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Friday, May 23, 2003

STATE AA at Kalispell

Thursday's scores

Great Falls CMR 10, Missoula Hellgate 3, first round

Billings Senior 9, Butte 8 (8 innings), first round

Great Falls 4, Helena 3, first round

Helena Capital 5, Bozeman 0, first round

Billings Skyview 4, Missoula Big Sky 3, first round

Billings West 3, Great Falls CMR 1, second round

Missoula Sentinel 2, Billings Senior 0, second round

Helena Capital 1, Great Falls 0, second round

Kalispell 1, Billings Skyview 0 (8 innings), second round

Today's pairings 9 a.m. — Helena (3-18) vs. Bozeman (3-15), loser-out

11 a.m. — Billings West (14-8) vs. Missoula Sentinel (16-5), quarterfinal

11 a.m. — Helena Capital (15-6) vs. Kalispell (17-6), quarterfinal

1 p.m. — Butte (8-15) vs. Billings Skyview (14- 10), loser-out

1 p.m. — Great Falls (8-11) vs. Missoula Hellgate (9-10), loser-out

1 p.m. — Billings Senior (14-10) vs. Missoula Big Sky (10-12), loser-out

1 p.m. — Helena/Bozeman winner vs. Great Falls CMR (8-11), loser-out

7 p.m. — West-Sentinel winner vs. Capital-Kalispell winner, semifinal

NOTE: Loser-out games will also be played at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

West in quarterfinals Krista Radi allowed just two hits as Billings West advanced in the State AA softball tournament with a 3-1 win over Great Falls CMR Thursday.

CMR scored in the bottom of the first, but that's all Radi allowed.

West collected six hits, including a double by Bree Summers. The Bears scored once in the fourth and two times in the fifth inning to get the win.

West (14-8) will face Missoula Sentinel (16-5) in a quarterfinal game at 11 a.m. today.

Kalispell edges Skyview Jackie Brynes' single with one out in the bottom of the eighth scored Amanda Finch with the winning run as Kalispell edged Billings Skyview 1-0 Thursday in the winner's bracket at the State AA softball tournament.

Kalispell pitcher Chelsey Lorenz allowed just one hit, sending the Falcons into today's loser-out bracket.

"You're swinging at something you can barely see," Skyview coach Scott Lynch said of the Kalispell pitcher. "She has a curveball that breaks probably a foot. Girls are mystified by that curveball, but she throws harder than anybody we've ever seen. She's a Division I player. She's great pitcher."

Skyview defeated Missoula Big Sky 4-3 in earlier in the day. A two-out single between first and second by Kate Steffanich scored Kim Getman with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Getman slid around the Big Sky catcher, who was blocking Getman's way, and touched home plate with her hand.

"It was a spectacular finish, Kate coming up with the single and Kim really stealing home to give us the win," Lynch said.

The Falcons collected seven hits against Big Sky, including two from Lonnie Polkow. Kelsey Cavan, the winning pitcher, and Erica Miller added RBIs to go with Steffanich's game-winner.

Lauren Gustafson took the loss in the second game despite giving up just five hits to Kalispell.

Sentinel blanks Senior Missoula Sentinel's Erica DeMers shut out Billings Senior 2-0 on two hits Thursday to send the Broncs into the loser-out bracket at the State AA softball tournament.

Jessica Miles hit a home run for Sentinel, which managed just four hits off Senior pitchers Kelly Marquardt and Kelly Rickard.

Earlier in the day, Senior overcame deficits of 3-0 and 7-3 and beat Butte 9-8 in eight innings.

In the eighth, Mara Hoskins led off for the Broncs with a single up the middle. She took second when Sara Tuomi laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached on a throwing error.

Then Jetton Meadors, with no outs, bunted to the pitcher, Ashley Zimpel, who fired to Brittany Scalabrin at first base. Scalabrin, who is playing with a torn ACL in her right knee, fell to the ground where her knee gave out on her. She dropped the ball, and Hoskins plated the winning run.

Meadors and Melissa Dillon each drove in three runs for the Broncs. Meredith Daniel added two RBIs.

Marquardt picked up the win in relief for Senior

Thursday's box scores CMR 10, Hellgate 3

CMR 500 010 4 — 10 8 2

Hellgate 021 000 0 — 3 7 1

Tiffinie McKnight and Erin Myers; Hays and Vincent. W — McKnight. L — Hays.

