KALISPELL - Missoula Big Sky continued its recent hot streak with a doubleheader sweep of Kalispell on Tuesday.
The Eagles beat Kalispell 5-1 in the opener, a Western AA conference game, and notched a 9-6 win in the non-conference second game.
Big Sky has won seven of its last eight since a six-game losing streak dropped it to 0-6, 3-7 on April 27. Big Sky improved to 4-7, 10-8.
In the opener, Amanda Stubb went 1-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Eagles, who scored four runs in the seventh inning to break the contest open. Shelley Boyd went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the win.
Lynnae Foshag (5-6) limited Kalispell to six hits. Kalispell (8-3, 12-6) entered the day on a seven-game winning streak.
Rosie Fleck had a single to drive in Kalispell's only run. Jordan Waverek (7-2) took the loss .
Senior Deidre Ranf went 4-for-4 with three RBIs to pace Big Sky to victory in the second game. Collette Phillips contributed a double and an RBI. Senior Meaghan Houlihan had a single and two RBIs for Big Sky.
Missoula Big Sky 5, Kalispell 1
Lynnae Foshag and Stephanie Phillips. Jordan Waverek and Sarah Stanhope. W - Foshag (5-6) L - Waverek (7-2)
BIG SKY - S. Phillips 0-2, Shelley Boyd 2-4, Collette Phillips 1-4, Amanda Stubb 1-4, JoDee Krause 0-3, Deidre Ranf 1-4, Foshag 1-45, Meaghan Houlihan 1-3, Amanda Armstrong 1-3.
KALISPELL - Stanhope 1-3, Shannon Berry 0-4, Kristi Burton 1-3, Steph Lanfear 0-2, Valissa Sneck 1-3, Rosie Fleck 1-2, Jen Shandorf 0-3, Jackie Burns 2-3, Caitlin Luehr 0-3..
RBIs - Houlihan, Boyd, S. Phillips, Stubb 2, Fleck.
Missoula Big Sky 9, Kalispell 6
JoDee Krause and S. Phillips. Chelsea Lorenz and Stanhope. W - Krause. (5-2) L - Lorenz (5-3)
BIG SKY - S. Phillips 2-4, Krause 0-4, C. Phillips 2-4, Stubb 2-5, Boyd 2-3, Stevie Coulter 0-2, Ranf 4-4, Tessie Baldwin 0-4, Houlihan 1-4, Armstrong 1-3.
KALISPELL - Stanhope 1-4, Berry 0-4, Burton 1-4, Lanfear 1-4, Sneck 1-3, Fleck 1-4, Shandorf 1-2, Burns 1-2, Lorenz 1-3.
2B - Stanhope, C. Phillips. RBI - Houlihan 2, Ranf 3, Boyd, C. Phillips, Burns, Shandorf, Burton, Stanhope 2.
Polson 12, Whitefish 5
POLSON - Carly Nelson's perfect squeeze bunt scored Crystal Cornett and sparked Polson's five-run fourth inning, propelling the Pirates to a Western A victory over Whitefish.
Amber Wock (5-1) pitched five innings and gave up two hits and two walks while fanning five to earn the victory for the Pirates.
Ashley Meidinger went 1-for-2 with two runs driven in for the Pirates, who improved to 7-1 in Western A play and 12-5 overall.
Laura Harthan had a double and an RBI to pace the Bulldogs. Trina Olson went the distance and took the loss for Whitefish.
Trina Olson and Emily Robison. Amber Wock, Erin Turnage (6) and Leena Dailey. W - Wock (5-1) L - Olson
WHITEFISH - Chelsi Howe 1-3, Michelle Sheldon 0-4, Laura Harthan 1-2, Mae Clark 1-2, Mel Cerra 0-2, Robison 0-3, Sara Cummins 0-3, Whitney Baldwin 0-2, Heather McEvoy 0-3.
POLSON - Ashley Meidinger 1-2, Dailey 3-3, Charmel Burke 1-4, Jackie Johnson 0-3, Sarah McClain 0-3, Becky Owen 2-4, K. D. Meidinger 2-3, Turnage 0-1, Carly Nrlson 1-2, Bridget Johnson 0-0.
