Business owner picking up the pieces after pickup crashes into Billings mall


BILLINGS — D-BAT Baseball and Softball Academy owner Brandon Wood was picking up the pieces after a pickup truck crashed and drove an estimated 50 feet into his business at Rimrock Mall in Billings early Monday morning.

“It’s going to be tough for sure. When those kids get out of school, a lot of them will come and use our machines to practice themselves. We have between eight and 15 lessons that we teach,” Wood said on Monday evening.

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Brandon Wood played Major League Baseball for five seasons between 2003 and 2011. He now owns D-BAT Baseball and Softball Academy in Billings.

A Ford F-150 drove right through the business’s front doors, damaging merchandise, plumbing, walls, doors and the ceiling of the business. The truck also damaged batting cages and the pitching bullpen in the business.

A former Major League Baseball player himself, Wood opened D-BAT in June 2020. The…

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