Friday’s Hot Ticket

Prep Softball
Butte Central at Hamilton, 2 p.m.; Butte Central at Corvallis, 4 p.m.

The Maroons (5-3, 3-0) put their perfect Southwestern A record on the line in the Bitterroot Valley. Butte Central is coming off a 2-1 showing at last week’s Frenchtown Invitational. Hot bats by Shannon McLaughlin and Katie Hogart paced the team in wins over Libby and Columbia Falls. BC pounded Corvallis 14-1 in the Maroons’ season opener. The Maroons haven’t played Hamilton yet. BC plays Frenchtown and Columbia Falls Saturday in Frenchtown.

Butte High at Billings Skyview, 4 p.m.
The Bulldogs (9-5, 6-3) look to make it five straight wins today when they head to Billings for the makeup game. Butte High smacked 14 hits and beat the Falcons 10-9 April 13 in Billings. The second game of that doubleheader was washed out. Hattie Thatcher went 3 for 4 to lead the Bulldog offense that day. Jessica Robertson struck out 12 batters. Butte High swept Billings Senior on Saturday and Bozeman on Tuesday.

Prep Tennis
Butte High at Helena Invite, 9 a.m.

The Bulldogs get their final tune up before next week’s divisional tournament in the two-day event at Helena. Action is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Saturday.