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Selective State ASA Softball Coverage
July 18, 2012Northwest Montana A Conference
NWA Division related State ASA Softball Coverage
A smattering of softball intel data cobbled together from various sources pertaining to the
2012 Montana State ASA tournament
at Charlotte Yeoman Martin Sports Complex, Anaconda
10U Division – 2012 State ASA Tournament
1st - Missoula Lady Osprey
2nd - Bitterroot Sparks
3rd - Belgrade Wolfpack
4th - Polson Lil’ Lakers
Championship – Missoula Lady Osprey 12, Bitterroot Sparks 4
Third Place – Bitterroot Sparks 10, Belgrade Wolfpack 9
12U Division – State ASA
1st - Mining City Magic (Thatcher)
2nd - Missoula Lady Osprey Black
3rd - Magic City Bandits
2nd Championship – Mining City Magic (Thatcher) 7, Missoula Lady Osprey Black 3
1st Championship – Missoula Lady Osprey Black 8, Mining City Magic (Thatcher) 0
Third place – Missoula Lady Osprey Black 15, Magic City Bandits 4
NOTATION: second championship game called in 6th inning when Missoula pitcher Payton Hudson was unable to continue due to injury after being clocked in the face by a rocket of a comebacker to the mound (see Anaconda Leader article(s) by Blake Hempstead or consult the Missoula Lady Osprey website for information on her status).
OTHER 12U SCORES (Abridged):
Consolation Bracket – Great Falls Selects Yellow defeated Polson Purple Wave
2nd Round – Missoula Lady Osprey Blue 6, Polson Purple Wave 4
1st Round – Polson Purple Wave 16, Anaconda Cyclones 4
14U Division – State ASA Tournament
1st - Bitterroot Sparks
2nd - Kalispell Emeralds
3rd - Missoula Lady Osprey
Championship – Bitterroot Sparks 3, Kalispell Emeralds 2
Third place – Kalispell Emeralds 12, Missoula Lady Osprey 9
OTHER 14U SCORES (Abridged):
Consolation Bracket (4th gm) – GF Electric City Heat 2, Polson Lakers 1 (extra innings invoked the international tie breaker, for which the Heat got the better ending)
Consolation Bracket (3rd gm) – Polson Lakers 13, Missoula Lady Osprey 4
2nd Round – MT Avalanche 4, Polson Lakers 2
1st round – Polson Lakers 4, Belgrade Wolfpack 1
16U Division – State ASA Tournament
1st - Great Falls Selects
2nd - Billings Bulldogs
3rd - Polson Purple Rain
Championship – Great Falls Selects 6, Billings Bulldogs 5 BILLINGS - Ashleigh Lynch 2-3.
Third place – Billings Bulldogs 15, Polson Purple Rain 5
POLSON - Jaylin Kenney 0-3, Jaiden Toth 2-3, Shay Duford 2-3 (2B), Jessica Bagnell 2-3 (2B), Kyrie Bitterman 2-3 (2B, 3 RBI), Kaelen Wall 1-3, Skyla Krantz 2-3, Taylor Brackey 1-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Bailey Roberts 1-3.
LP - Bagnell (16 hits, 3 strikeouts, 3 walks).
OTHER NWA Related 16U SCORES (Abridged):
Third Place – Blgs. Bulldogs 15, Polson 5 (LP - J Bagnell, 13 Polson hits, but bit by boo-boo bug; Blgs. Ashleigh Lynch on-base twice on account of fielding miscues, 2 SB, scored both times)
5th gm – Polson Purple Rain 6, Frenchtown Fury 4
POLSON - Jaylin Kenney 1-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Jaiden Toth 2-3 (2 2B, RBI), Shay Duford 1-4 (RBI), Jessica Bagnell 0-3, Kyrie Bitterman 1-4 (2B, RBI), Kaelen Wall 1-3, Taylor Brackey 1-3 (RBI), Skyla Krantz 2-3, Jaelyn Ellenwood 0-2.
WP - Duford (5 hits, 6 strikeouts, 4 walks).
