The Butte Miners open the Southern A District tournament at 2 p.m. Thursday against the Livingston Braves.
Butte enters the tournament, which is hosted by the Gallatin Valley Outlaws in Three Forks, as the No. 2 seed. Livingston is the No. 7 seed. (Click here and scroll down to view the tournament bracket)
The Miners (26-14 overall, 22-6 conference) beat the Braves four times this season, including Sunday’s lopsided doubleheader at 3 Legends Stadium. The winner of the first-round game will play at 5 p.m. Friday against No. 3 Gallatin Valley or No. 6 Helena.
On the top half of the bracket, No. 4 Bozeman battles No. 5 Dillon at 9 a.m., and No. 1 Belgrade takes on No. 8 Anaconda at 11:30.
The top two teams in the double-elimination tournament advance to the Class A State tournament, which begins Aug. 6 in Lewistown.