At Columbia Falls, Ashley Trueblood smacked a two-run home run, finished with three RBIs and racked up 13 strikeouts from the circle to lead Columbia Falls to the Northwestern A victory over Whitefish.
Trueblood’s dinger came with two outs and one on in the bottom of the second inning to put the Wildkats (2-2 in conference, 4-6-1 overall) ahead 5-1. She finished 3 for 4.
Tiffany Hummer had a triple and an RBI on 2 for 3 hitting for Columbia Falls.
Jordan Sletten put Whitefish (0-5, 1-11) on the board in the top of the first with a home run to right center field. She went 2 for 2.
Whitefish 100 20 – 3 6 4
Col. Falls 056 13 – 15 16 1
Halle Reading, Jordan Sletten (4) and Madi Davis. Ashley Trueblood and Samantha Collins, Lottie Ellis (5). W – Trueblood. L – Reading.
Brooke Yarnall did all she could to give Broncs a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Big Sky, as Broncs lost 5-3 in seven innings on Saturday.
Brooke put herself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Broncs. She homered in the fifth inning and tripled in the seventh inning.
Macey Newbary got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She allowed three runs over seven innings. She struck out 15, walked one and surrendered five hits.
Home runs for Big Sky came when Morgan Johnson homered in the first inning and Macey homered in the first and third innings.
Big Sky's Morgan, Macey and Hope Mccracken combined for six hits and four RBIs.
Morgan Ray ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She lasted just seven innings, walked three, struck out eight, and allowed five runs.
The lead stayed with Big Sky after the first, when it scored two runs on two solo home runs.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fifth, Broncs faced just a 4-1 deficit. A solo home run by Brooke gave Broncs life. Big Sky stopped the rally after Macey got Emerald Pyron to strike out.
Two runs in the bottom of the seventh helped Broncs close its deficit to 5-3. An RBI triple by Brooke and an RBI double by Kaylee Prather fueled Broncs' comeback. The game went final when Laci Willet struck out.
An impressive effort by Brie Clifford spurred Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity to a 9-0 win in seven innings over Dillon High School on Saturday at Hamilton High School.
Dillon High School couldn't get anything going as long as Brie was pitching. Dillon High School managed just one hit off of the Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity's pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out nine during her seven innings of work.
Taylor Goligoski hit two home runs for Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity. Taylor went 2-3 in the game with five RBIs and two runs scored. Taylor homered in the first and second innings.