Fury scored their 4 runs in 1st inning, Polson then chipped away in an emotional rivalry game. The intensity of this matchup would have approximated that of the undefeated semifinal of the MHSA State tournament in the spring, ironically at the same venue, only this time with MUCH better weather!
4th Polson gm – Polson Purple Rain 12, Missoula Lady Osprey 6
POLSON - Jaylin Kenney 1-3, Jaiden Toth 3-5 (3B, 2 RBI), Shay Duford 3-5 (2B, 3 RBI), Jessica Bagnell 2-5, Kyrie Bitterman 4-4 (2B, 3 RBI), Taylor Brackey 1-4, Bailey Roberts 2-3 (RBI), Kaelen Wall 1-1, Skyla Krantz 2-4 (RBI), Jaelyn Ellenwood 1-2.
WP - J. Bagnell (1 strikeout, 1 walk).
Undefeated semifinal – Great Falls Selects 6, Billings Bulldogs 5
3rd round – Great Falls Selects 6, Polson Purple Rain 1
POLSON - Jaylin Kenney 2-3, Jaiden Toth 1-3, Shay Duford 1-3 (2B), Jessica Bagnell 0-3, Taylor Brackey 0-3, Skyla Krantz 0-3, Kaelen Wall 0-2, Bailey Roberts 0-1, Kyrie Bitterman 1-3, Jaelyn Ellenwood 0-3.
LP - Duford (9 hits, 5 strikeouts, 0 walks)
Billings Bulldogs 4, Frenchtown Fury 1
2nd round – Polson Purple Rain 6, Billings Havoc 5 (9 innings)
POLSON - Jaylin Kenney 2-5, Jaiden Toth 2-5, Kaelen Wall 1-5, Jessica Bagnell 2-5 (3B, 2 RBI), Taylor Brackey 2-4 (RBI), Skyla Krantz 2-4 (RBI), Bailey Roberts 0-4, Kyrie Bitterman 1-4 (2B, RBI), Jaelyn Ellenwood 2-4 (RBI). [international tie breaker]
WP - Bagnell (8 hits, 4 strikeouts, 5 walks).
Billings Bulldogs 10, Missoula Lady Osprey [Blue] (Miller) 2 BILLINGS - Ashleigh Lynch 1-1 (SB).
Consolation Bracket 1st round –
Great Falls Selects 4, Ronan Outlaws 3
RONAN - Mackenzie Dulmes 1-4 (2 SB), Alaina Madsen 2-4, Amanda Morency 2-2, Kendra Starkel 2-3 (RBI), Courtney Taylor 1-3, Madison Barber 1-3 (RBI), Jasmine Bocksnick 1-3.
LP - Madsen (13 hits, 1 strikeout, 0 walks)
1st round games –
Polson Purple Rain 11, GF Electric City Heat 2
POLSON - Jaylin Kenney 3-4, Jaiden Toth 2-4, Shay Duford 3-3 (HR, 3 RBI), Jessica Bagnell 3-3 (2B, RBI), Kaelen Wall 1-3 (RBI), Skyla Krantz 2-3, Bailey Roberts 2-2 (2B, 2 RBI), Kyrie Bitterman 2-3 (3B, 2 RBI), Jaelyn Ellenwood 1-2.
WP - Duford (4 hits, 7 strikeouts, 2 walks).
Magic City Havoc 8, Ronan Outlaws 0
RONAN - Alaina Madsen 1-2, Hunter Therriault 1-2, Natalie Padovich 1-2.
LP - Sam Colman (7 hits, 5 strikeouts, 6 walks).
Billings Bulldogs 15, Helena MT Madness 5
BILLINGS -Ashleigh Lynch 2-2 (2B, RBI)
18U Division – State ASA Tournament
1st - Montana Dirt
2nd - Montana Avalanche, Missoula
3rd - Anaconda Cyclones
Championship – Montana Dirt 9, MT Avalanche 4.
Third place – MT Avalanche 14, Anaconda Cyclones 0.
