Maroon softball season ends in Polson

Maroon softball season ends in Polson

POLSON — The Butte Central softball team is done for the season.

After beating Havre 9-1 in a loser-out game Friday morning, the Maroons fell 11-2 to Livingston at the Class A State tournament at the Polson Softball Complex.

The loss ended BC’s season at 17-10. It also closes the Butte Central careers of seniors Rylee Green, Shelby Paffhausen, Cassidy McGree, Mikayla Boggs and Courtney Thomas.

Frenchtown and Libby are the only undefeated teams left. They will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. in the double-elimination tournament.

Livingston, which went on to beat Hamilton 8-4, will play Belgrade in the loser-out game, which is also at 9. The Panthers beat Billings Central 5-4.

Anaconda, Polson, Miles City and Laurel were also eliminated on Friday.

State A Bracket

Butte Central 9, Havre 1
Boggs pitched another stellar late-season game, scattering two hits in the victory.

Paffhausen and McGree each poked a pair of hits for the Maroons. Shawnee Hjelt, Rylee Green and Emily St. John each added a hit.

Havre                          010  000  0 – 1  2  x
Butte Central             000  801  0 – 9  7  x
W –  Mikayla Boggs. L – Materus.
HAVRE – Mazurkeiwics 0-3, Boucher 0-3, Henderson 0-3, Majeres 1-3, Wagner 0-3, McDonald 1-3, T. Mazurkeiwics 0-2, Zarlson 0-2, Warren 0-2.
BUTTE – Shawnee Hjelt 1-5, Shelby Paffhausen 2-4, Taylor Wahl 0-2, Mollie Peoples 0-3, Corbyn Holm 0-3, Cassidy McGree 2-3, Boggs 0-3, Rylee Green 1-3, Emily St. John 1-3.
2B – McDonald.

Livingston 11, Butte Central 2
Hailey and Cassidy Versland did most of the damage for Rangers to end BC’s season. Hailey Versland doubled and homered, while Cassidy Versland hit two doubles.

Taylor Wahl hit two singles to lead the Maroons, Hjelt, McGree, Thomas and Mollie Peoples each it one.

Livingston                        253  100  0 – 11  9  3
Butte Central 020  000  0 –  2   6  6
W – Higgs. L – Mikayla Boggs
BUTTE CENTRAL – Shawnee Hjelt 1-4,  Shelby Paffhausen 0-4, Mollie Peoples 1-3, Corbyn Holm 0-3, Cassidy McGree 1-3, Boggs 0-3, Taylor Wahl 2-3, Rylee Green 0-3, Courtney Thomas 1-3.
LIVINGSTON – Megan Gibson 2-3, Jaycey Schleicher 0-2, Versland 2-4, Ingram 0-4, Versland 3-4, Higgs 0-4, Davas 0-4, Murphy 1-3, Cornell 2-1.
2B – Versland, Versland (2), Murphy. HR – Versland. RBIs – Schleider, Versland, Versland (3).



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