UPDATED: The Butte Senior All-Star softball team is halfway to a state championship.
With six players posting a multi-hit game, the Butte girls beat a team of players from Billings and Laurel players 24-1 at the Longfellow Complex Friday night.
Game 2 of the best-of-three series is set for 10 a.m. Saturday. A third game, if necessary, would follow. The winner advances to the Western Regional, which is next week in Missoula.
Butte is looking for its third straight trip to the World Series in Delaware.
Megan Michelotti smacked three singles and a double for the Butte team.
Bobbie Osterman and Justyce Connole each hit a triple and a single. Ashten McCloskey and Maria Michelotti each hit a double and a single, while Haley Henderson hit three singles and scored four runs.
Ashton LaFond, Morgan Bagley, Kassidy Criscuolo and Jenna Maroney also smacked hits in the win.
Osterman, Mikayla Boggs and Connole pitched for Butte.
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