TRACK AND FIELD
TRACK AND FIELD
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TUES., 05-06 SOFTBALL RESULTS
May 7, 2014Northwest Montana A Conference
Libby 9, Kalispell Flathead 4
At Kalispell, Hannah England struck out 10 batters in leading the Class A Loggers to the victory over the Class AA Bravettes.
Libby (12-1) jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first half inning and never looked back. Devon Gallagher and Kelsey Klin each went 3 for 4 at the plate for the Loggers, with the latter hammering a solo home run to center field in the fourth frame.
Flathead pitcher Kylee Beccari struck out eight hitters as her team fell to 4-11.
Libby 410 101 2 – 9 11 1
Flathead 100 002 1 – 4 5 6
Hannah England and Devon Gallagher. Kylee Beccari and Kaylee Henderson. W – England. L – Beccari.
LIBBY – Brooke Rosling 1-2, Mahalah Wedel 1-4, Kelsey Klin 3-4, Devon Gallagher 3-4, Auria Benefield 0-4, Dayln Germany 0-3, Rachel Rebo 0-4, Staci Regh 0-3, Kyra Lauer 1-4, Madisen Monigold 1-1, Taryne Luscher 1-1.
FLATHEAD – Shayla Tweet 2-4, Iris Matulevich 0-3, Kaitlin Togerson 0-2, Kaylee Henderson 1-2, Lynsey Potter 0-1, Cassidy Smith 0-3, Kylee Meredith 1-3, Niea Sutton 0-2, Kylee Beccari 1-3.
2B – Monigold. Henderson. HR – Klin. RBIs – Benefield, Rebo, Gallagher, Klin, Luscher. Henderson, Beccari, Torgerson.
Hamilton 8, Anaconda 0
At Hamilton, the Broncs improved to a still perfect 8-0 in Southwestern A games behind Brie Clifford’s 10-strikeout outing.
Clifford allowed only two hits in tossing the seven-inning shutout, though she did walk five Anaconda (5-3 in league, 7-7 overall) batters.
Hamilton (11-2) got to Copperhead starter Andi Mavrinac for six runs in the first inning and change before Anaconda went to its bullpen. Lauren Dolcater hit a double and had two RBIs as both she and Tayler Reynolds finished with a pair of hits.
Anaconda 000 000 0 – 0 2 1
Hamilton 510 002 x – 8 7 0
Andi Mavrinac, Kristy Hayden (2) and Courtney Moodry. Brie Clifford and Katie Wickham. W – Clifford. L – Mavrinac.
ANACONDA – C. Moodry 1-4, Lacee Moodry 0-2, Delanie Chapman 0-2, Sarah Schaefer 0-3, Julia Peterson 0-3, Kassandra Flores 1-1, Chloe Worl 0-2, Mavrinac 0-1, Hayden 0-2, Hanna Schaefer 0-2.
HAMILTON – McKayl Rothie 0-4, Clifford 1-2, Taylor Goligoski 0-1, Tayler Reynolds 2-3, Shaylan Mohn 0-1, Lauren Dolcater 2-4, Sydney Bergren 1-3, Wickham 1-2, Kloie Nye 0-3.
2B – Dolcater. RBIs – Dolcater 2, Mohn, Bergren.
Frenchtown 19, Whitefish 1
At Whitefish, Morgan Ray went 5-for-5 with two homers and drove in nine runs to lead Frenchtown past the Bulldogs.
Ray had an RBI single in the first inning, an RBI double in the third, a two-run single in the fourth, and homers in the second and fifth innings.
The latter came with two Broncs aboard, and the game ended after five innings under the 10-run rule.
Keegan Wickman, Kayla Blood, Brooke Yarnall and Josie Anderson each added two hits while Frenchtown piled up 18. Yarnall drove in three runs; Wickman hit a leadoff homer in the fourth.
Pitcher Laci Willett scattered five hits and a walk for Frenchtown (3-0 in Northwestern A games, 10-1 overall). She fanned eight.
Whitefish (0-6, 2-12) got its lone run on a Malia Morris RBI single in the fourth.
Frenchtown 531 46 – 19 18 3
Whitefish 000 10 – 1 5 2
Laci Willett and Brooke Yarnall, Kaylee Prather (3). Jordan Sletten, Halle Reading (3) and Madi Davis. W – Willett (2-0). L – Sletten.
FRENCHTOWN – Kayla Blood 2-2, Shelby Shourds 1-2, Josie Anderson 2-5, Morgan Ray 5-5, Vanessa Stavish 1-3, Haley Cyr 1-2 , Keegan Wickman 2-3, Krista Hebnes 0-1, Alli Moe 0-1, Yarnall 2-2, Prather 1-1, Gabby Martello 0-4, Emma Pyron 1-3, Willett 0-0.
