GREAT FALLS -- Florence advanced to the championship round of the State B-C softball tournament with victories over Glasgow and Conrad on Friday at the Multi-Sports Complex.
Florence beat Conrad 6-5 in the undefeated semifinal game. Megan Byrne hit a home run and had three RBIs to boost the Falcons, who are looking to win their third consecutive championship and their eighth title since 2000.
Byrne earned the victory in the circle for Florence earlier against Glasgow, a 12-1 win. The Falcons, unbeaten so far in the tournament, will face either Conrad or Plains for the championship on Saturday.
If they capture the crown, it will be the Falcons' second three-peat since doing it previously from 2004-06.
Stillwater was eliminated on Friday by a 7-6 loss in eight innings to Ronan. The Renegades trailed 5-1 early in the game but fought back with five runs combined in the final four innings. Sophomore Mykaila Berry went 4 for 4 and had five RBIs for Stillwater.
Glasgow bowed out in an elimination game with Plains, losing 12-6. Tyra Johnson did much of the damage for the Scotties, driving in four runs while going 3 for 4 with a double. Sami Kinze had five RBIs for the victors. Glasgow beat St. Ignatius12-8 to stay alive earlier.
Huntley Project was also eliminated, losing 6-2 to St. Ignatius in an earlier loser-out game. Tessa Hultgren hit a two-run home run for the Red Devils.