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Gallatin Valley Outlaws Hoping for State Title

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 The Gallatin Valley Outlaws are one of the favorites to bring home this year's Class A state title.

At this point in the season the Gallatin Valley Outlaws are a best 20 games over the .500 mark.

"We're a veteran team,” said Head Coach Duwayne Scott. “We have a lot of guys back off from last year's squad. They're not taking much to teach like we had to last year when we struggled early in the season. So this is about what we expected out of this group, so far this year."

The Outlaws are closing in on the 40 game win mark.

A lot of their wins have come due to their experience, and years of playing together.

"The teammate chemistry helps us out a lot,” said third baseman John Holmes. “I mean even though we are seniors, the whole team is together. We have a lot of senior leaders on the team. So it helps out all the younger kids as well as the older kids to have everybody so upper level."

"We've all been friends. I don't think anybody dislikes each other,” Dante Filippini said, a second baseman for the squad. “The chemistry of the team goes well together. I think that helps us play so well."

If you ask the team what their strength is they won't say it's the pitching.

They won't mention the defense, and they won't say it's the hitting.

"I'd say our mental game actually,” Filippini said. “We just come out and we want to beat anybody we face, no matter if they're an A team or a AA team. We just think we can beat anybody in the state. So it just feels good to be out here with a bunch of guys who love to play the game, and we've had a fun time doing it."

"We don't play very well when we don't have fun,” said Holmes. “The best part of our game is we have fun. When we're a good team, we have a lot of laughs."

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