WHITEFISH - The Libby softball team picked up a crucial Northwestern A road victory Thursday afternoon, downing Whitefish 10-6.
The Loggers, who moved into a tie for second place in the league standings with Whitefish and clinched a berth at the State A tournament next weekend, scored four times in the top of the seventh to put the game away.
Kim Tangen was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs to lead Libby's 11-hit attack. Alysha Martin drove in two runs for the Loggers and finished with three singles.
Stacey Oedewaldt threw a complete game to earn the win for the Loggers. She allowed 10 hits and survived her defense making seven errors behind her.
Though she took the loss on the mound for the Bulldogs, Kaitlyn Wehrli homered and had two RBIs. Whitefish also received three hits from Shannon Holmes.
Libby 203 010 4 - 10 11 7
Whitefish 100 300 2 - 6 10 4
Stacey Oedewaldt and Lexi Hageness. Kaitlyn Wehrli and Hailey Mortensen. W - Oedewaldt. L - Wehrli.
LIBBY - Jaime Gilden 2-4, Alyssa Walker 2-4, Hageness 1-4, Alysha Martin 3-4, Kim Tangen 2-4, Candace Hendrickson 1-4, LaRona Luscher 0-4, Taylor Barton 0-3, Harley Nelson 0-3.
WHITEFISH - Wehrli 1-5, Andrea Lamourex 0-5, Madison Tveidt 2-5, Mortensen 2-4, Shannon Holmes 3-4, Emma Baldonado 0-4, Madisen Cross 1-4, Hanah Lewis 0-2, Baylee Tveidt 1-4.
HR - Tangen, Wehrli. RBIs - Tangen 3, Martin 2, Wehrli 2, M. Tveidt, Holmes.
Polson 8, Columbia Falls 4
At Polson, every Pirate hit safely and Polson scored seven times in the bottom of the fourth to earn the Northwestern A win.
Sallie Sams was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Kylie Knutson doubled twice and drove in a pair for the Pirates (6-1, 15-5).
Shalaina Duford moved to 15-4 for Polson by limiting the Wildkats to five hits.
Cassidee Skiles hit a two-run homer for Columbia Falls.
Col. Falls 000 211 0 - 4 5 2
Polson 010 700 x - 8 15 2
Morgan Rowe and Kathrin Jetty. Shalaina Duford and Kayla Duford. W - S. Duford (15-4). L - Rowe.
COLUMBIA FALLS - Jessica Owens 1-4, Madison Sandefer 1-3, Shaun Rowe 1-4, Michonne Cronquist 0-4, Ranae Nelson 0-2, Niki Birky 0-2, Cassidee Skiles 2-2, Jetty 0-3, M. Rowe 1-3.
POLSON - Staci Benson 2-4, Kodi Woods 1-3, K. Duford 1-4, Riley Kenney 1-3, S. Duford 2-3, Makaliah Wilson 1-2, Sallie Sams 3-4, Kylie Knutson 2-4, Ashley Johnson 2-3.
2B - Knutson 2. HR - Skiles. RBIs - Skiles 2, S. Rowe, Jetty, Woods, S. Duford, Sams, Knutson 2, Johnson 2.
Corvallis 14, Hamilton 4
At Corvallis, Alex Ewing went deep, belted four hits and had four RBIs as the Blue Devils rapped out 20 safeties in posting the Southwestern A win.
BriAnna Brawley was 5 for 5 with a double and three RBIs for Corvallis. The Blue Devils also received two runs driven in by both Korie Conder and Whitney Jessop.
Ewing got the win in relief of Ashley Johnson, throwing two innings of three-hit ball.
Melissa Hood was 2-for-3 for the Broncs.
Hamilton 102 100 - 4 7 4
Corvallis 720 113 - 14 20 2
Jessica Bourne, Rebecka Hood (2) and Presley Chadwick. Ashley Johnson, Alex Ewing (5) and Korie Conder. W - Ewing. L - Bourne.
HAMILTON - Melissa Hood 2-3, Kaylie Strandberg 1-2, Nicole Hood 0-3, Annie Schultz 1-3, R. Hood 1-3, Elizabeth Taylor 0-2, Chadwick 0-3, Kailey Bergeren 1-2, Bourne 0-2, Mikahala Wilson 1-1.
CORVALLIS - BriAnna Brawley 5-5, Angie Henderson 2-4, Megan Auch 2-4, Ewing 4-4, Conder 0-4, Whitney Jessop 3-4, Ruby Ostrander 1-3, Amanda Butt 1-1, Tegan Elliot 1-4, Miquela Kriskovich 1-3.
2B - Bregren, Brawley. 3B - Schultz, Henderson. HR - Ewing. RBIs - Schultz, R. Hood, Brawley 3, Henderson, Ewing 4, Conder 2, Jessop 2, Elliot, Kriskovich.
Anaconda 6, Stevensville 5
At Stevensville, half of the Copperheads' hits went for extra bases as Anaconda held off the Yellowjackets for the Southwestern A win.
Vanessa Jense had a triple and Lisa Laslovich added a double as the Copperheads totaled four hits off Stevensville hurler Maddie Jones.
Brooke Chapman pitched five innings of four-hit ball to get the win for Anaconda. She allowed four hits and two walks while fanning seven.
Bailey Vercruyssen and Makaela Hallenback each had a double for Stevensville (0-8, 2-20).
Anaconda 111 210 0 - 6 4 2
Stevensville 100 201 1 - 5 5 5
Brooke Chapman, Karli King (6) and Lisa Laslovich. Maddie Jones and ilee Bartschi. W - Chapman. L - Jones.
ANACONDA - Laslovich 1-4, King 0-3, Vanessa Jense 1-3, Korey Krumm 0-3, Ali Forkan 0-3, Rachel Wagner 0-2, Abby Stanberry 0-2, Jeanna Brunell 1-3, Hannah Anderson 1-3.
STEVENSVILLE - Bailey Vercruyssen 2-3, Jessica Diepstraten 0-3, Jones 1-3, Ashley Reid 1-4, Ashlie Larum 0-3, Sydney Kohl 0-3, Jade Stordahl 0-3, Makaela Hallenback 1-2, Randi Summers 0-1, Courtney Cockroft 0-1.
2B - Laslovich, Vercruyssen, Hallenback. 3B - Jense.