by Mikayln Brickley
On Wednesday, June 2, Tristan Lewis took the mound for the Bitterroot Red Sox against the Missoula Eagles. In a close game, the Sox took home the win with a score of 7-6. The Red Sox had ten hits, with Paul Brenneman and Aaron Springer each collecting two. Lewis, a senior at Hamilton High School, pitched five innings with three strike outs.
Tristan has been playing with the Red Sox for five years, with four of those five being spent on the A team. He has signed to play baseball and football at Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
“The best part has been developing as a player and watching other players progress and go on to do bigger, better things at the collegiate level,” said Lewis of his time with the Red Sox.
Throughout his time at Hamilton High School, Tristan has participated in wrestling, basketball, baseball and football. He earned first team All-State and first team All-Conference in football in what was his first year starting, and his last year playing with the Broncs.
With athletics being a clear motivator in this senior’s life, Tristan plans to major in Sports Management. He will miss his teammates, but is excited to start this next part of his journey. “After college, I hope to be able to go pro, make it through the ranks. That’s the dream,” said Lewis.