CMR — Jessica Frank 1-4, Erin Myers 1-4, Rachael Turner 2-4, Janna Reynolds 1-4, Erin Goodman 0-4, Tiffinie McKnight 1-4, Jessica Jensen 1-3, Jessica Anderson 1-4, Shelbi Danelson 0-3.

Missoula Hellgate — Angela Waldvogel 0-4, Mandy Hays 0-4, Raenelle Dayton 1-4, Molly Hays 1-4, Ellen Buchman 2-4, Maria McNeil 0-4, Laura Vincent 1-2, Shanna Hendberson 1-3, Megan Spurlock 1-3.

2B—Spurlock.

Senior 9, Butte 8

Butte 002 140 1 — 8 14 4

Senior 000 341 x — 9 11 0

Kendra Powers, Ashley Zimpel (5), Powers (5) and Kira Gelling; Terryn Fugere, Kelly Marquardt (4) and Daniel Meredith. W — Marquardt. L — Powers.

Butte — Kyli Hepola 4-5, Kendra Powers 3-4, Kelsie Burgman 1-5, Krista Paul 1-3, Britt Scalabrin 1-4, Liz McCloskey 0-3, Shana Fortune 0-1, Savanna Moldonado 0-3, Kira Gelling 1-4, Sonya Rogers 3-4.

Billings Senior — Sara Tuomi 1-5, Jetton Meadors 2-4, Kelly Marquardt 1-4, Jenna Haacke 2-4, Melissa Dillon 2-4, Meredith Daniel 1-4, Terryn Fugere 0-4, Libby Behling 0-4, Mara Hoskins 2-4.

2B—Powers, Hepola; Dillon, Meadors, Hoskins; 3B—Burgman, Hepola; HR—Paul.

Great Falls 4, Helena 3

Helena 100 002 0 — 3 7 3

Great Falls 020 010 1 — 4 8 1

Alese Larsen and Brit Rieker; Ashley Thatcher and Amber Little. W — Thatcher. L — Larsen.

Helena High — Drew Mihelish 1-4, Jenny Nelson 1-4, Brit Rieker 2-3, Amanda Heller 0-3, Alese Larsen 1-3, Mandee Carroll 0-3, Ashley Hurt 0-2, Danni Boyle 0-1, Angela Deadmond 1-3, Andie Rice 1-3.

Great Falls — Carrie Conners 1-4, Molly Sinnott 0-4, Ashley Thatcher 1-4, Sheena Christiaens 0-4, Sandy Niemeyer 2-4, Sara Aspinwall 0-4, Amber Little 1-4, Lacy Eckert 2-4, Sonja Barone 1-3.

2B—Christiaens.

Helena 5, Bozeman 0

Bozeman 000 000 0 — 0 5 3

Capital 000 401 x — 5 4 0

Haley Pope and Miranda Radke; Erica McAlmond and Shanna Schmitz. W — McAlmond. L — Pope.

Skyview 4, Big Sky 3

Big Sky 100 200 0 — 3 4 1

Skyview 200 010 1 — 4 7 2

Kelcie Cavan and Lisa Meszaros. Sarah Fred and Stephanie Phillips. W endash Cruan. L endash Fred.(4-7)

Skyview — Lonnie Polkow 2-4, Kim Gettman 0-3, Michelle St. John 0-4, Cavan 1-4, Kate Steffanich 1-2, Erica Miller 2-3, Meszaros 0-3, Mandy Lyon 0-2, Lauren Gustafson 0-1, Mereidth Brown 1-3.

Big Sky — JoDee Krause 0-3, Amber Macki 0-3, Lynnae Foshag 1-3, Ashley Powell 1-2, Shelley Boyd 0-2, Phillips 1-3, Kari Murphy 0-3, Fred 0-2, Kayla Devlin 1-1, Angie Pickins 0-3.

2B — Powell. RBIs — Kavan, Miller, Steffanich.

Sentinel 2, Senior 0

Senior 000 000 0 — 0 2 2

Sentinel 011 000 x — 2 4 0

Kelly Marquardt, Kelly Rickard (3) Meredith Daniel. Erica DeMers and Janie Purdy. W endash DeMers. L endash Marquardt.

Senior — Sara Tuomi 1-3, Jetton Meadors 1-3, Marquardt 0-1, Rickard 0-2, Jenna Haacke 0-2, Melissa Dillon 0-2, Daniel 0-3, Kendra Vandersnick 0-2, Rachel Kennedy 0-2, Mara Hoskins 0-2.

