Maroons rout Beavers on eve of Combo Invite

Maroons rout Beavers on eve of Combo Invite

DILLON — Butte Central’s softball team stayed perfect in Southwestern A play Thursday with a 13-3 win over the Dillon Beavers.

The game, which came on the eve of the annual LaVerne Combo Invitational, was called by the 10-run rule after six innings.

Teresa Piazzola and Shawnee Hjelt homered to lead the Maroons, who improved to 11-2 overall and 7-0 in conference play. Piazzola also pitched four innings to pick up the victory, improving her record to 10-1.

In all, the Maroons pounded 17 hits as BC overcame a shaky defensive performance that saw BC commit six errors.

Kloie Thatcher, who pitched two innings, joined Hjelt, catcher Corbyn Holm and Kassidy Criscuolo with a 3-for-4 day. Thatcher and Holm hit doubles, while Hjelt drove in four runs.

Piazzola had a two-hit day, while Taylor Wahl, McKenzie Gallagher and Megan Michelotti each added a single.

McKenna Jones doubled to lead the Beavers. Bailey Berriochoa hit a pair of singles.

The Maroons swept the season series with the Beavers. BC won 20-0 in three innings last month in Butte.

Next up for the Maroons is the Combo Invite. BC plays Laurel at 2:30 p.m. Friday before taking on Lewistown at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, BC plays Hardin at 10:45 a.m. before closing the tournament with a 2:15 game against Belgrade.

All of BC’s games will be played on Field No. 2 at Stodden Park.

Butte Central            134      203 — 13   17   6
Dillon                         000      021 —   3     3   3

Teresa Piazzola, Kloie Thatcher (5) and Corbyn Holm; Lauren Miotke and Erica Rude. W — Piazzola (10-1). L — Miotke.
BUTTE CENTRAL (11-2, 7-0) — Thatcher 3-4, Shawnee Hjelt 3-4, Mollie Peoples 0-4, Holm 3-4, Piazzola 2-4, Taylor Wahl 1-4, Kassidy Criscuolo 3-4, McKenzie Gallagher 1-4, Megan Michelotti 1-4.
DILLON — Shaylee Eriksen 0-1, Bailey Berriochoa 2-3, Miotke 0-3, Adrianna Pitman 0-3, Rude 0-3, J. Kidd 0-3, Priyanka Bharadwaj 0-3, McKenna Jones 1-3, K. Tippets 0-3.
HR — Hjelt, Piazzola. 2B — Thatcher, Holm; Berriochoa. RBIs — Hjelt 4, Gallagher 2, Holm, Piazzola, Wahl, Michelotti; Jones.

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