How do you forget a less-than-memorable stretch of games that left you at 3-4 in conference play?

A 10-hour, 650-mile road trip of course!

All kidding aside, though, the Class AA Missoula Mavericks American Legion baseball team has had a few puzzling losses in recent weeks.

Normally at this time of year, the Mavs are hitting their stride. This year has been closer to a roller-coaster ride, though.

So when the Mavs travel to Rapid City, South Dakota tomorrow for the annual Firecracker Tournament the Western AA will be the furthest thing from their minds.

The 6-day tournament features 8 teams from 7 different states. Missoula is the only team from Montana and will take on foes from Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont.

Tourney play begins tomorrow and concludes on the 4th of July. We'll keep you updated throughout the week right here and during "Montana Morning", each morning at 6:00 AM on 1290 KGVO.