The Royals salvaged a game four win.
Game 1 vs. Williston State College
The Royals struck first and got on the board in the first inning putting pressure on. They were unable to keep it going struggling with the bat all day only recording four hits.
Cesar Bernal was extremely tough on the mound, making it tough for Williston to put the game out of hand. Jared Gesell recorded two hits and the first home run of the season.
Williston took the game one victory, 8-2.
Game 2 vs. Williston State College
Needing a spark for the second game to hopefully get a split, the Royals were still a little flat, struggling with their bats.
Pitcher Ryan Alain started a little shaky but found his groove and started to really pound the zone and shut down the Williston scoring, giving the Royals a chance to stay in the game.
It wasn't enough as the Tetons pulled away late and won 9-2.
Game 3 vs. Williston State College
The Royals finally hit the field for their first home game of the season. Pitcher Jared Gesell found his rhythm and put pressure on the strike zone.
However, a couple of missed opportunities in the field by the Royals gave Williston the lead. The bats never got going for the home team and they lost 4-1. Landyn Swenson led the way with two hits.
Game 4 vs. Williston State College
The Royals entered the game needing a win to avoid a sweep.
The bats came through as the Royals scored in the first, third, fourth, fifth and the ninth.
Jared Gesell, Landen Hall and Landyn Swenson each had multiple hit games. Bryce Hunt, Tyler Renken and Jon Lund had outstanding performances on the mound to shut down the Williston offense.
After losing the lead in the top of the seventh, the Royals fought to keep it tied for 3 innings, with Jon Lund coming up big on the mound.
Despite opportunities in the seventh and eigth innings, it came down to the bottom on the ninth with the bases loaded and Jared Gesell up to the plate.
He cam up big with a hit over shortstop and the Royals walked off with a 9-8 win.
"It is always tough playing Williston, as they have been established for many years and have great depth in every positions,” Head coach Kyal Williams said. “If we keep the hitting, fielding and pitching like the last game we are right there with the best. Great credit for the boys to come back from three tough loses to keep moving forward and get the win."