2B - Burke, Harthan. RBIs - Harthan, A. Midinger 2, Dailey, Burke, Nelson.
Libby 12, C. Falls 2
At Columbia Falls, Erin Cooper went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead Libby to a Western A victory over Columbia Falls.
Libby scored eight runs in the third inning. Kori Fansler went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Stacey Bothman and Julie Barnes also had two hits for the Loggers, who improved to 8-1 in league and 10-5 overall.
Barnes allowed just five hits and struck out two to earn her fourth win of the season.
Julie Barnes and Taryn Blaz. Stephanie Robertson and Terra Pyles. W - Barnes
L - Robertson
LIBBY - Stacey Bothman 2-3, Erin Cooper 3-4, Kori Fansler 3-3, Kelley Bothman 0-1, Danni Armstrong 3-4, Lacie Vincent 1-3, Mandy Foss 1-2, Angie Olson 0-1, T. Blaz 1-2, Carly Gilden 1-3, Barnes 2-3.
COLUMBIA FALLS - Pyles 0-3, Melissa McReynolds 1-2, Kerrianne Kuka 1-2, Kristin Werner 1-1, Robertson 1-2, Ashley Cheff 0-1, Chelsie Jolley 0-2, Krystal Smith 0-2, Jenny Ramsey 1-2.
2B - Fansler, Barnes; McReynolds; 3B - Kuka; RBIs - Cooper, Fansler; Kuka, Werner.
Ronan 5, Stevi 3
At Ronan, junior pitcher Jenaia McGreevey struck out a career-high 15 batters and surrendered just two hits as Ronan notched a Central A win over Stevensville.
Ronan scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead for good. Angie Patch and Shadinda Burland had RBI singles in the frame. Amanda Luke drove in two runs in the win and Athena Brown went 2-for-3 with a triple.
Ronan (2-5, 5-7) has won five of its last six.
Jessica Knudsen had two hits for Stevensville (0-7, 1-14).
Jonna Davis and Ashley Anderson. Jenaia McGreevey and Angie Patch. W - McGreevey (5-7). L - Davis (0-2).
STEVENSVILLE - Erin McCormack 0-4, Davis 0-3, Jessica Knudsen 2-3, Courtney Smith 0-2, Melissa Pohland 0-3, Anderson 0-3, Celera Ross 0-3, Tiffany Twyford 0-2, Andrea Bethel 0-2, Lindsey Petersen 0-1.
RONAN - Tara Irvine 1-4, Amanda Luke 1-4, Cara Irvine 1-4, McGreevey 0-2, Charla Bick 0-3, Sara Drollman 0-2, Athena Brown 2-3, Angie Patch 1-3, Shadinda Burland 1-2, Leslie Anderson 0-1.
3B - Brown. RBIs - Luke 2, Patch, Burland.
Noxon 10, T. Falls 3
THOMPSON FALLS - Noxon's Danielle Dean went 2-for-5 with two RBIs to lift the Red Devils past Thompson Falls in a Class B-C contest.
Freshman catcher Randi Stocking had a single and an RBI in the win, Noxon's fifth in a row.
Senior Leah Clark had a single and two RBIs for Thompson Falls. Pitcher Kelly Talyor had eight strikeouts in the loss.
Stacy Smith and Randi Stocking. Kelly Taylor and Leah Clark. W - Smith. L - Taylor.
NOXON - Stocking 1-3, Danielle Dean 2-5, Smith 1-2, Ciarra Hay 0-4, Acacia Kirkland 0-3, Marah Hay 0-3, Maggie Haflich 0-3, Morgan Werst 1-4, Alexis Anderson 0-3.
TFALLS - Taylor 0-4, Kayleena Sparks 0-3, Stephanie Pirker 0-4, Clark 1-1, Rose Benton 0-3, Dacey Jedlicka 1-2, Jamie Kuzma 0-2, Anna Ivers 0-2, Cadi Bierwagon 0-2.
RBIs - Dean 2, Clark 2, Stocking, Smith, Kirkland, M. Hay, Anderson.