Capital shuts out Butte High girls on three hits

HELENA – Kate Drynan walloped a three-run double and Kathryn Emmert chucked a 13-strikeout three-hitter as Helena Capital beat Butte High 11-0 Monday in a Western AA Conference high school girls’ softball game.
The game ended in the fifth inning on the 10-run difference rule.
The win was the 400th in veteran Capital head coach Mike Miller’s career.
Butte High’s hits were singles by junior catcher Gracie Ferriter, sophomore right fielder Mattie Stepan and sophomore second baseman Gracie Jonart.
The teams were scoreless as Emmert and Bulldog junior Kamber Leary were locked in a pitcher’s duel.
Bruins senior second baseman Belle Glowacki went 3-for-3 at the plate and senior shortstop Anna Cockhill smacked a home run. Cockhill and senior catcher Tayor Sayers both batted in two runs.
The win pushed Capital’s record to 13-4, including a 9-2 mark in conference games. The Bruins played errorless defense, but benefitted from four the Bulldogs committed.
Butte High is 3-11 and 2-8 and is to finish the regular season on Friday with a Western AA game at Missoula Sentinel. Nonconference games scheduled against Bozeman High and Bozeman Gallatin Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, were canceled due to weather concerns.
Butte High 000 00x x — 0 3 4
Capital 006 32x x – 11 7 0
Kamber Leary, Ashlinn Mullaney (3) and Gracie Ferriter. Kathryn Emmert and Tayor Sayers. W – Emmert. L – Leary.
BUTTE HIGH (3-11, 2-8) – Gracie Ferriter 1-2, Ashlinn Mullaney 0-2, Kamber Leary 0-2, Madisyn Swanson 0-2, Mattie Stepan 1-2, Gracie Jonart 1-2, Ashby Lee 0-2, Taylor Drakos 0-2, Hailey Skeel 0-1, Reese Johnson 0-0.
HELENA CAPITAL (13-4, 9-2) – Anna Cockhill 2-4, Ali Miller 0-1, Belle Glowacki 3-3, Sami Williams 0-0, Tayor Sayers 1-3, Riley Chandler 0-2, Kathryn Emmert 0-3, Kate Drynan 1-3, Jolee Burgoyne 0-2, Audrey Willard 0-1, Madi Emmert 0-2, Jaiden Grooms 0-1.
Extra-base hits – 2B – Drynan. HR – Glowacki.
Runs batted in – Butte High 0, Capital 10 (Drynan 3, Cockhill 2, Sayers 2, Glowacki 1, K. Emmert 1, Burgoyne 1).

— compiled by Bruce Sayler for