COLUMBIA FALLS – A four-run bottom of the sixth lifted Northwestern A Columbia Falls to an 8-7 nonconference softball victory over Kalispell Glacier on Friday.
Shaun Rowe had a triple and an RBI to pace the nine-hit Wildkat attack. Kathryn Jetty contributed a double for Columbia Falls and Tiffany Hummer collected a pair of singles and drove in one.
Winter Kemppainen, who relieved Wildkats starting pitcher Ashley Trueblood in the fifth inning, earned the win. Trueblood and Kemppainen combined to surrender 12 hits.
Glacier hurler Jena Willis singled three times and had an RBI. The Wolfpack also received two singles and three RBIs from Kallie Evans.
Glacier 000 160 0 – 7 12 6
Col. Falls 001 124 x – 8 9 2
Jena Willis and Hanna Atlee. Ashley Trueblood, Winter Kemppainen (5) and Kathryn Jetty, Erika Nelson (5). W – Kemppainen. L – Willis.
GLACIER – Atlee 1-4, Kayla Russell 1-3, Shayna Atlee 1-4, Willis 3-4, Marissa Rogozynski 0-4, Cassidy Mann 1-4, Kallie Evans 2-3, Katie McHugh 1-3, Tacey Howe 2-3.
COLUMBIA FALLS – Tiffany Hummer 2-3, Tori Price 0-0, Jaylynn Cantu 1-2, Shaun Rowe 1-3, Niki Birky 0-3, Madison Sandefer 2-3, Catie King 1-1, Jetty 1-2, Nelson 0-2, Jordan Lefebvre 0-4, Ciarra Holm 0-2, Trueblood 0-2, Kemppainen 1-1.
2B – Russell, Jetty. 3B – Rowe. RBIs – S. Atlee, Willis, Evans 3, Hummer, Rowe, Nelson, Holm.
St. Ignatius 15, Deer Lodge 5
At St. Ignatius, Loren Erickson led the way at the plate and in the circle as the Bulldogs won the Western B-C contest in six innings due to the 10-run margin rule.
Erickson was 3 for 4 with with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. She moved her pitching mark to 2-0 after tossing a complete game and allowing six hits and two walks while fanning six.
Janeal McDonald added a pair of singles for St. Ignatius (2-0, 2-0).
Shelby Applegate singled, doubled and drove in one for the Wardens.
Deer Lodge 122 000 – 5 6 8
St. Ignatius 213 081 – 15 10 3
Delaney Knuchel, Michele Christnacht (6) and Dani Walker. Loren Erickson and Alyssa Doty. W – Erickson (2-0). L – Knuchel.