BUTTE - The Butte Central Maroons got a measure of revenge by downing Hamilton 3-2 in a Central A softball matchup on Saturday.
Central catcher Cianna Roeber went 3-for-3 and drove in what proved to be the winning run with a single in the fifth inning.
Lindsay Thatcher earned a victory for Central on her 17th birthday, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out five.
Kelsey Orizotti, Meghan Foley, and Thatcher all went 1-for-3 for the Maroons.
Senior Krystle Peterson went 2-for-3 to lead the way for the Broncs. Melissa Weston, who took the loss for Hamilton, registered eight strikeouts without issuing a walk.
By downing Hamilton, the Maroons avenged an April 22 loss at Hamilton. That snapped Central's 55-game winning streak.
Hamilton dropped to 5-1 in Central A action and 11-4 overall, while Cenyrtal improved to 5-1 and 9-2.
Butte Central 3, Hamilton 2
Melissa Weston and Ashley Dutton. Lindsay Thatcher and Ciana Roeber. W - Thatcher (6-2). L - Weston (10-3).
HAMILTON - Krystle Peterson 2-3, Weston 0-4, Karly Manning 0-3, Kristin Hanson 1-1, Dutton 1-3, Sarah Fraser 0-3, Chelsey Smith 0-1, Sarah Stamper 0-2, Kaycee Grover 0-1, Jenna McCartney 0-3.
CENTRAL - Thatcher 1-3, Meghan Foley 1-3, Kelsey Orizotti 1-3, Roeber 3-3, Liz Henrich 0-3, Bubba Mahoney 0-2, Aimee Stagnoli 0-2, Jessie VanDaveer 0-0, Erin Butori 0-2, Tiff Brown 0-0, Susie Regan 0-2.
RBIs - Roeber, Mahoney, Brown.
Bravettes take two
BUTTE - The Kalispell Bravettes scored two wins in doubleheader Western AA action, 3-1and 6-3 over the Butte Bulldogs.
In the day's first game, Stefanie Lanfear had a double and two RBIs to lead the way for the Bravettes. Kalispell pitcher Jordan Waverek fanned 12 and limited Butte to just three hits and two walks in earning the complete game victory. Leena Worrell took the loss for the Bulldogs.
In the second contest, senior Rosie Fleck went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in to pace Kalispell. Kristi Burton added a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI for the Bravettes, matching teammate Valissa Sneck. Chelsi Lorenz picked up the win for Kalispell. Heidi Greer went 2-for-3 for Butte.
Kalispell 3, Butte 1
Jordan Waverek and Sarah Stanhope; Lena Worrell and Kelli Cummings. W - Waverek (7-1). L - Worrell (6-6) .
KALISPELL - Stanhope 1-2, Shannon Berry 1-3, Kristi Burton 1-3, Stef Lanfear 1-3, Valissa Sneck 0-3, Rosie Fleck 1-3, Jen Shandorf 0-3, Jackie Brynes 0-3, Chelsi Lorenz 1-3.
BUTTE - Worrell 1-3, Liz McCloskey 0-2, Stacie Stosich 0-2, Kristi Paul 0-2, Callie Daly 1-3, Heidi Greer 0-3, Nikki Foley 1-3, Cummings 0-3, Erica Burgman 0-1, Kelsie Burgman 0-1.
2B -Lanfear, Daly. RBI - Lanfear 2, Greer.
Kalispell 6, Butte 3
Lorenz and Stanhope; Brittany Scarbrin and Cummings. W - Lorenz (5-2). L - Scarbrin (0-1).
KALISPELL - Stanhope 0-3, Berry 2-4, Burton 2-4, Lanfear 0-4, Sneck 2-4, Fleck 3-4, Shandorf 0-4, Byrnes 1-3, Lorenz 0-3.
BUTTE - Worrell 0-2, Abby Leary 0-2, Kristi Witt 0-2, Stosich 0-2, Daly 0-3, Paul 1-3, E. Burgman 1-1, Stevenson 0-1, Greer 2-3, Foley 1-3, Scarbrin 0-2.
3B - Fleck. RBI - Burton, Lanfear, Sneck, Fleck 2.
Sentinel 3, Capital 2
Maren Buck doubled in the fifth inning and scored on a Leah Madden single, snapping a 2-2 tie and propelling Missoula Sentinel past Western AA rival Helena Capital at Playfair Park.
Buck and Allison Rasmussen each rapped two hits, and Rasmussen added an RBI single.
Buck went the distance to improve her pitching record to 8-2, striking out nine and walking two.
Missoula Sentinel 3, Helena Capital 2
Cristi Palmer and Julie Swehla. Maren Buck and Nikki Pummill. W - Buck (8-2) L - Palmer.
