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THOMPSON FALLS - The home team took care of business Saturday and earned the title at the first Western B-C divisional softball tournament.

Thompson Falls (21-2) collected the big hardware by beating top-seeded Loyola Sacred Heart 7-3 in the tournament championship.

In loser-out play earlier in the day, Deer Lodge defeated St. Ignatius 7-3, and Florence blanked Drummond 9-0.

In the consolation game, Florence beat Deer Lodge 14-4.

Thompson Falls will meet Conrad in the first round of the State B-C tournament, which begins Thursday in Billings. The Breakers will face Huntley Project, Florence draws three-time defending champion Columbus and the Wardens will meet Eastern B-C champion Shepherd.

Thompson Falls 7,

Loyola Sacred Heart 3

Kyla Molzhon (21-2) pitched the Bluehawks to victory in the title game.

She allowed three hits and a walk and struck out nine Breakers.

Hanna Peters went 3-for-4 for Thompson Falls and Molzhon and Makayla Becker had two singles apiece.

Sarah Goodman, Stevie Kahle and Laura Snook each singled for Loyola.

Championship

T. Falls 000 401 2 - 7 9 2

Loyola 200 010 0 - 3 3 1

Kyla Molzhon and Karli Cavill and Sarah Goodman, Andrea Hoffman (6) and Heather Huguet. W - Molzhon (21-2). L - Goodman.

THOMPSON FALLS - Cavill 0-4, Shelby Swant 0-3, Molzhon 2-3, Stephanie Larkin 0-3, Hanna Peters 3-4, Makayla Becker 2-4, Kelsey Fitchett 1-4, Kayla Stark 1-2, Katelynn Basham 0-2.

LOYOLA - Goodman 1-2, Stevie Kahle 1-3, Hoffman 0-3, Laura Snook 1-3, Kari Tirrell 0-3, Huguet 0-3, Colleen MIller 0-3, Caelin Miltko 0-3, Sam Manley 0-3.

RBIs - Kahle, Larkin, Becker, Fitchett 2, Stark, Basham.

Florence 14, Deer Lodge 4

Courtney Byrne allowed three hits as the Falcons won the consolation game.

She walked one and struck out eight. At the plate, Byrne was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Page Bodner also had a double and drove in a pair for Florence and Brittany Heinz was 3-for-4.

Marty McKee was 2-for-2 and Taylor Redfern had an RBI for the Wardens.

Consolation game

Florence 230 107 1 - 14 10 1

Deer Lodge 010 120 0 - 4 3 4

Courtney Byrne and Chayla Pederson. Kellie Despian and Chelsie Micu. W - Byrne. L - Despain.

FLORENCE - Brittany Heinz 3-4, Pederson 0-3, Byrne 2-4, Chelsea Ralls 0-3, Page Bodner 1-4, Hayley Cole 0-3, Shanna Moore 1-3, Kelsie Hoagland 1-3, Cassie Pederson 2-3.

DEER LODGE - Shelby Applegate 0-3, Annie Lombardi 0-3, Danni Johnson 0-2, Syd McKee 1-2, Andi Lambert 0-3, Ivy Duncan 0-1, Daley Snell 0-1, Despain 0-2, Megan Reynolds 0-1, Marty McKee 2-2, Alaina Doiron 0-1, Taylor Redfern 0-2.

2B - Byrne, Bodner. RBIs - Redfern, Byrne 2, Ralls, Bodner 2, Cole.

Florence 9, Drummond 0

Byrne tossed a three-hit shutout as the Falcons earned their berth at state.

Byrne went the distance, allowing a walk while striking out eight.

Chelsea Ralls paced Florence's 10-hit attack, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Heinz, Chayla Pederson and Bodner each singled twice for the Falcons. Byrne added a double and a run driven in.

Bridgette Oberweiser, Breanna Wight and Kimmy Paske each had a single for the Trojans, who completed their season.

Loser out

Florence 200 110 5 - 9 10 1

Drummond 000 000 0 - 0 3 6

Courtney Byrne and Chayla Pederson. Emilie Angelo and Breanna Wight. W - Byrne. L - Angelo.

FLORENCE - Brittany Heinz 2-4, Pederson 2-4, Byrne 1-4, Chlsea Ralls 3-4, Paige Bodner 2-4, Hayley Cole 0-4, Shanna Moore 0-3, Kelsie Hoagland 0-3, Cassie Pederson 0-2.

DRUMMOND - Sarah Angelo 0-3, Amanda Wight 0-3, Ashley Mannix 0-3, E. Angelo 0-3, Bridgette Oberweiser 1-2, Rhianna Poole 0-3, B. Wight 1-2, Brianna Jesse 0-2, Kimmy Paske 1-2.

2B - Byrne, Ralls 2. RBIs - Ch. Pederson, Byrne, Ralls 2, Bodner.