Sentinel — Jenn Foley 0-3, Katie Holbeck 1-3, Purdy 1-3, Leah Madden 0-2, Stefani Hertz 0-1, Jessica Miles 1-3, Christina Jemison 1-3, Brooke Evans 0-3, DeMers 0-1.

HR — Miles. RBIs — Miles, Hertz.

West 3, CMR 1

West 000 120 0 — 3 6 2

CMR 100 000 0 — 1 2 2

Krista Radi and Meagan Hennessy; McKnight and Myers.

Billings West — Shelli Vicars 1-4, Stephanee Mehling 0-4, Cari Dunlap1-2, Faith Johnson 0-3, Meagan Hennessy 1-2, Dana Conway 1-3, Bree Summers 1-3, Krista Reitz 0-3, Jacque Walen 1-3.

CMR — Frank 0-3, Myers 0-3, Turner 0-3, Reynolds 0-3, Jensen 1-3, McKnight 0-3, Goodman 0-2, Amber Keeler 0-1, Jen Cox 1-2, Danelson 0-1, Jo Bailey 0-1.

2B—Summers, Cox.

Capital 1, Great Falls 0

Great Falls 000 000 0 — 0 6 0

Capital 000 001 x — 1 3 1

Amelia Nardinger and Little; Shayla Schmitz and Shanna Schmitz.

Great Falls — Connors 0-3, Jessica Laabs 1-4, Thatcher 2-3, Christiaens 0-3, Niemeyer 0-3, Aspinwall 2-3, Little 0-3, Lacy Ekert 0-2, Sonja Barone 1-1, Nardinger 0-2, Molly Sinnott 0-0.

Capital — Shanna Schmitz 1-3, Jess Miller 1-2, Lindsay Riley 0-3, Christina Smetana 0-3, Erica McAlmond 0-3, Erin Williams 0-2, Vanessa Shaw 0-2, Shayla Schmitz 1-2, Steph Culp 0-2.

Kalispell 1, Skyview 0

Skyview 000 000 00 — 0 1 1

Kalispell 000 000 01 — 1 7 1

Chelsey Lorenz and Natalie Luehr. Lauren Gustafson and Michelle St. John. W — Lorenz. L — Gustafson.

Billings Skyview — Lonnie Polkow 0-3; Kim Gettman 0-3; Michelle St. John 1-3; Kelcey Cavan 0-3; Kate Steffanich 0-3; Erica Miller 0-3; Kortney Frank 0-2; Mandy Lyon 0-2; Meredith Brown 0-3.

Kalispell — Amanda Finch 1-3; Kristen Vaughan 2-4; Jackie Byrnes 1-4; Chelsey Lorenz 1-3; Natalie Luehr 0-2; Caitlin Luehr 1-2; Tasia Dugan 0-3; Crystal Svennungsen 1-3; Tiffany Nelson 0-2.

RBI—Byrnes.

STATE A at Butte

Thursday's scores

Butte Central 5, Columbia Falls 0, first round

Whitefish 6, Corvallis 2, first round

Polson 7, Glendive 0, first round

Belgrade 4, Ronan 2, first round

Billings Central 10, Butte Central 0, second round

Libby 8, Whitefish 5, second round

Laurel 2, Polson 1, second round

Hamilton 8, Belgrade 1, second round

Today's pairings

9 a.m. — Butte Central vs. Glendive, loser-out

9 a.m. — Whitefish vs. Ronan, loser-out

11 a.m. — Polson vs. Columbia Falls, loser-out

11 a.m. — Belgrade vs. Corvallis, loser-out

1 p.m. — Billings Central vs. Libby, quarterfinal

1 p.m. — Laurel vs. Hamilton, quarterfinal

NOTE: Loser-out games will also be played at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Laurel upsets Polson Katy Strever pitched a two-hitter and Laurel defeated Polson 2-1 Thursday afternoon during a second-round game at the state Class A softball tournament.

The Locomotives, 18-4 overall, scored two first-inning runs and made them hold up.

"It was a tough pitching duel," said Laurel coach Greg Branstetter, whose team received a first-round bye. "We had five hits and they had two."

Anji Nuss was responsible for two of Laurel's five hits. Tiff Saatzer, Strever and Megan McLeod had the other hits for the Locomotives.

"It was a tough game," Branstetter said. "It was a big boost. They were 20-1. They were supposed to take the tournament."

