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Bitterroot Bucs Ready to Make Next Step

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The beginning of June is one of the best times of the year if you're a baseball player, school is getting out and it's nothing but Legion Ball for the rest of the summer.

"It's exciting and I am a senior this year and once school is out I can just focus on baseball and do baseball 24/7 I can be on the field as long as I want and don't have to worry about anything other than baseball, it's going to be really fun," said Bitterroot Bucs Senior Logan Lueck.

And the summer is always more entertaining when you're winning. The Bitterroot Bucs are much improved this year and off to a solid 17-6 start.

"The season is going really great so far, we are playing really well right now and we want to keep going up on the mountain as we like to say," said Bucs Senior Noah Baney.

"We've been doing real good, I like the way the team has been playing and we are really hitting our stride with hitting," said Bucs Catcher Kadin Beller.

The Bucs have had to play a lot of younger players over the last couple years and now those guys are older and experienced and it's coming to fruition this season.

"You know a lot of older guys stepping up. They had to work a lot the last couple years to get playing time and now that work is paying off and they are doing damage throughout the season so far," said Head Coach Brendan Brown.

The goals for this years Bucs team are set high, finish as the number one team in the state and put fear into their opponents along the way.

"When we play people I want them to be scared of us, I want them to think we are a threat and not some lousy team that's coming around. I want them to be scared of us and for them to not want to play us," said Lueck.

"You know our number one goal this year is to win state. We talk a lot about it with the kids last year and the year before we got knocked out in districts and to me that's not a good year. You can win as many games in the regular season and put up a ton of runs against good teams but it really comes down to what you do at the end of the year and we haven't done that in the last few years but hopefully we can get that done and win a state championship," said Brown.

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