Last-inning dinger lifts Belgrade girls over Butte High

BELGRADE — A walk-off home run left Butte High’s Bulldogs on the wrong end of a 5-4 result in a Class AA nonconference high school girls’ softball game Tuesday at the Belgrade High complex.
Butte High led the Panthers 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Ella Seaman slugged a three-run homer to center field to win the game for Belgrade.
The Bulldogs out-hit Belgrade 11-6 for the game as shortstop Kamber Leary and first baseman Madisyn Swanson each collected three hits.
Seaman was the winning pitcher. Ashlinn Mullaney took the loss, but registered six strikeouts. Two of the five runs she allowed were unearned.
Swanson drove the middle of the lineup for Butte High as she knocked in three runs. Mullaney and Dacelyn LaFond each banged out two hits to back the production of Leary and Swanson.
Seaman knocked in three runs for Belgrade and No. 9 batter Teague Bowler led the Panthers hitting with a 3-for-3 performance.
Butte High is to be at home on Friday for its next game, a 3 p.m. Western AA Conference matchup with Missoula Hellgate at Stodden Park.
Butte High 100 100 2 — 4 11 3
Belgrade 000 010 4 — 5 6 2
Ella Seaman and Ava Lund. Ashlinn Mullaney and Gracie Ferriter.
BUTTE HIGH (0-3, 0-1) — Gracie Ferriter 0-4, Ashlinn Mullaney 2-4, Kamber Leary 3-4, Madisyn Swanson 3-3, Taylor Drakos 0-3, Dacelyn LaFond 2-4, Ashby Lee 0-4, Mattie Stepan 1-4 Hailey Skeel 0-3.
BELGRADE (5-1, 1-0) — Brooklyn Ragland 1-4, Ella Seaman 1-3, Olivia Mills 0-2, Tara Osler 0-3, Carly Stephens 0-3, Ava Lund 0-3, Ella Hoskins 0-2, Krissy Carrillo 0-1, Julia Blossom 0-2, Leah Larson 1-1, Teagan Bowler 3-3.

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