Eagles edge Bulldogs in eight

MISSOULA — Macey Newbary had a big afternoon.

The Missoula Big Sky sophomore pitcher struck out 18 Butte High batters in a non-conference softball game Tuesday. She also scored the game-winning run as the Eagles topped the Bulldogs 2-1 in eight innings.

Newbary, a transfer from Frenchtown, singled and scored on a two-out, bases-loaded single by freshman Jamie Schafer.

Jessica Robertson was the hard-luck loser in the game. She struck out 11 and walked two in seven-plus innings.

“It was a well-played game,” Butte High coach Steve Stosich said. “It was pitched well and it was defended well. There wasn’t an error on either side.”

Amanda Spear doubled in Buhttps://buttesports.com/wp-admin/post-new.phptte’s only run, scoring Kendall Alley to put the Bulldogs up 1-0 in the third inning. Alley bunted for a base hit that led to the run.

Shafer tied the game in the seventh with a home run to left-center field.

Morgan Bagley singled and took second on a passed ball in the seventh inning. She was stranded at second, though, as Newbary struck out three straight to end the top half of the inning.

Newbary also struck out the side in the first, second and fifth innings.

Butte High (0-1) will be back in action Thursday when they Bulldogs travel to Belgrade for a non-conference game with the Panthers.

The Bulldogs will host the Helena schools in a pair of non-conference tilts on Saturday. Stosich said there is a possibility that Saturday’s games could be moved to Friday because of rain in the forecast on Saturday.

Scorecard

BUTTE HIGH (1) AT MISSOULA BIG SKY (2)
BUTTE HIGH           AB  R  H BI  MISSOULA BIG SKY     AB  R  H BI
Ashten McCloskey      3  0  0  0  M Newbary             4  1  1  0  
Amanda Spear          4  0  1  1  Q Preston             3  0  0  0  
Maria Michelotti      3  0  0  0  K Mooney              4  0  1  0  
Baylee Thatcher       3  0  0  0  M Johnson             3  0  1  0  
Bobbie Osterman       2  0  0  0  J Schafer             4  1  2  2  
 Morgan Bagley        1  0  1  0  Kendall Rauk          3  0  0  0  
Bethany McLean        3  0  0  0  C Todd                3  0  1  0  
Justyce Connole       3  0  0  0  K Snow                3  0  0  0  
Ashton LaFond         3  0  0  0  K Bahm                1  0  0  0  
Kendall Alley         3  1  1  0   H McCrackin          1  0  1  0  
                                   M Pronovost          1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               28  1  3  1  TOTALS               30  2  7  2
BUTTE HIGH                    001 000 00 -- 1  
MISSOULA BIG SKY              000 010 01 -- 2  
LOB--BUTTE HIGH 4, MISSOULA BIG SKY 7. 2B--Amanda Spear.
HR--J Schafer.
 BUTTE HIGH                      IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jessica Robertson (L)          7.67    7    2    2    2   11    1
 MISSOULA BIG SKY           
M Newbary (W)                  8.00    3    1    1    1   19    0
PB--M Johnson (3). SO--Ashten McCloskey (3), Justyce Connole
(3), Ashton LaFond (3), Maria Michelotti, Bethany McLean
(3), Amanda Spear, Bobbie Osterman (2), Kendall Alley (2),
Baylee Thatcher, K Snow (3), J Schafer, K Bahm, C Todd, Q
Preston, Kendall Rauk (2), M Pronovost, K Mooney. BB--Ashten
McCloskey, M Johnson, Q Preston.


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