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Broncs of different stripes twirl no-hitters

Broncs of different stripes twirl no-hitters

Missoulian Softball roundup

Friday was a good day to be a Bronc pitcher.

Three Hamilton Broncs combined to no-hit Ronan. At approximately the same time, Frenchtown Bronc sophomore Brianne Tweedy was working on a no-hitter of her own.

Tweedy, who combined on a no-hitter earlier this season with Jessie Williams and has hurled three one-hitters this season, struck out six in a five-inning 10-0 win over Central A Corvallis.

Hamilton junior Kristen Hansen, who was making her first varsity start, kept Ronan hitless for six inning in the Broncs' 4-1 win. Jenna McCartney and Melissa Weston pitched the seventh inning and kept the no-hitter in tact.

Both Hamilton and Frenchtown swept their respective foes.

€ Hamilton takes two

At Hamilton, the Broncs won both games by 4-1 scores. Sophomore Melissa Weston hurled a three-hitter in the opener and Hansen and company followed with the no-hitter.

In the opener, Weston struck out eight and allowed two singles. Nikki Garrod and Karly Manning drove in runs in Hamilton's four-run first inning.

In the second game, Hansen struck out three. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate with double and an RBI.

Hamilton finished the regular season 8-4 in league and 11-11 overall. Ronan finished its season 0-12, 4-16. The Maidens finished last in the Central A and won't advance to next weekend's state Class A tournament in Billings.

First game

Ronan 000 010 0 - 1 2 3
Hamilton 040 000 x - 4 2 1

Jeania McGreevey and Abby Olsson. Melissa Weston and Sarah Stamper. W - Weston (9-10). L - McGreevey (4-15)

RONAN - Erika VanMaanen 0-3, Cara Irvine 0-3, McGreevey 0-3, Olsson 0-3, Charla Bick 1-2, Tara Irvine 1-3, Athena Brown 0-2, Amanda Luke 0-2, Sara Drollman 0-2.

HAMILTON - Krystal Peterson 1-2, Weston 0-1, Karly Manning 0-3, Melissa Boucher 0-2, Kristen Hanson 0-3, Stamper 0-3, Sarah Fraser 0-2, Chelsey Smith 0-2, Nikki Garrod 1-2.

RBIs - Brown, Garrod, Manning.

Second game

Ronan 000 000 1 - 1 0 1
Hamilton 004 000 x - 4 4 1

McGreevey and Olsson. Hansen, Jenna McCartney (7) and Weston (7) and Ashley Dutton. W - Hansen (1-0). L - McGreevey (4-16).

RONAN - VanMaanen 0-2, Leslie Anderson 0-1, C. Irvine 0-2, McGreevey 0-1, Olsson 0-3, Bick 0-2, T. Irvine 0-2, Brown 0-2, Carla Kinney 0-1, Luke 0-1, Angie Patch 0-0, Drollman 0-2.

HAMILTON - Peterson 1-3, Hansen 2-3, Manning 0-2, Dutton 0-3, M. Boucher 0-2, Carly Baer 0-1, Fraser 0-2, Stamper 0-1, Smith 0-2, Katie Boucher 0-1, Nikki Garrod 1-2, KayCee Gover 0-1.

2B - Hansen. RBIs - Hansen, Manning.

€ Frenchtown sweeps

At Frenchtown, the Class B-C Broncs ran their winning streak to 12 games with two shutout victories over the Central A Blue Devils. Frenchtown followed its 10-0 win in the opener, with a 9-0 victory.

In the opener, Tweedy (10-0) struck out six. Catcher Kayla Brosious went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs. Joy Gollofon went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Christy Lefler and Julie Savik also had two hits and an RBI.

In the second game, Amanda Babon went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Gollofon had an RBI double. The Broncs scored five runs in the third inning. Jessie Williams (8-2) surrendered three hits and struck out six.

Frenchtown, 11-0 against Class B-C teams and 20-2 overall, has outscored its opponents 47-1 in its last five games.

Corvallis (4-6, 8-12) plays a doubleheader Saturday at Butte Central.

First game

Corvallis 000 00 - 0 0 5
Frenchtown 110 62 - 10 11 1

Erin Jarvis and Kasey Smith. Brianne Tweedy and Kayla Brosious. W - Tweedy (10-0). L - Jarvis.