He said shortstop Ton Saatzer made a key defensive play to get the first out in the bottom of the seventh inning. She went deep in the hole to glove a ball and then made the throw to first for the out.

"We're happy with them," Branstetter said of his girls. "They're ready to play ball and keep going."

Laurel will take on Hamilton in a quarterfinal game at 1 p.m. today. Hamilton is the No. 1 team out of the Central A.

Central blanks Maroons Billings Central pitcher Lesley Dobson limited Butte Central to one hit and the Rams went on to blank the Maroons 10-0 Thursday afternoon during a second-round game at the state Class A softball tournament.

The Rams, who received a first-round bye, are now 17-3 on the season. They will play a quarterfinal game today against Libby at 1 p.m. at Copper Mountain Sports Complex.

"They played today like I know they can play," said Billings Central coach Tracy Scott. "I didn't know how they'd come up here and play. They hit the ball really well."

Billings Central piled up 14 hits, including three doubles by Fray Bustos. Kayla Webster also stroked three hits for the victors. Jillian Rigg's two hits included a double.

The Rams scored six of their runs in the second inning.

Dobson, the Rams' ace, is 13-2 on the mound this season.

Thursday's box scores Butte Central 5, Columbia Falls 0

CF 000 000 0 — 0 3 2

BC 200 030 x — 5 7 1

Kim Pettitt, Amanda Pryer (6) and Chelsie Jolley. Jodi Hogart and Jordan Kambich. W — Hogart. L — Pettitt.

Columbia Falls — Shannon Anderson 1-3, Ashley Dunigar 0-3, Pettitt 0-3, Jenny Ramsey 0-3, Jolley 0-3, Heather Cardoni 0-3, Lacy Deist 2-3, Carly Heft 0-3, Kym Island 0-3.

Butte Central — Karly Kambich 1-4, Meghan Walsh 1-4, Jordan Kambich 0-2, Brenna Manion 1-3, Erin Butori 2-3, Cassandra Franklin 0-3, Brittany Hoehne 0-3, Maggie Braun 2-3, Jodi Hogart 0-3.

Extra-base hits — 2B — Manion, Butori.

Polson 7, Glendive 0

Glendive 000 000 0 — 0 2 7

Polson 502 000 x — 7 9 1

Charity Mindt and Brittany Milne. Brigit Johnson, Charmel Burke (6) and Jenni Nesladek.

Glendive — Megan Cochran 0-3, Dani Engle 0-3, Nikki Wold 0-3, Kelly Unrein 1-3, Milne 1-3, Mindt 0-3, Tessa Witt 0-2, Jessi Reynolds 0-2, Breanne Utgaard 0-2.

Polson — Strohm Fouty 1-4, Kdee Meidinger 2-3, Charmel Burke 0-4, Johnson 0-3, Kelsey Noble 1-3, Crystal Cornett 2-3, Ashley Woldstad 2-3, Jenni Nesladek 1-2, Tami Bonkowski 0-2.

Extra-base hits — 2B — Unrein.

Belgrade 4, Ronan 2

Ronan 001 010 0 — 2 1 2

Belgrade 020 110 x — 4 7 5

Kayla Couture and Deserie Krell. Heather White and Adrienne Dues. W — White. L — Couture.

Ronan — Jamie Lake 0-1, Athena Brown 0-2, Sara Drollman 0-2, Kayla Couture 0-3, Bridgett Taylor 0-2, Lauryn Lynch 0-2, Charlie Cordier 0-3, Deserie Krell 0-1, Brittnee Benson 0-0, Cambrie Starkel 1-2.

Belgrade — Keri Hein 1-3, Ashley Turnquist 2-3, Jen Smith 0-3, Adrienne Dues 1-2, Alane Moore 1-3, Jess Kallestad 0-3, Trista Bailey 1-3, Collette Russell 1-2, Shelby Sievert 0-1.

2B — Hein. 3B — Bailey. HR — Dues.

Whitefish 6, Corvallis 2

Corvallis 000 020 0 — 2 6 1

Whitefish 000 030 3 — 6 13 4

Christy Blankenship and Katie Hodges. Amber Wilson and Heather Wofford. W — Blankenship. L — Wilson.

