Maroons drop two at Frenchtown Invite

FRENCHTOWN — Butte Central dropped two games Saturday at the Frenchtown Invitational softball tournament.

The Maroons feel 4-3 to Libby before dropping a 5-3 decision to Columbia Falls. BC fell to 4-7 on the season with its third straight loss.

BC is back in action Tuesday when the Maroons play host to Stevensville in a Southwestern A game.

Libby 4, Butte Central 3
The Loggers used four-run sixth inning to take down the Maroons.

Hannah England struck out nine BC batters in the win. The Loggers did their damage on five hits of BC pitcher McKenzie Gallagher. All five hits were singles.

Shawnee Hjelt and Gallagher doubled to lead the Maroons. Hajlet also singled, while Taylor Wahl and Megan Michelotti each hit two singles. Emily St. John added a base hit.

Butte Central            010      200      0 — 3   8   4
Libby                          000      004      x — 4   5   1

McKenzie Gallagher and Corbyn Holm; Hannah England and n/a. W — England. L — Gallagher.
BUTTE CENTRL (4-6) — Shawnee Hjelt 2-4, Holm 0-4, Mollie Peoples 0-3, Kloie Thatcher 0-3, Taylor Wahl 2-3, Emily St. John 1-2, Megan Michelotti 2-3, Kara Barnett 0-2, Kassidy Criscuolo 0-1, Gallagher 1-3.
LIBBY — Madisen Monigold 0-3, Mahalah Wedel 1-3, Abby Ennenga 1-3, Devon Gallagher 1-3, Rachel Rebo 1-3, Staci Regh 0-3, Dayln German 1-3, England 0-3, K. Lauer 0-1, J. Turner 0-1.
2B — Hjelt, Gallagher. RBIs — M. Gallagher 2; D. Gallagher, Rebo.

Columbia Falls 5, Butte Central 3
Ashley Trueblood had a big day for the Wildkats. She struck out nine batters to pick up the win. She also drove in four runs at the plate.

Hjelt hit a triple and a double to lead the Maroons. St. John doubled, while Corbyn Holm and Kloie Thatcher each hit a pair of singles.

Mollie Peoples, Michelotti and Gallager added singles for BC.

Columbia Falls          linescore n/a — 5   7   0
Butte Central            linescore n/a — 3 10 2
Ashley Trueblood and n/a; Gallagher and Holm. W — Trueblood. L — Gallagher.
COLUMBIA FALLS — Carlee Brown 2-3, Katie Price 0-2, Trueblood 2-4, Breanna Friar 1-4, Alysha Cantu 0-3, Madi Fetters 0-4, Lottie Ellis 0-2, P. Kehr 0-3, Kaitlyn Hoerner 2-3.
BUTTE CENTRAL (4-7) — Hjelt 2-4, Holm 2-4, Peoples 1-3, Thatcher 2-3, Wahl 0-3, St. John 1-3, Michelotti 1-3, Desaray Blunt 0-2, Criscuolo 0-1, Gallagher 1-3.
3B — Trueblood; Hjelt. 2B — Hoerner; St. John. RBIs — Trueblood 4, Friar; Hjelt, St. John.

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