Missoulian Softball roundup
KALISPELL - Cynthia Houston and Steph Lanfear hit two-run home runs to lead Kalispell to a 10-6 Western AA victory Saturday over Helena at the Conrad Complex.
The Bengals stormed back to win the second game, a non-conference affair, 6-4, to snap a nine-game losing streak.
The Bravettes, who were playing at home for the first time this season, surrendered three runs in the top of the first inning of the opener, but battled back with three in the bottom of the first. Sara Hanley belted a run-scoring single in the frame.
Lanfear, who went 2-for-3 with a double, blasted her homer in the third. Houston went deep in the fourth to put the Bravettes up 8-4.
Valissa Sneck went 3-for-3 for Kalispell and Natalie Dachs struck out seven to up her mark to 4-3.
In the second game, Melissa Cronen limited the Bravettes to just four hits. The Bengals took advantage of three Kalispell errors to notch their first victory of the season.
Anna Doubek had a two-run double for Helena in its four-run second inning. The Bravettes scored all their runs in the seventh. Houston scored Sarah Stadler with a sacrifice fly in the frame.
Kalispell is 4-3 in league and 6-5 overall. Helena is 0-7, 1-9.
Amy Brooks, Melissa Cronen (6)and Misti Hamilton. Natalie Dachs, Jordan Waverek (7) and Erin Knutsen. W - Dachs (4-3) L - Brooks (0-4).
HELENA - Mandy Brown 2-4, Jen Maloy 0-3, Anna Doubek 2-3, Jade Anders 2-4, Ashley Miller 1-4, Hamilton 0-4, A. Brooks 2-4, Amanda Duncan 0-3, Melissa Brooks 0-2, Cronen 0-1.
KALISPELL - Cynthia Houston 2-3, Erin Knutsen 0-4, Steph Lanfear 2-3, Sara Hanley 2-4, N. Dachs 0-2, Valissa Sneck 3-3, Rosie Fleck 1-3, Shannon Berry 1-3, Jen Shandorf 0-2. .
2B - Lanfear, Hanley. HR - C. Houston, Lanfear. RBIs - Anders 2, Houston 2, Lanfear 2, Hanley, Dachs, Sneck.
Cronen and Duncan. Waverek and Sara Stanhope. W - Cronen (1-2). L - Waverek (1-3).
HELENA - M. Brown 1-3, J. Maloy 1-3, Doubek 3-4, Anders 1-4, A. Miller 1-4, Hamilton 0-3, A. Duncan 0-3, A. Brooks 1-3, Cronen 0-3.
KALISPELL - C. Houston 0-4, Stanhope 0-3, Lanfear 1-3, Hanley 1-4, Sneck 0-3, Fleck 1-3, Berry 0-3, Sarah Stadler 1-3, Shandorf 0-2.
2B - Doubek. RBIs Helena: Doubek 2, Anders, Houston.