CAPITAL - Liz Meyer 0-3, Mary Johnson 1-3, Swehla 1-3, Cassie Rice 0-4, Jamie Tobol 1-3, Lindsay Riley 2-3, Kristie Huntley 0-2, Steph Culp 0-3, Karlee Amestoy 0-2, Katie Reighard 1-1.
SENTINEL - Buck 2-3, Leah Madden 1-2, Stefani Hertz 0-3, Allison Rasmussen 2-3, Pummill 0-3, Janie Purdy -0-3, Kalee Evans 0-3, Megan Purdy 0-2, Mandy Bighorn 0-2.
2B - Buck, Riley. RBIs-Madden, Rasmussen, Riley.
Sentinel 8, Helena 2
Stefani Hertz pitched the complete game win and ripped a pair of RBI singles as the Spartans completed a sweep of the Helena schools.
Maren Buck's bases-loaded double sparked a four-run fourth inning that put Sentinel in command 7-2.
Hertz's singles scored Buck in the third and Mandy Bighorn in the sixth. Bighorn scored three runs.
Sentinel 8, Helena High 2
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Melissa Cronen and Amanda Duncan. Stefani Hertz and Pummill. W - Hertz (4-2). L - Cronen.
HELENA - Mandy Brown 0-1, Amy McArdie 0-4, Amy Brook 0-3, Melissa Brooks 0-3, Ashley Miller 0-2, Gutowski 0-2, Brittany Rieker 0-2, Katie Burnett 0-1, Duncan 1-2, Cronen, 0-2, Nelson 0-1.
SENTINEL - Buck 3-4, Madden 0-4, Hertz 1-4, Rasmussen 1-3, Pummill 0-4, J. Purdy 2-4, Evans 0-3, M. Purdy 0-3, Bighorn1-1.
2B - Buck, Duncan. RBIs - Buck 3, Madden, Hertz 2. Duncan.
Big Sky 6, Helena 1
Pitcher Lynnae Foshag gave up just one run on five hits as Missoula Big Sky cruised past Western AA rival Helena High 6-1 at McEnaney Field.
The junior also went 2-for-3 from the plate, and teammate JoDee Krause had two RBIs for the Eagles. Big Sky improved to 3-6 in the conference and 8-7 overall.
Mandy Brown and Amy McArdel each had two hits for Helena.
Missoula Big Sky 6, Helena High 1
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Amy Brooks and Brittany Rieker. Lynnae Foshag and Stephanie Phillips. W - Foshag (3-7). L - Brooks.
HELENA - Mandy Brown 2-4, Amy McArdel 2-4, Ashley Miller 0-1, A. Brooks 0-3, Rieker 0-2, Amanda Duncan 0-3, Molly Casey 0-3, Mellisa Ewan 0-1, Mellissa Cronen 1-1, Katie Burnnet 0-2, Mellissa Brooks 0-1.
BIG SKY - S. Phillips 0-3, Shelly Boyd 0-2, Stevie Colter 0-1, Collette Phillips 1-3, Amanda Stubb 1-3, Foshag 2-3, Deidre Ranf 0-3, JoDee Krause 0-3, Tessie Baldwin 0-3, Amanda Armstrong 0-1.
2B -McArdel. RBIs - McArdel, Kause 2, Ranf, Stubb.
Capital 5, Big Sky 0
Shyla Schritz allowed just one hit to earn the compete-game shutout for Helena Capital as the Bruins cruised to a 5-0 win over Western AA rival Missoula Big Sky at McEnaney Field.
Julie Swehla went 3-for-4 with two double and an RBI in the win.
Collette Phillips had Big Sky's only hit.
Helena Capital 5, Missoula Big Sky 0
Shayla Schritz and Cassie Rice. JoDee Krause, Lynnae Foshag and Stephanie Phillips catcher. W - Schritz. L - Krause (4-1).
CAPITAL - Katie Reighard 1-4, Mary Johnson 2-3, Cristi Palmer 0-1, Liz Meyer 2-4, Julie Swehla 3-4, Lindsey Riley 0-4, Jamie Tobol 2-4, Rice 0-1, Stephanie Culp 0-3, Karlee Amestoy 1-1, Erica Ness 0-1.
BIG SKY - S. Phillips 0-3, Shelley Boyd 0-2, Stevie Colter 0-1, Collette Phillips 1-3, Amanda Stub 0-2, Foshag 0-3, Deidre Ranf 0-3, Krause 0-2, Meagan Houlihan 0-2, Amanda Armstrong 0-2.
2B - Amestoy, Meyer, Swehla 2. RBIs - Amestoy, Swehla.
Polson JV 12, Bigfork 2
POLSON - Crystal Cornett rapped two hits and drove in a pair of runs, and Bridget Johnson hurled a no-hitter as the Polson junior varsity defeated Bigfork 12-2.
Polson JV 12, Bigfork 2
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Nikki Zeragoza and Jessi Farris. Bridget Johnson and Charmel Burke. W - Johnson. L - Zeragoza.