WHITEFISH – Malia Morris 1-3, Georgia Donaldson 1-3, Jordan Sletten 0-3, Kenzie Carl 1-3, Madi Davis 0-3, Michaela McDowell 0-0, Reading 0-1, Abby Reese 1-1, Mickey Dooley 0-1, Savannah Eisenbarth 0-2, Micah McFeely 1-2.
2B – Blood, Anderson, Ray. HR – Ray 2, Wickman. RBIs – Ray 9, Yarnall 3, Anderson 2, Shourds 2, Wickman, Martello, Willett, Morris.
Butte Central 5, Stevensville 2
At Butte, Maroons pitcher Teresa Piazzola struck out 13 batters and Butte Central chipped away for a SouthWestern A victory.
Stevensville (2-6 in league, 5-8 overall) scored once in the top of the first inning, but the Butte girls plated the next four straight to take the lead for good.
Sam Hambrick hit a solo homer for the Yellowjackets and Megan Finely batted in the other Stevensville run. Carly Vercruyssen limited the Maroons (5-1, 7-5) to five hits, but the team managed five runs on the limited contact.
Stevi 100 010 0 – 2 3 4
Butte Cen. 112 001 x – 5 5 0
Carly Vercruyssen and Megan Finley. Teresa Piazzola and Kate Ossello. W – Piazzola (6-3). L – Vercruyssen.
STEVENSVILLE – Jenna Lockman 0-3, Vercruyssen 0-2, Cambrea Beller 1-3, Finley 1-2, Callie Lendman 0-2, Mariah Hinson 0-2, Sam Hambrick 1-3, Taylor Rauch 0-3, Madison Boesch 0-2, Makayla Davids 0-0.
BUTTE CENTRAL – Taylor Wahl 1-3, Shelby Paffhausen 0-3, Mollie Peoples 0-3, Piazzola 1-3, Emily St. John 0-0, Erin McGeehan 0-0, Corby Holm 2-3, Rylee Green 1-2, Ossello 0 -3, Courtney Thomas 0-1, Cassidy McGree 1-1, McKenzie Gallagher 0-1
2B – Piazzola, McGree. HR – Hambrick. RBIs – Finley, Hambrick; Holm, Wahl.
Piazzola, Maroons stymie Yellowjackets
Updated: May 6, 2014
Butte Central pitcher Teresa Piazzola delivers a pitch against Stevensville Tuesday at Copper Mountain Park. (Bill Foley photos)
Last Tuesday, Butte Central sophomore pitcher Teresa Piazzola gutted out a win against Anaconda despite not having her “A game.”
A week later, she had her best stuff and then some. Piazzola struck out 13 batters and scattered three hits as the Maroons topped Stevensville 5-2 in a Southwestern A game Tuesday at Copper Mountain Park.
“She’s throwing really hard,” BC coach Kelci Thatcher said of her ace, who improved to 6-3 on the season. “I just love her composure and focus on the mound. Even between innings, her and Kate (Ossello) are going over batters. She wants to be the best right now, and she’s really putting in the time and effort right now.”
Piazzola, who pitched despite having a sore shoulder last week, said she was just out of sync against the Copperheads. She had no such problems against the Yellowjackets, fanning 13 for the second time in two games against Stevi this season.
“I was getting off track a little,” Piazzola said. “I’m back on track now.”
Piazzola’s only mistake was leaving a fastball over the center of the plate for Stevi designated hitter Sam Hambrick, who belted the offering over the right-center field fence for a solo home run in the fifth.
“She was crowding the plate so I tried to throw her inside and it was just straight down the middle,” Piazzola said. “I should probably given her an outside pitch.”
The next time Hambrick came to bat, Piazzola struck her out looking for the second out of the seventh inning.
Thatcher credited Ossello, a sophomore catcher, for giving Piazzola an assist.
“Kate did a phenomenal job calling pitches,” Thatcher said. “They know each other so well, and Kate has the ability to keep Teresa calm. They both have the same mentality.”
The other run was the result of a bean ball in the first inning. Piazzola clipped Stevi pitcher Carly Vercruyssen with one out in the top of the first frame. She took third on a single by Cambrea Beller and scored on a squeeze bunt by Megan Finely.
BC wasted little time getting that run back.
Taylor Wahl, BC’s freshman short stop, was hit by a pitch to lead it off. After a sacrifice by senior center fielder Shelby Paffhausen, Wahl scored when Piazzola reached on an error with two outs. It was the first of five errors charged to the Yellowjackets.
The Maroons took the lead for good on an error in the second inning.
Senior left fielder Courtney Thomas walked and moved into scoring position on a bunt by sophomore second baseman McKenzie Gallagher and took third on an infield single by Wahl. Thomas scored when Paffhausen reached on an error.
