HELENA — Amber Countryman is back doing something she enjoys and is pretty good at: playing softball in front of her hometown fans.
Countryman, who was All-State as a senior at Helena High after hitting north of .500, originally signed with Miles Community College before her record-breaking final prep chapter. After mashing 11 home runs, slugging over 1.000 and driving in 36 runs to lead the Bengals to the Class AA state tournament, Countryman spent the fall semester with the Pioneers.
What felt like a good fit two falls ago, however, turned out not to be the path Countryman wanted to take. So, after one semester, Countryman returned home.