Beavers knock off Maroons in Dillon

DILLON — Dillon’s hot bats cooled down Butte Central Thursday evening.

The Beavers pounded 12 hits and beat Butte Central 11-6 in a Southwestern A softball game. The win was the first for the Beavers over the Maroons in the history of their varsity program.

Bailey Berriochoa went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Beavers, who jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings.

Kimee Hritsco-Marray and Lauren Holtan each had a two-hit day for the Beavers. Holton, Brandi Lovaas joined Berriochoa with two runs batted in.

The Maroons were without ace Teresa Piazzola, who re-aggravated a back injury last weekend. She is scheduled to undergo an MRI next week. Kloie Thatcher and McKenzie Gallagher pitched for the Maroons.

Shawnee Hjelt and Corby Holm each hit a double and a triple to lead Butte Central’s offense. Emily St. John, Thatcher and Gallagher each added a single. Hjelt, St. John, Holm, Mollie Peoples and Kassidy Criscuolo each drove in a run.

The Maroons will look to bounce back from the tough loss Friday when they play host Anaconda in a 5 p.m. game at Stodden Park.

Butte Central            000      213      0 — 6 7   3
Dillon                         341      210      x — 11 12 3

Kloie Thatcher, McKenzie Gallagher (2) and Corbyn Holm; Lauren Holtan, Bailey Berriochoa (2), Holtan (4), Berriochoa (4) and Brandi Lovaas. W — Berriochoa, L — Thatcher.
BUTTE CENTRAL (3-1, 3-4) — Shawnee Hjelt 3-5, Emily St. John 1-2, Mollie Peoples 0-4, Thatcher 1-4, Taylor Wahl 0-2, Holm 2-4, Kassidy Criscuolo 0-4, Megan Michelotti 0-3, Gallagher 1-3.
DILLON (3-2, 4-2) — Shaylee Ericksen 1-4, Audrey Schurg 1-3, Kimee Hritsco-Murray 2-4, Lauren Holtan 2-4, Brandi Lovaas 1-3, Bailey Berriochoa 3-4, Adrianna Pittman 1-2, Erica Rude 0-2, Shelby Hall 0-2, Hailey Montgomery 1-2.
2B — Hjelt, Holm; Holtan, Lovaas, Berriochoa. 3B — Hjelt; Holm. RBIs — Hjelt, St. Joh, Peoples, Holm; Berriochoa 3, Hritsko-Murray 2, Holtan 2, Ericksen, Schrug, Lovaas, Pittman, Montgomery.