Belgrade knocks down road-weary Butte High

BELGRADE – Brooklyn Ragland slugged a home run and winning pitcher Ella Seaman knocked in three runs with two singles to spark Belgrade to a 13-2 victory over Butte High in a non-conference Class AA high school girls’ softball game Saturday.
The Panthers led all the way, building a 9-0 command before Butte High was able to score a run. The game ended in the fifth inning on the 10-run difference rule.
Seaman pitched the first four innings before Tayler Thomas hurled the fifth for the Panthers, the two combining on a four-hitter. The Butte High hits were all singles off the bats of Kamber Leary, Maddi Jonart, Ashby Lee and Sophie Radcliffe. Jonart knocked in a run.
Abbie Morin and Thomas each ripped a double in the Belgrade win. Seven of the Panthers’ runs were unearned as Butte High suffered some defensive lapses, committing three errors.
The loss put the Bulldogs’ record at 1-5. They are scheduled to play at home on Thursday against Missoula Big Sky. Butte High has not played a home game yet this season due to bad weather conditions.
Butte High 000 11x x — 2 4 3
Belgrade 324 4xx x — 13 12 1
Rian Ferriter and Gracie Ferriter. Ella Seaman, Tayler Thomas (5) and Khloey Robinson, Ava Lund (5). W – Seaman. L – R. Ferriter (1-5).
BUTTE HIGH (1-5) – Dacelyn Lafond 0-3, Gracie Ferriter 0-2, Rian Ferriter 0-2, Kamber Leary 1-2, Madisyn Swanson 0-2, Maddi Jonart 1-2, Taylor Drakos 0-2, Bryn Godbout 0-1, Ashby Lee 1-1, Sophie Radcliffe 1-2.
BELGRADE (3-4) – Tayler Thomas 2-4, Brooklyn Ragland 3-4, Ella Seaman 2-3, Tara Osler 0-3, Khloey Robinson 1-3, Ava Lund 0-0, Olivia Mills 1-2, Lily Bolin 0-0, Julia Blossom 1-2, Sierra Tuss 1-2, Abbie Morin 1-2.
Extra-base hits – 2B – Morin, Thomas. HR – Ragland.
Runs batted in – Butte High 1 (Jonart), Belgrade 8 (Seaman 3, Ragland 2, Thomas 1, Blossom 1, Morin 1).