Deer Lodge 7,

St. Ignatius 3

A four-run fourth inning led the Wardens to the win in the day's early loser-out game.

Annie Lombardi was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Deer Lodge and Paige Kruzich, Syd McKee, Danni Johnson and Kellie Despain each drove in a run.

Despain threw a complete game, surrendering seven hits and three walks. She fanned three.

In the Bulldogs' final game of the season, Bella Dally doubled and Jasmine Gilleard had an RBI.

Loser out

Deer Lodge 010 400 2 - 7 8 4

St. Ignatius 002 001 0 - 3 7 5

Kellie Despain and Chelsie Micu. Kyla Olson anfd Katie McDonald. W - Despain. L - Olson.

DEER LODGE - Shelby Applegate 1-4, Annie Lombardi 2-4, Paige Kruzich 1-4, Syd McKee 1-4, Danni Johnson 1-4, Andi Lambert 1-3, Ivy Duncan 1-2, Despain 1-3, Taylor Redfern 0-3.

ST. IGNATIUS - Bella Dally 1-4, Kinley Pope 3-4, McDonald 0-4, Janeal McDonald 0-2, Dalena Weaselhead 1-3, Jasmine Gilleard 0-2, Olson 1-2, Serena Long 0-3, Bryanna Steele 1-2.

2B - Dally, Duncan. RBIs - Kruzich, McKee, Jonhson, Lambert, Despain, Gilleard.

Frenchtown 11,

Anaconda 1

At Frenchtown, the Broncs scored all their runs in the second inning of a game shortened to 4 1-2 innings due to the 10-run margin rule.

Keller Leishman doubled and drove in three and Sakai Scheffer was 1-for-1 with three RBIs for Frenchtown. Shelby Jutila added a double and an RBI for the Broncs (8-0, 19-3).

Freshman pitcher Abby Indreland moved to 12-0 by tossing a complete-game six-hitter. She struck out nine and didn't issue a walk.

Rachel Wagner singled twice for Anaconda and drove in a run.

Anaconda 0 0 0 10 - 1 6 1

Frenchtown 0 (11)0 0x - 11 10 2

Brooke Chapman, Karli King (2) and Lisa Laslovich. Abby Indreland and Jordan Hulla. W - Indreland (12-0). L - Chapman.

ANACONDA - Laslovich 1-3, King 0-2, Lauren Bolton 0-1, Vanessa Jene 1-3, Korey Krumm 1-3, Ali Forkan 0-2, Rachel Wagner 2-2, Abby Stanberry 0-2, Jeanna Brunell 1-2, Hannah Anderson 0-1, Jayne Stergar 0-1.

FRENCHTOWN - Shana Harlan 1-2, Kaitlyn Indreland 0-1, Katie Kees 0-2, Tyler Warren 0-1, Keller Leishman 2-3, Kayla Bordner 0-3, A. Indreland 2-2, Holly Jacobs 1-1, Sarah Lester 0-0, Becca Peters 1-1, Madison McGuire 0-1, Emma Oostdyk 0-1, Shelby Jutila 1-2, Sakai Scheffer 1-1, Jesse Pengelly 1-1.

2B - Leishman, Jutila. RBIs - Wagner, Harlan, Leishman 3, Bordner, Jutila, Scheffer 3, Lester.

Ronan 7, Whitefish 4

At Whitefish, Payge Delauranti drove in two runs as the Maidens posted the Northwestern A win.

Lindsay Clairmont and Katie Andrews each had a double for Ronan and Chelsea Bourdon added two singles and an RBI.

Bethany Colman got the win on the mound for the Maidens, allowing eight hits in a complete-game outing.

Shannon Holmes was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Bulldogs.

Ronan 000 403 0 - 7 8 3

Whitefish 000 040 0 - 4 8 5

Bethany Colman and Katie Andrews. Kaitlyn Wehrli and Hailey Mortensen. W - Colman. L - Wehrli.

RONAN - Lindsay Clairmont 1-4, Claire. Frank 0-4, Andrews 1-4, Colman 1-2, Courtney Clairmont 0-1, Payge Delauranti 1-4, Brittani Clairmont 1-4, Abby Luke 1-3, Mackenzie Middleton 0-3, Chelsea Bourdon 2-4.

WHITEFISH - Wehrli 0-2, Emma Baldonado 0-2, Madison Tveidt 2-4, Mortensen 1-4, Shannon Holmes 2-4, Hannah Lewis 1-4, Madisen Cross 0-3, Andrea Lamourex 0-2, Baylee Tveidt 2-3.

2B - L. Clairmont, Andrews, Holmes. 3B - M. Tveidt. RBIs - L. Clairmont, Delauranti 2, Bourdon, Mortensen 2, Holmes

 

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