Whitefish — Melody Cerra 0-5, Erika Hildner 1-4, Carrie Biolo 4-4, Katie Hodges 3-4, Julie Savage 1-2, Breann Ryerson 1-3, Holly Barker 1-4, Heather Hintze 1-4, Jennelle Conner 1-4,

Corvallis — Jayme Champion 0-4, Jenna Tintzman 1-4, Ali Messer 2-3, Amber Wilson 0-4, Laurie Garber 1-3, April Bryce 002, Shanda Bradshaw 0-3, Meghan May 1-3, Beth Weidow 1-2, Bonnie Burke 0-1.

3B — Hodges, Messer.

Billings Central 10, Butte Central 0

Butte Central 000 00x x — 0 1 2

Billings Central 160 02x x — 10 14 1

Jodi Hogart and Jordan Kambich. Lesley Dobson and Fray Bustos. W — Dobson. L — Hogart.

Butte Central — Karly Kambich 0-3, Meghan Walsh 0-3, Jordan Kambich 0-2, Brenna Manion 0-5, Erin Butori 0-2, Cassandra Franklin 0-2, Brittany Hoehne 1-2, Maggie Braun 0-2, Jodi Hogart 0-2.

Billings Central — Jillian Rigg 2-4, Chelsi Diedrich 1-4, Kayla Webster 3-4, Fray Bustos 3-4, Keriann Lynch 2-3, Lesley Dobson 0-3, Jamie Delao 2-3, Kristin Hodgest 1-3, Christian Goes Ahead 1-3.

Extra-base hits — 2B — Hoehne, Rigg, Bustos 3.

Laurel 2, Polson 1

Laurel 200 000 0 — 2 5 2

Polson 000 001 0 — 1 2 2

Kaity Strever and Megan McLeod. Brigit Johnson and Jami Nesladek. W — Strever. L — Johnson.

Laurel — Kiley Myers 0-4, Megan McLeod 1-4, Tiff Saatzer 1-4, Ton Saatzer 0-2, Amanda Preston 0-3, Dani Fischer 0-3, Kaity Strever 1-3, Lisa Kimmet 0-3, Anji Nuss 2-3.

Polson — Strohm Fouty 1-3, Kdee Meidinger 0-3, Charmel Burke 0-3, Brigit Johnson 1-3, Kelsey Noble 0-3, Crystal Cornett 0-3, Ashley Soldstad 0-2, Bonnie Klein 0-2, Tami Bonkwski 0-2. Extra-base hits — None.

STATE B-C at Helena

Thursday's scores

Huntley Project 15, Plains 9, first round

Thompson Falls 1, St. Ignatius 0, first round

Loyola 8, Columbus 1, first round

Noxon 3, Simms 0, first round

Shepherd 13, Poplar 3, first round

Florence 6, Conrad 0, first round

Cut Bank 13, Glasgow 0, first round

Frenchtown 13, Eureka 0, first round

Huntley Project 5, Thompson Falls 1, second round

Loyola 7, Noxon 2, second round

Florence 12, Shepherd 0, second round

Frenchtown 15, Cut Bank 4, second round

Today's pairings 9 a.m. — Plains vs. St. Ignatius, loser-out

9 a.m. — Columbus vs. Simms, loser-out

9 a.m. — Poplar vs. Conrad, loser-out

9 a.m. — Glasgow vs. Eureka, loser-out

3:30 p.m. — Huntley Project vs. Thompson Falls, second round

3:30 p.m. — Missoula Loyola vs. Noxon, second round

5 p.m. — Shepherd vs. Florence, second round

5 p.m. — Cut Bank vs. Frenchtown, second round

NOTE: Loser-out games will also be played at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Thursday's summaries Huntley Project 15, Plains 9

Mariah Roberts had two hits and an RBI to lead Huntley Project to the first-round win.

Plains, playing its first ever state tournament game, gave Huntley all it could handle. Laura Svalberg went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs for the Trotters.

Plains 000 421 2 — 9 11 8

Project 601 116 x — 15 8 6

W — Tabitha Basil L — Molly Thompson.

Plains — Leah Schuster 0-4, Thompson 1-4, Jess Raden 2-4, Tessa Larson 0-2, Rebecca Kavorik 1-4, Kelsey Stamm 2-4, Laura Svalberg 4-4, Daylin Heward 1-4, Jess Steinebach 0-3.

Huntley Project — Karla Painter 1-3, Terra Balzer 0-2, Tricia Loose 1-5, Jesse Walter 0-2, Sunny Sifford 0-4, Bethany Walter 1-1, Alysia Anderson 1-4, Becky Drorak 1-2, Basil 1-2, Mariah Roberts 2-4.

