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TUES., 04-29 SOFTBALL RESULTS
April 29, 2014Northwest Montana A Conference
CAPITAL 14 BELGRADE 10
HELENA CAPITAL VARSITY 2014 (14) AT BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 (10) HELENA CAPITAL VARSI AB R H BI BELGRADE VARSITY 201 AB R H BI McKenzie Johnston 4 3 1 1 Skyla Neubauer 3 2 1 0 Sydney Ladas 4 1 2 3 Kristina West 4 1 2 1 Destry McNellis 5 1 1 0 Hannah Goulet 4 1 1 0 Megan Fitzpatrick 5 2 3 1 Autumn Rollins 4 1 1 0 Brittany Smith 5 1 2 2 Alli Alstrom 4 0 2 2 Kady Bartsch 3 3 1 1 Rylee Cygan 3 1 3 1 Shelby VanHemelryck 4 1 2 0 Kindall Bethke 4 0 2 1 Brittany Hogan 3 0 0 0 Jordan Branch 3 1 0 0 Jaley Priddy 1 1 1 1 Judy Taylor 4 1 1 4 Madi Quick 4 1 1 1 *Taylor Salsbury 0 1 0 0 *Maddie Cade 0 1 0 0 TOTALS 38 14 14 10 TOTALS 33 10 13 9 HELENA CAPITAL VARSITY 2014 005 051 3 -- 14 BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 140 031 1 -- 10 LOB--HELENA CAPITAL VARSITY 2014 9, BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 5. ERR--McKenzie Johnston (2), Shelby VanHemelryck, Jordan Branch, Rachel Salsbury, Judy Taylor. 2B--Megan Fitzpatrick, Sydney Ladas, Brittany Smith, Alli Alstrom. HR--McKenzie Johnston, Judy Taylor. HELENA CAPITAL VARSITY 2014 IP H R ER BB SO HR Brittany Smith (W) 7.00 13 10 9 3 1 1 BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 Judy Taylor (L) 6.00 12 12 7 5 4 1 Jordan Branch 1.00 2 2 2 1 0 0 PB--Kindall Bethke. WP--Brittany Smith, Jordan Branch (2), Judy Taylor (3). SO--Megan Fitzpatrick, Sydney Ladas, Destry McNellis, Madi Quick, Autumn Rollins. BB--McKenzie Johnston, Kady Bartsch (2), Shelby VanHemelryck, Brittany Hogan, Sydney Ladas, Jordan Branch, Skyla Neubauer, Rylee Cygan.
Maroons hold on against Anaconda
Updated: April 29, 2014
Butte Central second baseman Shawnee Hjelt throws to first for the final out of the fourth inning Tuesday afternoon at Copper Mountain Park. In the background, BC shortstop Taylor Wahl covers the bag as Courtney Moodry runs to second. (Bill Foley photos)
It turns out that Butte Central didn’t have to be perfect against its biggest rival.
The Maroons overcame some “mechanical” issues from their ace and a 4-for-4 performance from Courtney Moodry to beat Anaconda 4-2 in a Southwestern A softball game Tuesday at Copper Mountain Park.
BC coach Kelci Thatcher said sophomore pitcher Teresa Piazzola didn’t have her ‘A’ game Tuesday. To the untrained eye, that wasn’t so easy to tell because Piazzola struck out 11 batters, working out of trouble on multiple occasions to improve to 5-3 on the season.
She scattered nine hits.
“Teresa was struggling today,” Thatcher said. “She was having some issues with her mechanics. I’m proud of her, though. She battled through, but you could tell that’s not the Teresa we’re used to.”
Piazzola didn’t enjoy a 1-2-3 inning until the fifth. She got out of a bases-loaded jam in the third inning thanks, in part, to a nice play by freshman shortstop Taylor Wahl, who gunned down Moodry at the plate.
“Taylor Wahl did excellent at shortstop,” Thatcher said. “She took away those two hits up the middle, I think those were huge momentum. I’ve bounced her all over the place, and for her to step into a big conference game as a freshman, she did excellent.”
Butte Central’s first three runs were unearned , as the Maroons scored runs in the first, second and fourth innings. Shelby Paffhausen reached on a fielder’s choice and scored in the first. Catcher Kate Ossello singled and scored when Shawnee Hjelt reached on an error in the second.
BC made it 3-0 when Ossello walked and scored again on an error in the fourth.
The Maroons made it 4-0 in the fifth when Piazzola roped a double to left-center field to score Mollie Peoples, who reached on an error.
Anaconda’s bats really started to come around in the sixth. Chloe Worl walked and scored when Hannah Schaefer drilled a two-out double over the head of BC right fielder Mikayla Boggs. Schaefer scored on Moodry’s fourth single of the day.
“Courtney Moodry is outstanding,” Thatcher said of the Copperheads’ catcher and leadoff hitter. “She is just so disciplined. They’re a great hitting team.”
Piazzola, though, got out of the inning by getting Lacee Moodry to pop out.
