BC softball drops two in Frenchtown

FRENCHTOWN — Butte Central’s softball team closed the Frenchtown Invitational with two non-conference losses against tough competition Saturday.

The Maroons fell 6-0 to defending champion Frenchtown before dropping a 7-3 decision to Columbia Falls.

The Maroons (5-5 overall, 3-1 in conference) are back in action Tuesday when they play host to Anaconda at Copper Mountain Park.

Frenchtown 6, Butte Central 0
Morgan Ray struck out 17 and tossed a no-hitter against the Maroons. She hit BC’s Mikayla Boggs, who was the lone Maroon to reach base.

Ray also hit a home run in the win. Vanessa Stavish, Keegan Wickman and Krista Hebnes doubled.

BC coach Kelci Thatcher said only one of the runs surrendered by sophomore pitcher Teresa Piazzola was earned.

Butte Central             000  000  0 – 0  0  2
Frenchtown               002  040  x – 6  8  0

Teresa Piazzola and Kate Ossello. Morgan Ray and Brooke Yarnall, Haley Cyr (7). W – Ray (6-0). L – Piazzola.
BUTTE CENTRAL – Shawnee Hjelt 0-3, Ossello 0-3, Mollie Peoples 0-3, Corbyn Holm 0-3, Rylee Green 0-2, Piazzola 0-2, Shelby Paffhausen 0-2, Mikayla Boggs 0-1, McKenzie Gallagher 0-2.
FRENCHTOWN – Kayla Blood 1-3, Josie Anderson 2-3, Ray 1-3, Vanessa Stavish 1-3, Keegan Wickman 1-3, Krista Hebnes 1-3, Yarnall 1-2, Cyr 0-1, Laci Willett 0-3, Gabby Martello 0-3.
2B – Stavish, Wickman, Hebnes.
HR – Ray.
RBIs – Ray 2, Stavish 2, Wickman.

Columbia Falls 7, Butte Central 3
Ashley Trueblood doubled and drove in three runs for Columbia Falls. She also pitched the distance in the victory.

Butte Central actually outhit Columbia Falls 9-8. Taylor Wahl and Corbyn Holm each smacked two singles, while Shelby Paffhausen doubled and McKenzie Gallagher singled and drove in three runs.

Shawnee Hjelt, Rylee Gree and Boggs added singles for the Maroons, who committed three errors behind Boggs, who pitched the non-conference game.

Columbia Falls          100  024 – 7  8  2
Butte Central             020  100 – 3  9  3

Ashley Trueblood and Courtney Murray. Mikayla Boggs and Corbyn Holm. W – Trueblood. L – Boggs.
COLUMBIA FALLS – Tiffany Hummer 2-4, Madi Fetters 1-3, Amanda Morrison 1-3, Trueblood 1-4, Breanna Friar 1-4, Kempainnen 0-2, Murray 1-3, Katie Price 0-3, Peyton Kehr 1-3.
BUTTE CENTRAL – Shawnee Hjelt 1-2, Holm 2-2, Mollie People 0-3, Rylee Green 1-3, Shelby Paffhausen 1-2, Taylor Wahl 2-3, Boggs 1-3, McKenzie Gallagher 1-2, Teresa Piazzola 0-2, C Cassidy McGree 0-2.
2B – Morrison, Trueblood; Paffhausen.
RBIs – Hummer, Trueblood 4; Gallagher 3.



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