Selective Team Profiles (see stat credits below):
18U Montana Avalance featured a trio of Mission Valley players: Wenatchee Valley College bound Kinley Pope (Charlo), Heidi Rausch (Polson) and Tina Marquardt (Polson). Their cumulative State ASA performance: Pope (6-13, 2B, 2 RBI, .461 Avg), Marquardt (6-11, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, .545 Avg), Rausch (2B, RBI - was hitting .434 Avg prior to state tourney).
16U Billings Bulldogs feature a single local Mission Valley player in Ashleigh Lynch (Ronan). Lynch was batting 1.000 Avg the first pair of games. Pitchers for teams deeper into the bracket were able to cool down this “Rocket” just a tad at (Lynch cumulative State ASA totals = 5R, 6-15, 2B, RBI, 3 SB, .400 Avg), but her on-base-percentage (OBP) was at least .533 OBP if not higher.
16U Polson Purple Rain and 16U Frenchtown Fury are comprised of players who are anticipated to make up the bulk of the 2013 MHSA Spring season NWA teams.
16U Kalispell Emeralds feature Columbia Falls WildKats Ashley Trueblood, Kathrin Jetty, Carlee Brown (periodically Winter Kemppainen) intermingled with roster representation from both Kalispell AA schools, the Glacier Lady Wolfpack and Flathead Bravettes.
16U Missoula Lady Osprey (Gray) feature a pair of Vercruyssens who hail from Stevensville along with Class B-C Mission (MAC) Bulldogs Alyssa Doty and Connor Smith as well as representation from other schools.
14U Kalispell Emeralds won a trio of ASA tournaments coming into the State ASA tournament. They feature Whitefish Lady Bulldog Malia Morris along with roster representation from current along with soon-to-be enrollees at Kalispell Glacier as well as Kalispell Flathead. Among them will be up-and-comer multi-sport athlete Lizzie Sherwood, who can be anticipated to make some noise in whichever sport she engages in, much to the chagrin of those who will be attempting to match up against her.
14U Polson Lakers feature among their roster a smattering of State ASA championship credentials including 2011 State ASA champions Lydia Dupuis as well as Sarah Rausch along with 2009 10U State ASA Champions Natalie Slonaker, Marlee Congdon, Ashley Benson, Haley Fyant, Julia Sanderson, Hannah Potter (perhaps another unintentionally escaping recollection).
Blake Hempstead, Sports Editor for the Anaconda
Leader, conferred with the ASA commissioners and compiled a summation of the top finishers in each of the five divisional strata, which was then submitted to the media. For local daily renditions of that newspaper coverage, see following article(s):
“Lady Osprey have strong showing at State ASA tourney,” Missoulian (Mon. 8 July 2012) 22:01 hrs. “Butte Team Claims State Title,” Montana Standard (Tue. 10 July 2012) 12:00 am.
For weekly or bi-weekly newspaper coverage of how their coverage area local teams fared, reference is made to the following publications.
Pertaining to Mission Valley teams like the Polson Purple Rain as well as Montana Outlaws, see Sports Editor Jaren Haser article(s) featured in the (Thursday, 12 July 2012) issue of the Lake County LEADER.
For Anaconda-Deer Lodge County area teams, see coverage by Blake Hempstead in the Wed. 11 July 2012 issue of the Anaconda Leader.
For Belgrade-Gallatin County area teams, see coverage by Dan Chesnet, Belgrade-News week of 12 July 2012
Stat source credits:
18U MT Avalanche stats courtesy of MTA statistician Jackie White.
16U Billings Bulldog stats courtesy of BB statistician Bobbie Ostwald.
16U Purple Rain scores via Leader Sports Editor Jaren Haser courtesy of PPR coach Larry Smith.
16U Ronan Outlaw scores & stats courtesy via Leader Sports Editor Jaren Haser courtesy of RO statistician Naomi Dulmes.
14U Polson Laker scores courtesy of coaches Gary Dupuis, Brad Benson.
12U Polson Purple Wave scores courtesy of PPW coach Bonnie Klein.
10U Polson Lil’ Laker placing courtesy of Tom Kenney.