CORVALLIS - Tiffany Nash 0-2, Connie Huls 0-2, Jarvis 0-2, Chanel Evanoff 0-2, K. Smith 0-2, Heather Ruhnke 0-2, Kayla Chavez 0-2, Kristine Campbell 0-1, Ashley Bryon 0-1.

FRENCHTOWN - Jessie Williams 0-3, Bick 0-3, Christy Lefler 2-4, Brosious 3-3, Dulcie Gillette 0-3, Julie Savik 2-4, Amanda Babon 1-3, Joy Gollofon 2-3, Anna Henderson 1-3.

2B - Brosious.. RBIs - Lefler, Brosious 2, Gillette, Savik, Gollofon 2.

Second game

Corvallis 000 000 0 - 0 3 3
Frenchtown 015 012 x - 9 8 3

Chanel Evanoff and Kasey Smith. Jessie Williams and Brosious. W - Williams (8-2). L - Evanoff.

CORVALLIS - Nash 1-3, Huls 0-2, Jarvis 0-1, Byron 0-1, Evanoff 0-3, Smith 1-3, Ruhnke 0-2, Chavez 0-3, Campbell 0-3, Nicole Murray 1-2.

FRENCHTOWN - Williams 2-4, Bick 1-3, Lefler 1-2, Brosious 1-3, Gillette 0-2, R. Tiesvold 0-1, Savik 0-1, Babon 1-3, Gollofon 1-2, Henderson 1-2, Erin O'Loughlin 0-1.

2B - Gollofon RBIs - Lefler, Gillette, Babon 2, Gollofon, Henderson

€ Libby sweeps Browning

At Libby, the Libby Loggers pounded out 22 hits and scored 21 runs in a Western A sweep of Browning. The Loggers tallied 14 hits, including three from Emma Pflieger, in a 10-0 win in the opener. Crystal Barnes and Jolene Huntsberger each had two hits as Libby won the second game 11-1. Both games ended after five innings because of the 10-run rule.

In the opener, Julie Barnes struck out six and surrendered just two hits. Pfleiger had a double and a triple and drove in a run in Libby's seven-run third inning. Crystal Barnes, Erin Cooper, Stacey Bothman and Kelley Bothman each had two hits in the game.

In the second game, Lacey Thompson struck out seven and scattered five hits. She also went 1-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs. The Loggers scored four runs in the first inning.

Libby is 6-3 in league and 12-7 overall. Browning dropped to 2-7 in league. The Loggers host a tournament on Saturday beginning at noon. All six Western A squads will be in action.

First game

Browning 000 00 - 0 2 3
Libby 027 01 - 10 14 0

Misty Louis and Racine. Julie Barnes, Anika Huth (5) and Crystal Barnes. W - Barnes (7-4). L - Louis.

BROWNING - Burns 0-1, Gilham 0-2, Tatsey 0-2, Louis 0-2, Racine 0-1, Ratd 0-2, Flurey 1-2, Wildgun 0-2, Little Dog 1-1, Bird 0-1, .

LIBBY - Emma Pfleiger 3-4, Kori Fansler 0-3, Carlie Gilden 0-1, Lane Gilden 0-4, C. Barnes 2-3, Erin Cooper 2-3, Jolene Huntsberger 1-2, Stacey Bothman 2-3, Julie Barnes 1-3, Kelley Bothman 2-2, Angie Olson 0-1.

2B - Pfleiger, Cooper, J. Barnes, K. Bothman. 3B - Pfleiger. RBIs - S. Bothman, J. Barnes, K. Bothman, Pfleiger.

Second game

Browning 001 00 - 1 5 4
Libby 433 1x - 11 8 0

Gilham and Racine. Lacey Thompson, Huth (4) and C. Barnes. W - Thompson (5-3). L - Gilham.

BROWNING - Burns 2-2, Gilham 1-2, Tatsey 1-2, Louis 0-2, Racine 0-2, Flurey 0-2, Goggles 0-2, Dorsey 0-2, McGloghlin 1-2.

LIBBY - Pfeliger 0-2, C. Gilden 0-1, L. Gilden 1-3, Danielle Armstrong 0-0, C. Barnes 2-2, Fansler 1-2 , Cooper 1-2, Mandi Foss 0-1, Huntsberger 2-2, Jennica Snyder 0-1, S. Bothman 0-1, K. Bothman 0-2, Thompson 1-2, Huth 0-0, Lacie Vincent 0-1, Olson 0-2.

