FRENCHTOWN — Shawnee Hjelt and Mikayla Boggs drove in three runs apiece, and Teresa Piazzola struck out seven batters as Butte Central’s softball team hammered Missoula Loyola 12-0 in five innings Friday.
The non-conference game was part of the Frenchtown Invitational.
Hjelt went 3 for 4 with two doubles, and Boggs went 2 for 3 with a double to lead BC’s 13-hit attack. Rylee Green smacked a single and a double, while Shelby Paffhausen, who scored three runs, hit two singles.
Kate Ossello, Mollie Peoples, Emily St. John and McKenzie Gallagher each hit a single.
Piazzola scatted three hits — all singles — while improving to 4-2 on the season. Butte Central upped its record to 5-3 overall. BC is 3-1 in Southwestern A play.
The Maroons will play two games on Saturday. BC takes on Frenchtown in a game at noon. They play Columbia Falls at 4 p.m.