STEVENSVILLE — The conference opener might have been pushed up one day, but the Butte Central bats were just on time.
The Maroons rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning Friday to knock off Stevensville 12-10 in a Southwestern A softball game.
Butte Central erupted for 14 hits as the Maroons won their first game that mattered this season.
Sofee Thatcher and Brooke Badovinac each went 4 for 5, and Jaeden Berger went 3 for 4 to lead the Central hit parade. Berger hit two doubles.
Catcher Mia Keely doubled and knocked in two runs, and Brenna Foley singled and drew three walks for the Maroons. Hattie Mehring also singled in the win.
Thatcher picked up the win in the pitcher’s circle. She struck out six and weathered an early storm.
The Maroons are back in action Monday when they head to Dillon for a conference game. Like Friday, that game was moved up a day because of the weather forecast.
Butte Central 420 012 3 — 12 14 2
Stevensville 530 101 0 — 10 10 3
Sofee Thatcher and Mia Keeley; Brusia and Beming. W — Thatcher (1-1). L — Beming.
BUTTE CENTRAL (1-2, 1-0) — Thatcher 4-5, Brooke Badovinac 4-5, Brenna Foley 1-2, Keeley 1-3, Hattie Mehring 1-3, Jaeden Berger 3-4, Maggie Stimatz 0-3, Vanessa West 0-4, Renee Creekmore 0-4.
STEVENSVILLE — Thomas 1-4, Schweiter 1-5, Brushia 1-4, Gray 1-3, Beming 3-3, Newsom 0-4, Moody 4-4, Kopsa 0-4, Smith 0-4.
2B — Berger 2, Keeley, Beming, Newsom, Kopsa.4
Butte Central JV 15, Stevensville JV 5
The Maroons made it a 2-for-2 day as BC completed the sweep with a junior varsity win,
BC scored six runs in the fifth inning to close out the game by the 10-rule inning.
All nine Central batters reached base at least once, and the Maroons poked nine hits. Renee Creekmore went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to lead the way. Brenna Foley went 2-3 for an RBI, while Vanessa West, Krista Winnings and Angelina O’Rourke added singles.
Amanda Wheelock walked twice, and Focus Arunkinsukhon drew a walk and was hit by a pitch. Cloe Stillwagon also walked in the win.1 comment