Bulldogs ground Hawks in the cold

The cold weather Tuesday afternoon turned a tripleheader into a doubleheader at Stodden Park.

The two that were played, though, turned out to be big ones for the Bulldogs.

Butte High swept Bozeman in an Eastern AA twin bill that was played through a stiff breeze and occasional snowflakes.

Butte High pounded 22 hits to beat the Hawks 8-3 and 16-5. The second game was called after six innings by the 10-run rule.

Jessica Robertson and Bobbie Osterman each picked up a victory in the pitchers’ circle.

The Bulldogs (9-5) head to Billings Skyview for a makeup game on Friday now sporting a 6-3 conference record.

Butte High coach Steve Stosich said the wins weren’t as easy as the score might indicate. Butte High trailed 3-0 in the first game and 1-0 in the second game.

“Bozeman competes tough,” Stosich said. “I give them a lot of credit. They’ve come a long ways. They’re a team you don’t want to play. They haven’t won a game, but nonetheless they go out and play hard. Their girls cheer hard and their coaches coach hard. Their a tough team to play.”

Syd Stites hit a three-run home run in the second inning of the opener.

The Bulldogs cut the lead to 3-1 in the third when Katey Walsh hit a sacrifice fly to score Hattie Thatcher.

Butte High took the lead with four runs in the fifth and put it away with three in the sixth.

Osterman went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, including a two-run double to highlight the sixth inning.

Thatcher and Ashten McCloskey went 2 for 4 in the win. Maria Michelotti, Baylee Thatcher and Aston LaFond hit singles.

Robertson struck out 11 and walked two in the win.

The Bulldogs used an eight-run third inning to take command in the nightcap.

Baylee Thatcher belted a two-run home run to highlight that rally.

Nikki Guizzo went 3 for 4 with three RBIs, while Michelotti went 3 for 4 with a double four RBIs. Hattie Thatcher went 2 for 4, Justyce Connole doubled and McCloskey, Walsh and Osterman singled.

Robertson closed the door with two solid innings.

Stites hit a three-run  home run in the fourth to keep the game going an extra inning.

The teams decided before the game that they’d call off the scheduled third game, which would have been non-conference, because of the cold.

Butte High third baseman Baylee Thatcher tags out Bozeman’s Nicole Chimbos after a strong throw from catcher Mariah Michelotti in the second game. Chimbos was trying to advance on a wild pitch.

Michelotti looks to the dugout for the pitch call.

Game 1 BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS AB R H BI BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS AB R H BI
Syd Stites            4  1  1  3  Hattie Thatcher       4  2  2  0  
Dani Daley            4  0  1  0  Ashten McCloskey      3  2  2  0  
Hannah Lang           4  0  0  0  Katey Walsh           3  0  0  1  
Kennedy Carpenter     2  0  1  0  Maria Michelotti      3  2  1  2  
Nichole Chimbos       3  0  0  0  Baylee Thatcher       3  1  1  0  
Haley Buckley         2  0  0  0  Bobbie Osterman       4  0  2  3  
Callie Breiland       2  1  0  0  Ashton LaFond         3  0  1  0  
Kate Moore            3  1  0  0  Nikki Guizzo          2  0  0  0  
Olivia Kack           3  0  1  0  Justyce Connole       2  0  0  0  
                                   Amanda Spear         1  0  0  0  
                                  *Haley Henderson      0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               27  3  4  3  TOTALS               28  8  9  6
BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS 030 000 0 -- 3 BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS 001 043 x -- 8  
LOB--BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS 7, BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS 8. ERR--Dani
Daley (2), Hannah Lang (2), Kate Moore (2), Katey Walsh,
Baylee Thatcher (2), Ashten McCloskey. 2B--Kennedy
Carpenter, Bobbie Osterman. HR--Syd Stites. HBP--Haley
Buckley, Nikki Guizzo, Ashten McCloskey. SACF--Katey Walsh.
SACB--Callie Breiland. SB--Hattie Thatcher.
 BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Kennedy Carpenter (L)             6    9    8    4    2    2    0
 BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS    
Jessica Robertson (W)             7    4    3    0    2   11    1
PB--Hannah Lang (4), Maria Michelotti (4). SO--Nichole
Chimbos, Haley Buckley (2), Dani Daley (2), Syd Stites (2),
Hannah Lang (2), Olivia Kack, Kate Moore, Ashton LaFond,
Maria Michelotti. BB--Kennedy Carpenter (2), Ashton LaFond,
Baylee Thatcher.
Game 2 BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS AB R H BI BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS AB R H BI
Hattie Thatcher       4  2  2  2  Syd Stites            4  2  2  3  
Ashten McCloskey      4  1  1  1  Dani Daley            2  0  1  1  
Maria Michelotti      4  2  3  4  Hannah Lang           3  0  2  0  
Baylee Thatcher       3  2  1  2  Kennedy Carpenter     3  0  0  0  
Katey Walsh           5  0  1  1  Nichole Chimbos       1  1  0  0  
Bobbie Osterman       2  0  1  1  Sierra Criag          3  1  1  0  
Ashton LaFond         1  2  0  1  P J Penor             1  1  0  0  
Nikki Guizzo          4  2  3  3  Haley Buckley         3  0  0  0  
Justyce Connole       5  1  1  1  Olivia Kack           3  0  0  1  
*Haley Henderson      0  4  0  0                                    
TOTALS               32 16 13 16  TOTALS               23  5  6  5
BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS 018 313 -- 16 BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS 100 400 -- 5  
LOB--BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS 11, BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS 6.
ERR--Katey Walsh, Bobbie Osterman, P J Penor (2), Kennedy
Carpenter. 2B--Justyce Connole, Maria Michelotti, Syd
Stites. HR--Baylee Thatcher, Syd Stites. HBP--Nichole
Chimbos, Dani Daley, P J Penor. SACF--Hattie Thatcher.
SACB--Ashton LaFond. SB--Hattie Thatcher, Maria Michelotti.
 BUTTE HIGH BULLDOGS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Bobbie Osterman (W)           3 2-3    6    5    4    1    3    1
Jessica Robertson                 2    0    0    0    1    1    0
 BOZEMAN HIGH HAWKS       
Kennedy Carpenter (L)             6   13   16   13   11    4    1
PB--Hannah Lang (3). SO--Justyce Connole (2), Katey Walsh,
Nikki Guizzo, Haley Buckley (2), Olivia Kack, Sierra Criag.
BB--Ashton LaFond (3), Nikki Guizzo, Baylee Thatcher (2),
Bobbie Osterman (3), Ashten McCloskey, Maria Michelotti,
Nichole Chimbos, P J Penor.


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