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Bozeman Spikes Young Players Keep Battling

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The Bozeman Spikes, made up of mostly seventh eighth and ninth graders, usually face teams like Belgrade and Butte made up of  juniors and seniors, and it's not easy.

"I think it's a challenge, it's a learning experience definitely. It's an uphill climb but I think we're making progress. The young guys are learning a lot," said junior pitcher Connor Tweet.

"The big thing is they come from four or five different teams from last summer. So we're really learning how to play together and how to compete and that's our biggest challenge every day is come out and compete," said head coach Matt Wild.

Even though it's tough, the Spikes are trying to improve facing older teams.

"When they play these older kids it's more of a experience of how to get better and how to play the game the right way and give ourselves a chance to win," said Wild.

"It's actually fun playing older kids cause it gives you more experience and you get better every day," said eight grader Morgan Hostetler. 

But the young Spikes shouldn't fear the older guys.

"We know we play these older guys but it doesn't mean we have to be scared of them. All we have to do is play baseball and these kids know how to play baseball. We just have to do it every single day whether it's in practice or in the gam," said Wild.

Coach Wild has a few goals for his team the rest of the year.

"To compete every day and to play every play like it's their last one and just to take advantage of the opportunity of playing baseball in the summer time."


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