2B — Svalberg 2, Heward 3B — Svalberg. RBI — Svalberg 3, Heward 2, Kavorik, Stamm, Painter, Balzer, Basil, Roberts.

Thompson Falls 1, St. Ignatius 0

Rachel Fairbank drove home Leslie Shear in the fifth inning to lift the Bluehawks to the first-round victory.

Thompson Falls managed just four hits, but pitcher Paige Taylor was able to keep the Bulldogs off the board. Taylor struck out only one, but allowed just two walks.

Tarn Potter had two hits for St. Ignatius. Amanda Hoback struck out seven.

St. Ignatius 000 000 0 — 0 7 1

Thompson Falls 000 010 x — 1 4 1

Paige Taylor and Dacey Jedlicka. Amanda Hoback and Shelby Printz. W — Taylor (10-7). L — Hoback (4-6).

St. Ignatius — Missy Tiensvold 1-3, Tarn Potter 2-3, Shelby Printz 1-4, Ashly Miles 1-4, Cassidy Johnson 1-3, Erin Glass 0-3, Shaylene Piedalue 1-3, Annie Mitchell 0-3, Hoback 0-3.

Thompson Falls — Arikka Pirker 0-2, Erin Clark 0-3, Dacey Jedlicka 1-2, Brianna Stonhocker 1-3, Holly Conlin 0-3, Taylor 0-3, Sara Merriman 0-2, Leslie Shear 1-1, Rachel Fairbank 1-2.

2B — Stonehocker. RBI — Fairbank.

Missoula Loyola 8, Columbus 1

Kailey Cooley smacked a three-run triple in the second inning to highlight Loyola's first-round win.

Chelsea Bond and Megan Price each had two hits and an RBI. Lynsey Evans delivered an RBI double.

Kelly McHugh pitched seven solid innings, allowing just four hits.

Columbus 100 000 0 — 1 4 5

Loyola 131 300 x — 8 9 1

Dickson and Noble. Kelly McHugh and Megan Price. W — McHugh (5-2). — L — Dickeson.

Columbus — Gaustad 1-3, Noble 1-4, Royse 0-3, Younggien 0-3, Berndt 1-3, Kain 0-2, Garrett 0-3, Phillips 1-3, Raisland 0-2.

Loyola — Denise Hainline 1-5, A.J. Smith 0-2, Lynsey Evans 1-3, Kailey Cooley 1-3, Chelsea Bond 2-4, Megan Price 2-3, Sammy Priddy 1-3, Kim Hayes 0-1, Rachel Gilfillan 0-4, McHugh 1-4.

2B — Evans. 3B — Cooley. RBIs — Evans, Cooley 3, Bond, Price, Priddy.

Noxon 3, Simms 0

Stacy Smith struck out 11, walked one and allowed five hits as the fourth-seeded Red Devils notched the first-round win.

Heather Wilson, Bonnie Smith and Maggie Haflich pounded out doubles. Bonnie Smith, Wilson and Crystal Wiltse each drove in runs. Bonnie Smith doubled home Haflich in Noxon's two-run fourth inning.

Simms 000 000 0 — 0 5 2

Noxon 000 210 x — 3 9 2

Whitney Hall and Octavia Lee. Stacy Smith and Bonnie Smith. W — Smith (9-6). L — Hall.

Simms — Katie Wallace 0-3, Rikki Poor 1-3, Kayla Wallace 1-3, Cassidy Leonard 2-2, Octavia Lee 0-3, Hall 1-3, Chelsey Younger 0-3, Jayde Carlisle 0-1, Katie Merja 0-1, Jones 0-1, Courtney Hanson 0-2.

Noxon — B. Smith 2-4, Kelsey Wilson 1-4, S. Smith 1-3, Ciarra Hay 2-3, Randi Stocking 1-2, Brit Nolen 0-3, Heather Wilson 1-3, Crystal Wiltse 0-3, Maggie Haflich 1-3.

2B — H. Wilson. B. Smith. Haflich. RBIs — B. Smith, H. Wilson, Wiltse.

Florence 6, Conrad 0

Kolbi Beneitone struck out seven, didn't allow a walk and surrendered just three hits to lead the Falcons to the first-round win.

Florence scored three runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Ciara Hansen, who went 2-for-4, and Angela Vandeburg, who went 2-for-4, each had RBI doubles in the frame.

Vandeburgh and Megan Yuhas each drove in two runs. Hansen added a triple in the fifth inning and scored on a Vandeburgh single. Candace Craun also had two hits, including a double.

