Missoula Hellgate split a Western AA doubleheader with Helena High on Thursday at McCormick Park.
The Knights won the opener 2-0 and lost the second game 3-0. Both were league games.
In the opener, sophomore pitcher Molly Hays struck out seven and held the Bengals to just three hits. The Knights scored their two runs in the fifth inning off singles by Kari Harding and Karin Gorseth. Both hits came with the bases loaded.
Amy McArdle had a single and an RBI for Helena.
In the second game, Ashley Miller had an RBI single and Melissa Brooks hit a solo home run in the Bengals' 3-0 shutout of Hellgate.
Harding and Hays had the hits for Hellgate, which fell to 4-7, 4-10.
Missoula Hellgate 2, Helena High 1
Melissa Cronen and Amanda Duncan. Molly Hays and Ellen Buchman. W - Mo. Hays (3-4). L - Cronen.
HELENA - Mandy Brown 0-3, Amy McArdle 1-4, Melissa Brooks 0-3, Amy Brooks 0-3, Ashley Miller 0-1, Brittany Rieker 0-3, Duncan 1-3, Cronen 0-3, Katie Burnett 1-2.
HELLGATE - Kari Harding 1-3, Mandy Hays 0-2, Karin Gorseth 1-2, Buchman 0-3, Mo. Hays 0-3, Erica DeMers 1-3, Tiffany Davidson 0-2, Casey Chumrau 0-2, Heidi Garr 0-1.
RBIs - McArdle, Harding, Gorseth.
Helena High 3, Missoula Hellgate 0
Amy Brooks and Brittany Rieker. Molly Hays and Ellen Buchman. W - Am. Brooks. L - Mo. Hays (3-5).
HELENA - Mandy Brown 2-4, Amy McArdle 0-4, Melissa Brooks 1-3, Amy Brooks 1-4, Ashley Miller 1-3, Brittany Rieker 1-3, Molly Casey 0-3, Melissa Ewan 0-1, Katie Burnett 0-2
HELLGATE - Kari Harding 1-3, Mandy Hays 0-3, Karin Gorseth 0-4, Buchman 0-3, Molly Hays 1-1, Erica DeMers 0-3, Tiffany Davidson 0-2, Casey Chumrau 0-3, Heidi Garr 0-3.
RBIs - M. Brooks
Butte 3, Sentinel 0
BUTTE - Leena Worrell struck out three, didn't allow a walk and surrendered just three hits to lead Butte to a Western AA victory over Missoula Sentinel.
Butte scored two runs in the third inning to take a 3-0 lead. Stacie Stosich singled home Kristi Witt. Liz McCloskey scored from third base when Sentinel catcher Nikki Pummill dropped a throw from pitcher Maren Buck. Sentinel, which has lost four of five since opening the season with eight straight victories, committed three errors in the game. The Spartans are 6-2 in league and 9-4 overall.
Butte 3, Sentinel 0
Maren Buck and Nikki Pummill. Leena Worrell and Kelli Cummings. W - Worrell (6-5). L - Buck (6-2).
SENTINEL - Buck 0-3, Leah Madden 0-3, Stefani Hertz 0-3, Jacque Chatriand 0-3, Allison Rasmussen 2-3, Pummill 1-3, Janie Purdy 0-3, Kalee Evans 0-3, Mandy Bighorn 0-2.
BUTTE - Worrell 1-3, Kristi Witt 0-0, Liz McCloskey 0-2, Stacie Stosich 1-3, Callie Daly 0-0, Lori Stenson 1-2, Krista Paul 0-3, Erica Burgman 0-0, Nikki Foley 0-3, Abby Leary 0-2, Kelsie Burgman 1-1, Heidi Greer 1-3, Cummings 0-3.
3B - Rasmussen.
Corvallis 3, Stevi 0
STEVENSVILLE - Junior Chanel Evanoff scattered six hits, walked one and struck out six to help Corvallis to a Central A victory over Stevensville.
Corvallis scored two runs in the first inning. Both Kayla Chavez and Nicole Murray scored on passed balls. Whitney Mousley had an RBI single in the seventh inning. Nicole Murray went 2-for-3 for the Blue Devils who improved to 4-2 in league and 9-4 overall.
Stevensville's Nikki Curtis walked six batters, including four in the first inning. She pitched solid over the final six innings and finished with seven strikeouts.
Corvallis 3, Stevensville 0
Chanel Evanoff and Amy Messer. Nikki Curtis and Jessica Knudsen W - Evanoff (7-4). L - Curtis (1-10).
CORVALLIS - Kayla Chavez 0-3, Megan May 0-4, Evanoff 0-4, Nicole Murray 2-3, Heather Ruhnke 1-4, Amy Messer 1-1, Whitney Mousley 1-2, Ashley Byron 1-3, Dawn Bender 0-4, Jayne Simmons 0-1..
