is $20. Registration and batting practice starts at 6 pm.

As this is the first year in hosting an alumni game in memory, this will be informal. We are just looking to have a fun night with some former Bucks. Get after it!

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“Turn on the Lights” Event set for 6:45 p.m., leading up to Bucks vs. Bandits 7 p.m. 9-inning Game Thursday (5/9) Night

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 chris@bozemanlegionbaseball.com.

Thanks for your support! Go Bucks!

Bucks Alum Payton Price Commits to Park University

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 2.6 ERA.

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.”

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