Conrad 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Florence 013 020 x — 6 1 0

Danielle Stokes and Billie Campbell. Kolbi Beneitone and Aly Henderson. W — Beneitone (9-12). L — Stokes.

Conrad — Katie Totdahl 1-3, Blair Bliss 0-3, Teryn Walter 0-3, Stokes 0-3, Hiller 1-3, Zoemmer 0-0, Karmen Peters 0-3, Jana Brown 0-2, Tricia Riewer 0-2, Campbell 1-2.

Florence — Candace Craun 2-4, Lisa Hayes 1-4, Liz Ashworth 1-3, Ciara Hansen 2-4, Angela Vandeburgh 2-4, Aly Henderson 1-3, Megan Yuhas 1-3, Beneitone 0-2, Erin Dean 0-0, Kristin Person 0-2.

2B — Hiller. Craun, Hansen, Vandeburgh. 3B — Hansen. RBIs — Hansen, Vandeburgh 2, Yuhas 2, Beneitone.

Frenchtown 17, Eureka 0

Traci Gibbs went 3-for-3 with a home run and six RBIs to power the Broncs past Eureka in an opening-round game shortened to five innings by the 10-run margin rule.

Paige Lebsock had two hits in two at-bats and drove in three for Frenchtown and Aimee Sherry also plated two with a pair of singles.

Eileen Babon was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst. She allowed just one hit, struck out 11 and did not walk a batter.

Gibbs smacked a two-run homer in the first, her first of two round-trippers for the day. Lebsock and Gibbs each had two-run singles in the Broncs' five-run second inning and Lebsock added an RBI double in the seven-run third.

Junior Dani Anderson had to leave the game in the second when she foul-tipped a pitch into her face. Coach McMurray said Anderson would be all right.

Eureka 000 00 — 0 1 3

Frenchtown 257 3x — 17 11 0

Anna Ness, Loren Sederdahl (3) and Rochelle Davis. Eileen Babon and Traci Gibbs. W — Babon (7-6). L — Ness.

Eureka — Chelsea Zarnowski 0-2, Kris Tumlin 0-2, Davis 0-2, Shelby Fowler 0-2, Sederdahl 0-2, Sarah Stafford 0-2, Ness 1-2, Tish Hall 0-1, Amber Franklin 0-1.

Frenchtown — Tessa Looker 0-2, Paige Lebsock 2-2, Babon 0-2, Gibbs 3-3, Aimee Sherry 2-3, Emilee Sherry 0-0, Kellie Jones 2-4, Dani Anderson 0-0, Morgan Jones 1-4, Whitney Dilworth 1-2, Ashley Block 0-1, Kyla Richardson 0-1.

2B — Lebsock. HR — Gibbs. RBIs — Lebsock 3, Babon, Gibbs 6, A. Sherry 2, Dilworth.

Huntley Project 5, Thom. Falls 1

Seven errors doomed Thompson Falls in their second-round game against Huntley Project .

Tabitha Basil went 2-for-4 with a double for Huntley. Tricia Loose added two hits and drove in a run.

Thompson Falls scored in the first inning on an error. Sara Merriman had two of Thompson Falls' three hits.

Project 011 001 2 — 5 7 3

T. Falls 100 000 0 — 1 3 7

Tabitha Basil and Mariah Roberts. Paige Taylor and Dacey Jedlicka. W — Basil. L — Taylor.

Huntley Project — Karla Painter 1-4, Terra Balzer 1-4, Tricia Loose 2-4, Jesse Walter 1-4, Basil 2-4, Sunny Sifford 0-4, Bethany Walter 0-3, Alysia Anderson 0-3, Roberts 0-3.

Thompson Falls — Chelsea Sterling 1-2, Renee Gilbert 0-2, Arikka Pirker 0-1, Jedlicka 0-3, Brianna Stonehocker 0-3, Erin Clark 0-3, Taylor 0-3, Sara Merriman 2-3, Rachel Fairbank 0-3, Leslie Shear 0-2, Karen Weaver 0-1.

2B — Basil. RBIs — Sifford, Loose, Walter.

Missoula Loyola 7, Noxon 2

A.J. Smith pounded out two doubles and drove in a run to highlight Loyola's second-round win over Noxon.

The Breakers scored five runs in the first inning with the help of two Noxon errors. Bond, who went 2-for-3, delivered an RBI double in the inning. Rachel Gilfillan also went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Lynsey Evans strukc out two and held Noxon to just five hits. Crystal Wiltse had two hits for the Red Devils.