Piazzola bounced a double over the fence to lead off the third inning. She scored when Corbyn Holm poked her second single of the game.
Holm scored on a throwing error after senior third baseman Rylee Green reached on an infield single, making it a 4-1 game.
Stevensville cut the lead to 4-2 on Hambrick’s blast in the fifth. BC responded with an insurance run in the sixth.
Senior pinch hitter Cassidy McGree led off the inning with a hustle double. She took third on a bunt by freshman pinch hitter Emily St. John. McGree crossed on an RBI ground out by Wahl.
Thatcher praised her team defense. In particular, Wahl and Gallagher made nice plays in up the middle. Green and freshman first baseman Mollie Peoples were solid on the corners.
“They made some really good plays,” Thatcher said. “Taylor Wahl and Gallagher made some good stops. They’re doing a good job staying in the game when Teresa is pitching.”
The outfield — Thomas, Paffhausen and senior Mikayla Boggs — didn’t have much work to do with Piazzola dealing.
The Maroons, who play at home against Hamilton and Corvallis on Saturday, didn’t put a complete game together, Thatcher said. Like they did against the Copperheads, though, the Maroons came through.
“They found a way to win,” Thatcher said. “That’s something they have done the last two games when things have gotten tough.”
Stevensville 100 010 0 — 2 3 5
BELGRADE 10 PARK 7*
PARK HIGH VARSITY 2014 (7) AT BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 (10) PARK HIGH VARSITY 20 AB R H BI BELGRADE VARSITY 201 AB R H BI Megan Gibson 4 0 1 1 Kristina West 4 3 2 2 Jacey Schleicher 4 1 0 0 Skyla Neubauer 4 2 3 3 Meadow Ingram 4 1 1 1 Kindall Bethke 2 1 0 0 Cassidy Versland 2 1 2 2 Ellie Eudave 1 0 0 0 Hailey Versland 4 1 1 0 Autumn Rollins 4 0 1 1 Sierra Higgs 4 1 2 1 Alli Alstrom 4 0 0 0 Vanessa Davaz 4 1 1 0 Rylee Cygan 4 1 2 2 Mackenzie Corder 2 0 0 0 Maddie Cade 0 0 0 0 Breanna Murphy 1 0 0 0 Judy Taylor 3 1 1 0 Ariel Howieson 2 0 1 0 Rachel Salsbury 3 1 1 0 *Shyann Mushrush 0 1 0 0 Taylor Salsbury 3 1 1 0 TOTALS 31 7 9 5 TOTALS 32 10 11 8 PARK HIGH VARSITY 2014 000 321 1 -- 7 BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 342 010 x -- 10 LOB--PARK HIGH VARSITY 2014 6, BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 5. ERR--Ariel Howieson, Cassidy Versland, Destiny Ingram, Megan Gibson, Hailey Versland (2), Taylor Salsbury, Judy Taylor, Ellie Eudave. HR--Cassidy Versland, Meadow Ingram, Rylee Cygan. HBP--Cassidy Versland. SB--Skyla Neubauer, Rachel Salsbury, Kristina West. PARK HIGH VARSITY 2014 IP H R ER BB SO HR Ariel Howieson (L) 3.00 10 9 6 1 3 1 Sierra Higgs 3.00 1 1 0 0 2 0 BELGRADE VARSITY 2014 Kristina West (W) 7.00 9 7 3 2 5 2 PB--Rylee Cygan. WP--Kristina West. SO--Mackenzie Corder (2), Hailey Versland, Vanessa Davaz, Meadow Ingram, Autumn Rollins (2), Rachel Salsbury, Kindall Bethke, Alli Alstrom. BB--Ariel Howieson, Cassidy Versland, Kindall Bethke.
Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity escapes Anaconda High School behind Brie Clifford's 10 strikeouts, 8-0
An ace performance by Brie Clifford carried Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity to an 8-0 win in seven innings over Anaconda High School on Tuesday at Hamilton High School.
Brie got the win for Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity thanks to 10 strikeouts. Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity's pitcher gave up just two hits over seven shutout innings.
The biggest inning for Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity was the first. Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity's bats caught fire leading to five runs. Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity scored in the first on an RBI single by Tayler Reynolds, a wild pitch, a two-run double by Lauren Dolcater, and an RBI single by Katie Wickham.
Brie, Tayler and Lauren helped lead Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity. They combined for five hits and two RBIs.
Andy Mavrinac took the loss for Anaconda High School. She allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked five and struck out none.
Hamilton Lady Broncs Varsity tacked on another two runs in the sixth. A bases loaded walk scored Brie to start the scoring in the inning.