DILLON — Butte Central erupted for eight runs in the sixth inning Wednesday, and the Maroons knocked off Dillon 15-6 for a key Southwestern A victory.
Central sent 14 batters to the plate as they broke the game open.
Sofee Thatcher struck out 10 batters and pitched the distance in the win. She also went 3 for 5 with two doubles to pace the offense.
Mia Keely poked two singles for a BC lineup that saw all nine batters reach base. Hattie Mehring, Brooke Badovinac, Jaeden Berger, Brenna Foley, Renee Creekmore and Maggie Stimatz each roped a single. Cloe Stillwagon also reached and scored for the Maroons, who improved to 3-5 in conference and 3-9 overall.
Kinzy Creighton homered and Emily Brevig tripled to lead the Beavers.
Butte Central will host the Combo Invitational Friday and Saturday. The Maroons will play conference games against Hamilton and Frenchtown on Friday.
Butte Central 300 218 1 — 15 12 2
Dillon 020 022 0 — 6 4 0
Sofee Thatcher and Mia Keeley; Adyson Creighton and Kinzy Creighton. W — Keeley. L — A. Creighton.
BUTTE CENTRAL (3-5, 3-9) — Hattie Mehring 1-2, Thatcher 3-5, Brooke Badovinac 1-4, Keeley 2-2, Jaeden Berger 1-3, Brenna Foley 1-3, Renee Creekmore 1-3, Maggie Stimatz 1-3, Cloe Stillwagon 0-4.
DILLON — Alexandria Johnston 1-2, K. Creighton 1-4, Emily Brevig 1-4, Abby Brevig 0-2, Katey Vezina 1-4, Tyler Gibson 0-3, A. Creighton 0-3, Abigail Johnston 0-3, Patsea Farrow 0-3.
HR — K. Creighton. 3B — E. Brevig. 2B — Thatcher 2.