Butte Central scored six runs in its first two innings against Laurel and held on to win its opener 7-2 over the Locomotives in the Laverne Combo on Friday.

Cassidy Strizic had two hits to lead the Maroons, while Sofee Thatcher, Emma Keeley and Maddie Kump all added hits as well. Both of Strizic's hits were doubles and she finished with three RBI.

Maci Reopelle pitched the full game for Central, striking out seven in five innings and took the win while giving up just five hits. Shelbi Block took the loss for the Locomotives.

The Maroons fell in their second game 15-1 to Frenchtown in a conference matchup. Butte Central will play in two games on Staurday — 12:30 p.m. against Havre and then at 5:45 p.m. against Missoula Loyola.

Both of those games will be played on Field two at Stodden Park.


The Beavers were victorious in their first game of the day, topping Great Falls Central 12-0.

They then tied Conrad at five in their second. Dillon led by a run late in the game, but the Cowgirls were able to knot the game and it was called after six innings.

Kylee Pittman had a pair of home runs, including a tremendous shot in the first inning. The Beavers did have several costly errors, but looked strong overall.

Dillon will play Glendive at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a Southwest A conference game with Stevensville at 5:45.


The Copperheads were on both sides of a blowout on Friday, topping Shelby 13-1 but falling to Stevensville 11-1.

Macy Matosich led Anaconda in its game against Shelby with two hits and two RBI. She also scored three runs during the contest. 

Erin Chapman, Sami Johnson, Emily Leimbach and Cara DeMarios also had hits for the Copperheads. Ashley Gates took the win on the mound, fanning eight over four innings. Gates threw just 53 pitches, with 36 of them called strikes.

She allowed just two hits and issued free passes to just two batters.

In Anaconda's loss, the Copperheads managed to get five hits against Stevensville but simply could not string enough together to score a few more runs. 

Matosich pitched against the Yellowjackets, allowing 13 hits and gave up 10 earned runs. She allowed just two walks, but only struck out three Stevensville batters.

Anaconda is done for the tournament.


The Wardens started off their day with a 9-2 win over Colstrip, but fell in their second to Huntley Project.

The Red Devils struck early and often en route to a 16-0 run-rule victory. Deer Lodge will play Cut Bank on Saturday morning at 10:45 a.m. at Helen Austin Field at Longfellow Elementary.

The Wardens will then finish the tournament with a 2:15 p.m. game against Conrad at Father Sheehan Park.

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