Maroons win one, lose one

Butte Central went 1-1 in a pair of Southwestern A softball games Friday.

The Maroons saw Hamilton’s Shaylan Mohn hit a walk-off single to lead the Broncs to a 4-3 victory in Hamilton. BC bounced back by heading to Corvallis to pound the Blue Devils 14-0.

Shannon McLaughlin belted a two-run home run to lead the Maroons in their first game. Danika Neumann, Shelby Paffhausen and Aiden Dennehy hit singles off Brie Clifford, who struck out 12 and held BC to just four hits.

Teresa Piazzola (3-3) was the hard-luck loser. The Broncs (6-6 overall) improved to 4-1 in conference.

Neumann homered, doubled, singled and drove in three runs to lead the Maroons in their rout of the Blue Devils. Hannah Stajcar and Katie Hogart added doubles, while Stajcar, Shawnee Hjelt and Aleesha LaBreche each drove in two runs.

Marthaller, LaBreche 2. Stajcar, Hjelt, LaBreche, Dennehy and Mikayla Boggs had a two-hit game as BC pounded out 16 hits. McLaughlin, and Taylor Marthaller added hits for BC.

Boggs (2-0) struck out four in five innings to get the win.

The Maroons are back in action Saturday in Frenchtown. They play Frenchtown at 1 p.m. before taking on Columbia Falls at 3.

Butte Central             200  010  0 — 3 4 2
Hamilton                    200  010  1 — 4 10 2

Teresa Piazzola and Shannon McLaughlin. Brie Clifford and Katie Wickham. W — Clifford (5-6). L — Piazzola.
BUTTE CENTRAL — Danika Neumann 1-3, Hannah Stajcar 0-2, S. McLaughlin 1-2, Katie Hogart 0-3, Mikayla Boggs 0-3, Piazzola 0-3, Taylor Marthaller 0-2, Shelby Paffhausen 1-3, Shawnee Hjelt 0-2, Aiden Dennehy 1-1.
HAMILTON — McKayl Rothie 0-4, Taylor Goligoski 2-4, Clifford 3-4, Tayler Reynolds 2-4, Shaylan Mohn 3-4, L. Parks 0-3, Sabrina Friday 0-3, Wickham 0-3, Kloie Nye 0-3.
2B – Goligoski, Reynolds.
HR – McLaughlin. RBIs – McLaughlin 2; Clifford, Reynolds, Mohn.

Butte Central             220   73 – 14 16  1
Corvallis                     000  00 – 0    4  2

Mikayla Boggs and Shannon McLaughlin; Zena Smith and n/a. W — Boggs. L — Smith.
BUTTE CENTRAL — Danika Neumann 3-4, Hannah Stajcar 2-3, S. McLaughlin 1-3, Katie Hogart 1-2, Shawnee Hjelt 2-4, Boggs 2-4, Taylor Marthaller 1-2, Aleesha. LaBreche 2-4, Aiden Dennehy 2-3.
CORVALLIS — Hannah Capko 0-2, Kira Doyle 0-2, Brenna Bourgeois 0-3, Kelsey Irwin 0-1, Taia Tully 0-2, Kathryn Grenfell 0-1, Gianna Schrock 3-3, Smith 1-2, Miquela Kriskovich 0-2, Taylor Gagnon 0-2.
2B – Neuman, Stajcar, Hogart. HR – Neumann. RBIs – Neuman 3, Stajcar 2, Hjelt 2, Boggs.



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