Sara Schaefer beat out an infield single with one out in the seventh inning, brining the tying run to the plate in the final frame. That set up what was probably the play of the game, and perhaps the play of the season so far for the Maroons.
Julia Peterson drilled a shot to center field. Paffhausen, BC’s senior center fielder at first ran up on the ball. At the last second, she stopped and jumped to make the catch and rob Peterson of at least an RBI double — maybe more.
“That was a great catch,” Thatcher said.
Then, the game ended in unusual fashion. Kassie Flores singled to apparently get the tying run on base. The Maroons threw behind the runner at first, and Flores got back safely.
Then, Flores left the base, and Anaconda head coach Dotsie Shafer grabbed her and directed her toward the base. Flores was called out because of coaches interference.
The Maroons improved to 6-5 overall and 4-1 in league play with the big win. Kristy Hayden took the hard-luck loss for the Copperheads, who fell to 5-2 in conference
“The whole team managed to get the ‘W,’ but it wasn’t our best game,” Thatcher said. “So really, the cards just fell in our favor.”
The Maroons are off until next Tuesday when they play host to Stevensville. BC meets Anaconda again May 15 in the Smelter City.
“We’ll have to get back to work,” Thatcher said.
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Brie Clifford throws no-hitter as Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity defeats Stevensville High School 10-0
Tuesday was a day Brie Clifford will remember forever as Brie threw a no-hitter in Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity's 10-0 victory over Stevensville High School.
No Stevensville High School batter was able to locate Brie's pitches during the game. Brie threw a no-hitter, striking out five batters and walking two while recording her momentous feat. She got Taylor Rauch to ground out for the final out of the game.
Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity blew out Stevensville High School thanks to 11 hits, including three extra base hits. Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity scored four runs in the fifth on Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity scored in the fifth on a passed ball, an RBI single by Kloie Nye, an RBI single by Taylor Goligoski, and a single by Tayler Reynolds.
McKayl Rothie put herself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity. She tripled in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and doubled in the fourth inning.
Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity was sparked by McKayl and Taylor, who teamed up for six hits and four RBIs.
Carly Vercruyssen took the loss for Stevensville High School. She allowed 10 runs in five innings, walked three and struck out three.
Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity never trailed after scoring one run in the first on a groundout by Brie.
Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity got four-run rallies in the fourth inning and the fifth. In the fourth, Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity scored on a two-run double by McKayl, bringing home Sydney Bergren and Katie Wickham.
Early lead gives the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity easy victory over Browning, 24-3
The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Browning, recording a 24-3 victory on Tuesday at Browning.
With 18 runs in the first three innings, the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
An RBI single by Karlie Southworth, an RBI single by Cassi Miller, a passed ball, a passed ball, a fielder's choice, , and an error during the first inning and a three-run double by Jessica Kindzerski, , and an RBI single by Mikayla Comesin the second inning helped the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity put some runs on the board early.
Mikayla racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity.
Carley Carpenter put together a nice outing. Browning managed just one hit off of Carpenter, who allowed two earned runs, walked three and struck out 10 during her five innings of work.
The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity hammered Browning pitching as seven hitters had a field day, combining for 12 hits, 11 RBIs and 18 runs scored.
S Kennedy was charged with the loss. She allowed 24 runs in four innings, walked 14 and struck out one.
The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity got six-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity scored on an RBI single by Karlie, scoring Ali Gremaux.
The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity survived Browning's surge and put up six runs of their own in the fourth. The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity scored on a passed ball, an RBI single by Maria Henderson, a two-run single by Mikayla, , and a groundout by Shelby Alexander.
Cassi Miller hits and pitches the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity to 24-0 victory
The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity beat Browning 24-0 Tuesday behind both the bat and the arm of Cassi Miller.
Cassi racked up four RBIs on four hits for the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity. She doubled in the first and second innings and singled in the third and fifth innings.
Cassi's 11 strikeouts were enough to push the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity past Browning. The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity's pitcher tossed five innings of shutout ball and allowed only one hit.
Twenty runs in the opening three innings allowed the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity to easily put away Browning. An RBI single by Ali Gremaux, an RBI double by Karlie Southworth, an RBI double by Jessica Kindzerski, an RBI single by Nora Weichel, a two-run single by Jessica Gapay, a passed ball, and a two-run home run by Teale Danell during the first inning and an RBI single by Jessica Gapay, a bases loaded walk by Hannah Weeden, a passed ball, an RBI single by Ali, an RBI double by Karlie, and a two-run double by Cassi in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity.
The Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity pounded Browning pitching, as 10 hitters combined for 26 hits, 19 RBIs and 21 runs scored.
K Higgins took the loss for Browning. She allowed 24 runs in five innings, walked four and struck out two.
After posting three runs in the third, the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity again scored three in the fifth. In the third, the Fergus Golden Eagles Varsity scored on an RBI single by Hannah, bringing home Jessica Gapay.