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Katie Zink scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a pitch in the dirt as Billings West got past Bozeman 1-0 in an Eastern AA game Thursday night at Poly Vista.

Jessyka MacDonald allowed just one hit and struck out nine as the Golden Bears moved to 4-2 in the league and 8-2 overall.

It was MacDonald's fifth shutout of the season, and West needed it. Bozeman pitcher Jennifer Miller didn't strike out a batter but allowed just six hits to keep the Hawks in the game.

"Miller kept us off-balance," West coach Ed Kriskovich said. "We put the ball in play, but Bozeman's improved their defense. Every time we hit the ball, they just made the plays."

Caryn Perrigo and Taylor Huebner had two hits each for West, which plays Billings Skyview on Friday at the Skyview field.

Billings West 1, Bozeman 0

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West 000  000 

Jennifer Miller and Emily Pringle; Jessyka MacDonald and Kim Adelblue. W -- MacDonald (7-2). L -- Miller.

Bozeman (1-5, 2-7) — Miller 0-3, Kennedy Carpenter 0-3, Pringle 0-2, Taylor Parker 0-3, Sydney Wemple 0-3, Jocelyn Kent 0-3, Anna Anderson 1-2, Grace Schulz 0-2, Callie Christansen 0-2, Kasia Bothman 0-0.

West (4-2, 8-2) — Caryn Perrigo 2-3, Kassidy Rauch 0-3, MacDonald 1-3, Adelblue 1-3, Devin Dennehy 0-3, Taylor Huebner 2-3, Amanda Dunlap 0-2, Katie Zink 0-1, Keela Needens 0-2, Becca DeMeyer 0-1, Molly Porter 0-1, Mariah Garza 0-1. 2B -- Perrigo.


Hardin 13, Sidney 12

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Sidney 301  024  12  17 

W -- J. Campbell. L -- A. Haraldson.

Hardin — A. Blakely 3-5, A. Wacker 1-4, J. Campbell 3-4, A. SLoan 1-3, K. Krebs 2-4, A. Watson 1-3, T. Snyder 0-3, J. Edwards 1-3, M. Edgar 0-1, J. Murphy 0-4.

Sidney — K. Lake 3-5, B. Johnson 1-5, J. Moore 4-5, L. Nesper 3-5, N. Peters 3-4, A. Haraldson 1-5, J. Searer 0-4, M. Thiel 1-4, A. Balcer 1-4.


Belgrade 3, Helena 0

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Belgrade 000  000  03 

Jenna Krum and Jess Holling; Ali Cygan and Melissa Bell. W -- Cygan (4-0). L -- Krum.

Helena (2-10) — Krum 1-4, Kwyncee Ward 0-4, Sydney Carpenter 0-2, Mackenzie Donnelly 0-3, Kathy Pocklington 0-3, Ricky Nash 1-3, Jessica Iken 0-3, Kylie MacDonald 0-3, Kenner Ward 2-3.

Belgrade (9-2-1) — Justine Taylor 1-4, Bell 1-4, Cygan 0-2, Ali Dorvall 1-3, Nikki DeHaan 0-3, Morgan Wandler 0-2, Taylor Johnson 0-2, Joey Severson 0-3, Tara Lanzendorf 1-2. 2B -- Lanzendorf. HR -- Bell. RBI -- Bell 3.

Highlights -- Bell hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to give Belgrade the victory. It's the second game-ending home run Bell has hit in the last nine days.


Lewistown 2, Livingston 1

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Haley Dowdell and A. Anderson; Abby Gordon and Kirsten Miller. W: Gordon. LP: Dowdell.

Livingston — S. Burda 1-3, H. Dowdell 0-3, V. Churchwell 1-2, A. Anderson 0-3, M. Colder 0-2, J. Schlercher 0-3, H. Versland 0-3, K. Kraus 0-2, K. Anderson 0-0, H. Willyerd 0-2. 2B: Burda, Churchwell.

Lewistown (3-3, 3-2) —  Madja Robertson 0-3, Kirsten Miller 1-3, Allie Adams 1-3, Amanda Stensath 1-3, Maddie Comes 2-3, Ella Goodwin 0-3, Mary Birdwell 0-2, Lissa Quinlan 0-1, Cassi Miller 0-1, Abby Gordon 0-2. 2B: Adams, Comes. 3B: Miller. RBIs: Adams, Stensath.

Highlights -- Gordon struck out four and walked four. The game was played in a constant rain.

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