Maroons split in Bitterroot

Maroons split in Bitterroot

Butte Central’s softball team went 1-1 in key Southwestern A games Saturday in a chilly Bitterroot Valley.

The Maroons went to Hamilton to beat the Broncs 5-1. BC then went to Corvallis, where the Maroons fell 10-0. Central is 2-0 against Hamilton and 0-2 against Corvallis.

Next up for the Maroons is the LaVerne Combo Invitational next Friday and Saturday at Stodden Park. Central will play Ronan, Frenchtown, Libby and Browning. Only the Frenchtown game will count in conference standings.

Butte Central 5, Hamilton 1
HAMILTON — Maci Reopelle scattered three hits and struck out 13 batters to pick up the victory.

Reopelle, who gave up just one unearned run, struck out the side in the second, third and fourth innings.

Mia Keeley and Kathryn Lalicker each smacked a pair of hits to lead Butte Central’s nine-hit attack. Maddi Kump doubled, while Brooke Badovinac, Brenna Foley, Reopelle and Maggie Stimatz singled in the win.

Badovinac, Kump and Lalicker drove in runs.

Madison Johnson, Magdelena Ringer and Delilah Beck singled for the Broncs.

Butte Central            201      200      0 — 5  9  1
Hamilton                   100      000      0 — 1  3  3

Maci Reopelle and Mia Keeley; Brynne Johnson and Madison Johnson. W — Reopelle. L — B. Johnson.
BUTTE CENTRAL (6-6, 3-2) — Broke Badovinac 1-4, Brenna Foley 1-4, Maci Reopelle 1-4, Maddi Kump 1-4, Mia Keely 2-4, Maggie Stimatz 1-4, Jaeden Berger 0-4, Renee Creekmore 0-3, Kathryn Lalicker 2-3.
HAMILTON — Maddison Johnson 1-3, Magdalena Ringer 1-3, Phoebe Howard 0-3, Cierra Cole 0-3, Brooke Alexander 0-3, Maddy Ward 0-3, Delilah Beck 1-3, Katelyn Shepherd 0-3, Madisen Fischer 0-2.
2B — Kump. RBIs — Badovinac, Kump, Lalicker.

Corvallis 10, Butte Central 0
CORVALLIS — Gabby Krueger cooled the BC bats in Central’s second game.

The Corvallis ace struck out seven and gave up just four hits in the game that was called by the 10-run rule after five innings.

Katelyn Behner homered and Emma Cashell and Krueger doubled to lead Corvallis, which smacked 12 hits in the win. Kump doubled and singled for the Maroons. Reopelle and Renee Creekmore singled.

Butte Central            000      00 —  0     4    1
Corvallis                    031      41 — 10   12   1

Maddi Kump and Mia Keeley; Gabby Krueger and Knaper. W — Krueger. L — Kump.
BUTTE CENTRAL (6-7, 3-3) — Brooke Badovinac 0-3, Brenna Foley 0-2, Maci Reopelle 1-1, Maddi Kump 2-3, Mia Keeley 0-3, Maggie Stimatz 0-1, Jaeden Berger 0-2, Renee Creekmore 1-2, Kathryn Lalicker 0-2.
HAMILTON — Macee Greenwood 1-3, Emma Cashell 1-3, Knapper 1-3, Gabby Krueger  2-2, Kaitlin McCartney 1-3, Katelyn Behner 1-2, Wolskyi 2-3, Olivia Powell 1-3, Jadyn Greenwood 1-2, Jessica Saturday 1-2.
HR — Behner. 2B — Kump; Cashell, Krueger

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