GREAT FALLS -- Billings Senior’s softball season ended Thursday when the Broncs were swept in a best-of-three Eastern AA playoff series by Great Falls.
The Bison won the opener 7-6 by scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh, then took the second game 8-1. With the series win, Great Falls advances to the State A tournament next week.
The Broncs led by a run in the bottom of the seventh of Game 1 but lost it on a two-out error. Sydney Norwood went 3 for 3 and Anna Paine doubled earlier in the game for Senior. Kristin Kaiser, Brittanee Fisher, Megan Olness and Sarah Bonner each had RBIs.
Bailey Ferda homered and drove in two runs for the Bison in the second game. Hailey Felice also had two RBIs. Mercedes Bourgeau hit a double, adding to the home run she hit in the first game.
The Broncs finished the season with a 7-15 record.
Great Falls 7, Senior 6
WP: Mercedes Bourgeau. LP: McKenzie Morgan.
Billings Senior (7-14) — Jeanann Lemelin 0-4, Kristin Kaiser 1-4, Brittanee Fisher 2-4, Megan Olness 0-4, KaeLee Massey 0-3, Sarah Bonner 1-3, McKenzie Morgan 0-3, Anna Paine 1-3, Sydney Norwood 3-3. 2B: Paine. RBIs: Kaiser, Fisher, Olness, Bonner.
Great Falls (14-6) — Mercedes Bourgeau 2-4, Mikaela Kynett 3-4, Bailey Ferda 1-3, Caitlyn Konesky 0-2, Brooke Gruntowicz 1-4, Bailey Durnell 0-3, Annie Douglas 0-2, Alyssa Marez 0-1, Hayley Houck 0-2, Hailey Felice 1-1, Brooklyn Wilson 1-3. 2B: Ferda. HR: Bourgeau. RBIs: Bourgeau 2, Gruntowicz.
Great Falls 8, Senior 1
WP: Marina LaRocque. LP: Sarah Bonner.
Great Falls (15-6) — Mercedes Bourgeau 2-5, Mikaela Kynett 1-4, Bailey Ferda 3-5, Bailey Durnell 0-3, Hayley Houck 0-1, Marina LaRocque 1-4, Hailey Felice 2-3, Brooke Gruntowicz 2-4, Caitlyn Konesky 1-4, Brooklynn Wilson 2-3, Annie Douglas 1-4. 2B: Bourgeau. HR: Ferda. RBIs: Ferda 2, Felice 2, Konesky.
Billings Senior (7-15) — Jeanann Lemelin 0-3, Kristin Kaiser 0-3, Brittanee Fisher 1-3, Megan Olness 0-3, KaeLee Massey 0-2, Sarah Bonner 0-3, Grace Ostermiller 1-3, Anna Paine 0-2, Sydney Norwood 0-2.