2B - Cooper. 3B - Fansler. RBIs - C. Barnes, Huntsberger, Thompson 2.

€ Florence wins a pair

At Thompson Falls, Florence pitcher Tawnya Vernon picked up two wins and a save in sweeping a pair of Class B-C games from Thompson Falls. Florence won the first gae 11-1 and the second 11-8.

Vernon left with an 11-3 lead in the second game and had to return to save the game when the Bluehawks had five straight hits and scored five runs in the seventh. The Bluehawks committed seven errors in the second game. Rachel Sullivan drove in four runs.

In the first game, Vernon took a no-hitter into the seventh, before allowing two hits. She struck out 11 to hike her record to 10-7. Allena Johns went 4-for-5 with a two run homer in the first to lead the Falcons.

Florence finished the regular season 8-5 against Class B-C teams and 11-9 overall. Thompson Falls (5-10, 8-12) plays a doubleheader at Eureka on Saturday

First game

Florence 200 702 - 11 8 0
T. Falls 000 001 - 1 2 4

Tawnya Vernon and Rachel Sullivan. Stephanie Pirker, Kelly Taylor (5) and Leah Clark. W - Vernon (9-7) L - Pirker (8-11)

FLORENCE - Candace Craun 1-1, Allena Johns 4-5, Holly Richards 0-3, Michelle Block 0-2, Megan McKay 0-4, Nicole Hatfield 1-1, Jessica DuBois 0-3, Sullivan 0-2, Haley Bradley 2-4.

THOMPSON FALLS - Pirker 0-3, Kayleena Sparks 1-3, Bethany Thompson 0-2, Taylor 0-2, Robin Walker 0-2, Rose Benton 0-2, Jamie Kuzma 0-2, Clark 1-2, Renee Gilbert 0-1.

HR - Johns. RBIs - Craun, Johns 2, Hatfield 2, Bradley 2, Sparks.

Second game

Florence 002 143 1 - 11 10 5
T. Falls 300 000 5 - 8 7 7

Vernon, Cassie Phillips (7), Vernon (7) and Sullivan. Pirker, Taylor (6) and L. Clark. W - Vernon (10-7) L - Pirker (8-12)

FLORENCE - Craun 2-5, Johns 1-4, Hays 1-3, Block 1-5, McKay 0-4, Hatfield 2-2, DuBois 1-4, Sullivan 1-5, Bradley 1-4.

THOMPSON FALLS - Pirker 0-2, Erin Clark 0-2, Sparks 2-4, Thompson 1-3, Taylor 2-4, Walker 2-4, Benton 0-2, L. Clark 0-3, Kuzma 0-4, Cadi Bierwagen 0-4.

2B - Block. 3B - Sullivan RBIs - Johns, DuBois 2, Sullivan 4, Bradley, Taylor 2, Walker 3, L. Clark.

€ Butte Central 11, Stevi 1

At Butte, Lindsay Thatcher went 3-for-4 and hit a three-run home run in the second inning to lead defending Class A champion Butte Central to a Central A win over Stevensville.

Butte Central (10-0, 20-0) has won 46 straight games. Alicia Wheeler pitched a three-hitter to move her record to 18-0.

Kristin Harper had two of Stevensville's three hits, including a solo home run in the fourth. The Yellowjackets finished the regular season 6-6, 11-11.

Stevensville 000 100 - 1 3 4
Butte Central 031 403 - 11 12 1

Nikki Curtis and Michele Hunter. Alicia Wheeler and J.J. Hogart. W - Wheeler (18-0). L - Curtis.

STEVENSVILLE - Michele Hunter 0-3, Sarah Miller 0-3, Kristin Harper 2-3, Megan Pfau 0-3, Jamie Mickelson 1-2, Lacey Hunter 0-2, Katie Bailey 0-2, Annie LeCoure 0-2, Nikki Curtis 0-2.

BUTTE CENTRAL - Lindsay Thatcher 3-4, Sarah Thatcher 2-3, Alicia Wheeler 1-2, Brandi Darlow 0-1, Kelsey Orizotti 3-4, J.J. Hogart 0-3, Ciana Roeber 0-4, Bubba Mahoney 0-0, Liz Henrich 1-4, Meghan Foley 0-1, Jessie VanDaveer 2-3.

HR - Harper, L. Thatcher.

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