Maroons drop two at Frenchtown tournament

Maroons drop two at Frenchtown tournament

FRENCHTOWN — Butte Central dropped its first two games of Frenchtown’s softball tournament Friday.

The Maroons fell 12-2 to Polson before dropping a 7-2 decision to host Frenchtown in a Southwestern A game that was played late into the night.

Central is back in action Saturday. The Maroons play Ronan at 3 p.m. before closing the tournament against Libby at 6.

Frenchtown 7, Butte Central 2
Cassidy Moen and Hailey Arthur homered to lead the Broncs in the nightcap.

Central scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. BC struggled with the clutch hits the rest of the way, stranding eight base runners.

Sofee Thatcher, Maddie Kump and Emma Keeley each pounded a pair of hits for BC. Keeley and Brenna Foley doubled in the loss. Cassidy Strizic and Maci Reopelle added singles.

Claire Bagnell pitched the distance, striking out six to get the win.

Butte Central             200      000      0 — 2  10   1
Frenchtown               012      130      x — 7  12   2

Makala Doherty, Maci Reopelle (6) and Emma Keeley; Claire Bagnell and n/a. W Bagnell. L — Doherty (2-3).
BUTTE CENTRAL (2-4, 1-2) — Sofee Thatcher 2-5, Maddie Kump 2-4, Zoe Doherty 1-4, Keeley 2-4, Cassidy Strizic 1-3, Reopelle 1-3, M. Doherty 0-3, Brenna Foley 1-3, Kenzie Norton 0-0, Maggie Stimatz 0-3.
FRENCHTOWN — Cassidy Bagnell 2-3, Mikaela Field 2-3, Layne Bauer 1-3, Taylor Garren 3-4, Cassidy Moen 2-4,  Claire Bagnell 1-2, Hailey Arthur 1-3, H. Habeck 0-2, M. LaTray 0-0, C. Rabich 0-0, K. Williams 0-3.
HR — Moen, Arthur. 2B — Keeley, Foley; Garren. RBIs — Keeley; Garren 2, Moen 2, Bauer, Arthur.

Polson 12, Butte Central 2 (5 innings)
The Pirates outhit the Maroons 13-4 in the non-conference tilt.

Josie Caye hit a big fly, while Paige Noyes tripled to lead Polson’s offense. Lauren Vergeron struck out five and walked none for the win.

Thatcher hit a double and a single for BC. Strizic and Makala Doherty singled.

Butte Central             101      00 —  2    4    6
Polson                         212      34 — 12  13   2
Reopelle and Keeley; Lauren Vergeron and n/a. W — Vergeron. L — Reopelle (0-1).
BUTTE CENTRAL (2-3) — Thatcher 2-3, Kump 0-3, Keeley 0-3, Strizic 1-2, Z. Doherty 0-2 Reopelle 0-2, M. Doherty 1-2, Foley 0-1, Stimatz 0-1, Norton 0-2.
POLSON — R. Stinger 1-4, Josie Caye 2-4, Paige Noyes 2-4, Lexi Orien 2-4, S. Carpeiter 1-3, Vergeront 4-4, Kobbey Smith 0-2, Cali Cannon 0-1, Lis. Costilla 1-2, G. Quinones 0-1, E. Scabbyros 0-3, G. Fyant 0-1.
HR — Caye. 3B — Noyes. 2B — Thatcher; Stinger, Cayne, Orien, Costilla.



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