BIGFORK - Kim Ostroski 0-3, Krysta Johnson 0-3, Farris 0-2, Kristen Cattaneo 0-1, Kristen Gaynor 0-2, Megan Atkinson 0-2, Cheryl Cattaneo 0-1, Zeragoza 0-1, Kellie Harrel 0-2, Amanda Smith 0-0.
POLSON - Kelsey Noble 0-4, Cadee Meidinger 2-2, Kari Lundeen 1-2, Charmel Burke 0-0, Johnson 0-2, Crystal Cornett 2-3, Ashley Wolstad 1-2, Mallory Singer 0-0, Teresa Morigeau 0-0, Kasey Johnson 0-0.
RBIs - Meidinger, Johnson, Cornett 2, Wolsted.
Thompson Falls 2
THOMPSON FALLS - Aimee Sherry scored from third on a double steal in the top of the tenth inning to give Frenchtown a 3-2 win over Class B-C foe Thompson Falls.
The sophomore went 3-for-5 with a double for the Broncs, who improved to 6-3 in the conference and 11-4 overall. Freshman pitcher Eileen Babon had 10 strikeouts and moved to 7-0 on the year.
Rose Benton and Anna Ivers each had two hits for Thompson Falls, which dropped to 6-5, 6-8. Catcher Leah Clark drove in the Bluehawks' only two runs.
Frenchtown 3, Thompson Falls 2
Eileen Babon and Traci Gibbs. Stephanie Pirker and Leah Clark. W - E. Babon (7-0). L - Pirker (4-6).
FRENCHTOWN - Anna Henderson 2-5, Jerrylin Savik 1-5, Paige Lebsock 0-4, Dulcie Gillette 1-5, Aimee Sherry 3-5, Gibbs 0-4, Amanda Babon 0-2, E. Babon 0-5, Erin O'Loughlin 1-3..
TFALLS - Kelly Taylor 0-2, Kayleena Sparks 1-3, Pirker 0-4, Clark 1-5, Rose Benton 2-4, Dacey Jedlicka 0-3, Jamie Kuzma 0-4, Anna Ivers 2-5, Cadi Bierwagon 1-4.
2B - Sherry. RBIs - Gillette, Clark 2.
Red Devils sweep
NOXON - Freshman pitcher Stacy Smith earned two wins on the mound and collected a single, a double, a triple and eight RBIs for Noxon as the Red Devils won both ends of a doubleheader with Sunburst. Noxon took the first game 25-2 and won the second 16-12.
Noxon exploded for 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning in the opener. The game was shortened due to the 10-run margin rule.
In the second game, freshman catcher Randi Stocking went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for Noxon.
Sunburst's Miranda Diegel had five hits and two RBIs on the day.
Noxon 25, Sunburst 2
Brooke Olson and Lisa Donovan. Stacy Smith and Randi Stocking. W - Smith. L - Olson.
SUNBURST - Olson 0-2, Donovan 0-2, Megan Morley 0-1, Miranda Diegel 3-3, Lisa Klingler 1-2, Darcy Diegel 0-3, Brianna Gillund 0-0, Line Stevens 0-0, Amber Suta 0-2.
NOXON - Stocking 2-4, Danielle Dean 1-3, Smith 1-5, Ciarra Hay 2-5, Cameo Sharp 0-0, Maggie Haflich 0-3, Crystal Wiltse 0-1, Marah Hay 2-5, Brit Nolan 1-4, Acacia Kirkland 0-1, Alexis Anderson 0-2, Karrie Flory, Morgan Werst 1-2.
2B - Nolan. RBIs - Stocking 2, Dean 4, Smith 4, C. Hay 4, M. Hay 4, Klingler, D. Diegal.
Noxon 16, Sunburst 12
Brooke Olson and Miranda Diegal. Stacy Smith and Randi Stocking. W - Smith. L - Olson.
SUNBURST - Olson 1-3, Lisa Donovan 1-3, Megan Morley 1-4, M. Diegal 2-5, Lisa Klingler 0-3, Darcy Diegal 0-2, Brianna Gillund 1-3, Line Stevens 0-1, Amber Suta 0-2.
NOXON - Stocking 4-5, Maggie Haflich 1-4, Crystal Wiltse 0-1, Smith 2-3, Ciarra Hay 3-5, Brit Nolan 1-3, Danielle Dean 2-2, Marah Hay 2-5, Acaia Kirkland 2-3, Cameo Sharp 0-1, Alexis Anderson 1-3, Karrie Flory 00-1, Morgan Werst 0-3.
2B - M. Diegal, Stocking, Smith, C. Hay, Nolan, Dean. 3B - Smith, C. Hay. RBIs - Donovan 2, M. Diegal 2, Stocking 2, Haflich 2, Smith 4, C. Hay 4.