STEVENSVILLE - Jonna Davis 0-4, Christina Lohr 0-1, Jessica Knudsen 1-3, Curtis 0-3, Courtney Smith 3-3, Chyrel Garding 0-2, Melissa Pohland 0-3, Tifffany Twyford 0-3, Celera Ross 0-3, Ashley Anderson 1-2.
2B - Knudsen. RBIs - Mousley.
Libby 7, Polson 3
POLSON - Sophomore Danielle Armstrong went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI to lead Libby to a 7-3 Western A victory over Polson.
Senior pitcher Lacey Thompson allowed six hits and three walks while fanning two to earn the complete game victory for the Loggers. Mandi Foss contributed an RBI single for Libby. Lena Dailey, Sarah McClain, and losing pitcher Erin Turnage all went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Polson.
Libby 7, Polson 3
Lacey Thompson and Kori Fansler. Erin Turnage and Lena Dailey. W -Thompson (5-2) L - Turnage (5-4)
LIBBY - Stacey Bothman 2-4, Erin Cooper 0-4, Fansler 2-4, Danielle Armstrong 3-4, Lacie Vincent 0-2, Mandi Foss 1-3, Kelley Bothman 1-4, Carlie Gilden 1-4, Thompson 0-2,.
POLSON - Ashley Meidinger 1-4, Dailey 1-3, Charmel Burke 1-3, Sarah McClain 1-3, Turnage 1-3, Becky Owen 1-3, Carly Nelson 0-2, Katie Meidinger 1-3, Crystal Cornett 0-1, Kari Lundeen 0-1, Bridget Johnson 0-0.
3B - Armstrong. RBIs - Armstrong, Foss, Thompson, Dailey, McClain, Turnage.
Mission 4, Frenchtown 3
FRENCHTOWN - St. Ignatius snapped a five-game losing streak by ending Frenchtown's eight-game winning streak.
Angela Hawkaluk went 2-for-2 with a double and Shaylena Piedalue had two hits to lead the St. Ignatius offense. The Bulldogs scored two runs in the fifth inning on a Frenchtown error to take a 4-1 lead.
Frenchtown pounded out nine hits, but stranded 10 base runners. Paige Lebsock had a pair of doubles and two RBIs for the Broncs, who play at defending Class B-C champion Florence on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
St. Ignatius 4, Frenchtown 3
Jaspen McDonald and Angela Hawkaluk. Amanda Babon and Traci Gibbs. W - McDonald. L - Babon (4-2).
ST. IGNATIUS - Cassidy Johnson 0-3, Angela Hawkaluk 2-2, Shaylena Piedalue 2-4, McDonald 0-3, Amanda Hoback 0-3, Jaci Stewart 0-3, Sierra Howlett 0-2, Shannon Young 0-0, Shelby Printz 0-1, Audrey Blood 0-2..
FRENCHTOWN - Anna Henderson 2-4, Jerrylin Savik 1-3, Paige Lebsock 2-4, Dulcie Gillette 1-4, Aimee Sherry 1-4, Gibbs 0-4, A. Babon 1-3, Eileen Babon 0-1, Rianon Tiensvold 1-1, Erin O'Loughlin 0-2, Dawn Bick 0-1.
2B - Lebsock 2, Henderson, Hawkaluk 2 RBIs - McDonald 3. Henderson, Lebsock 2.
T. Falls 8, Loyola 7
THOMPON FALLS - Leah Clark drove in three runs with a single in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift Thompson Falls to a Class B-C victory over Missoula Loyola.
Kelly Taylor, Steph Pirker, and Rose Benton each had two hits for Thompson Falls. Clark finished with four RBIs and Jedlicka had two.
Megan Price went 2-for-4 with two doubles an an RBI. for Loyola Chelsea Gilfillan went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Rachel Gilfillan had two hits.
Thompson Falls, which has lost six games by one run, improved to 6-4 against B-C teams and 6-7 overall. Loyola is 5-5, 6-8.
Thompson Falls 8, Loyola 7
Lynsey Evans and Jos Weber. Tanya Gerstenberger and Leah Clark. W - Gerstenberger (1-1). L -Evans (5-7)
LOYOLA - Weber 0-4, Rachel Gilfillan 2-3, Kailey Cooley 1-3, Chelsea Gilfillan 2-4, Jenna Bond 0-3, Megan Price 2-4, Evans 0-4, Kim Hayes 0-2, Denise Hainline 1-3.
THOMPSON FALLS - Kelly Taylor 2-4, Kayleena Sparks 0-3, Stephanie Pirker 2-4, Clark 1-4, Rose Benton 2-2, Dacey Jedlicka 0-2, Anna Ivers 0-2, Jamie Kuzma 0-4, Cadi Bierwagon 1-4.
2B - Price 2. RBIs - R. Gilfillan, C. Gilfillan 2, Price, Hayes. Clark 4, Jedlicka 2, Ivers.