"We just didn't show up," said Noxon coach Chad Stocking."

Noxon 100 001 0 — 2 5 4

Loyola 501 001 x — 7 8 2

Morgan Werst and Bonnie Smith. Lynsey Evans and Megan Price. W — Evans (7-9). L — Smith (9-6).

Noxon — B. Smith 0-4, Kelsey Wilson 1-3, Stacy Smith 0-2, Ciarra Hay 1-3, Randi Stocking 0-2, Heather Wilson 0-3, Brit Nolen 1-3, Crystal Wiltse 2-3, Morgan Werst 0-3.

Missoula Loyola — Denise Hainline 0-4, A.J. Smith 2-3, Kim Hayes 0-2, Kailey Cooley 0-2, Lynsey Evans 0-3, Chelsea Bond 2-3, Price 1-3, Rachel Gilfillan 2-3, Kelly McHugh 0-2, Sammy Priddy 1-1.

2B —A.J. Smith 2, Bond, Price. 3B — K. Wilson. RBIs — A.J. Smith, Bond, Price, Gilfillan.

Florence 12, Shepherd 0

Beneitone came through with another solid effort as the Falcons upset Shepherd. Beneitone struck out five, walked two, and surrendered just three hits.

The Falcons pounded out 12 hits, including two from Liz Ashworth, Kristin Person and Vandeburgh. Vandeburgh, Ashworth and Ciara Hansen, Person and Ciara Hansen each drove in two runs. Hansen ripped her second triple of the day.

Florence, which is riding a season-long five-game winning streak, scored in all five innings. All 10 Falcons scored at least 10 runs.

Florence 231 33 — 12 12 0

Shepherd 000 00 — 0 2 3

Kolbi Beneitone and Aly Henderson. Heather Klaassen, Morton (4) and Robyn Riley, Nikki Riley (4). W — Beneitone (10-12). L — Klaassen.

Florence — Candace Craun 0-2, Erin Dean 1-1, Lisa Hayes 1-4, Liz Ashworth 2-4, Ciara Hansen 1-3, Angela Vandeburgh 2-4, Henderson 1-2, Laura Hanks 0-1, Megan Yuhas 1-2, Kolbi Beneitone 1-3, Kristin Person 2-3.

Shepherd — N. Riley 0-3, R. Riley 1-1, R. Stahl 0-2, Nadia Reitz 0-1, Glenda Stahl 0-1, Morton 0-1, Taryn Reitz 1-2, Kelsey Devries 0-2, J. Jones 0-2, Katie Mosher 0-2, Klaassen 0-2.

2B— Ashworth, Yuhas. 3B — Hansen. RBIs — Ashworth 2, Hansen 2, Vandeburgh 2, Henderson, Yuhas, Person 2.

Frenchtown 12, Cut Bank 2

The Broncs advanced to the winners' bracket semifinals by scoring 10 times in the fifth inning to cut short the game against the Wolves.

Gibbs went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer to finish her day 5-for-6 with two home runs and eight RBIs.

Lebsock, Babon, Morgan Jones and Aimee Sherry also drove in runs in the big inning.

Ashley Block picked up the win, allowing six hits while striking out nine without walking a batter.

Frenchtown's pitchers threw just 10 innings, allowed seven hits, struck out 20 and did not issue a walk.

Frenchtown 020 0(10) — 12 10 0

Cut Bank 002 00 — 2 6 0

Ashley Block and Traci Gibbs. Marissa Stanchfield and Abbi Fetters. W — Block (9-2). L — Stanchfield.

Frenchtown — Tessa Looker 1-2, Paige Lebsock 1-3, Eileen Babon 2-3, Gibbs 2-3, Aimee Sherry 1-4, Kellile Jones 1-3, Whitney Dilworth 1-2, Morgan Jones 1-1, Block 0-3.

Cut Bank — Stanchfield 1-3, Tristan Wilson 0-2, Candace Anderson 2-2, Ashley Milbrandt 2-3, Renee DeKaye 0-2, Abbi Fetters 0-2, Aubree Ahanburg 1-2, Rachael Tubbs 0-2.

2B — K. Jones. 3B — Lebsock. HR — Gibbs. RBIs — Looker, Lebsock, Babon 2, Gibbs 2, A. Sherry 2, M. Jones, Block 2.

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