Pirates top Maroons, 2-1

FRENCHTOWN — Shalaina Duford and the defending Class A defending champion Polson Pirates edged Teresa Piazzola and Butte Central in a 2-1 pitchers’ duel Friday night.

Duford struck out 10 in the win, which was part of the Frenchtown Invitational. Piazzola (3-2), a freshman, surrendered five hits in the complete-game loss.

Danika Neumann, BC’s senior leadoff hitter, went 3 for 4 to lead the Maroons’ offense. Shannon McLaughlin, Mikayla Boggs, Taylor Marthaller and Courtney Thomas added singles in the loss. Katie Hogart drew a pair of walks, while Shawnee Hjelt walked once.

The Maroons are back in action in Frenchtown on Saturday. They play Libby at noon and Columbia Falls at 6.

BC-Polson boxscore