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Hosting Hamilton rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off the Butte Central softball team, 6-4, on Saturday in Southwestern A play.

Central later routed Corvallis, 17-0, in four innings for a road split.

Against Hamilton, Emma Keely had a two-run double in the fifth to help the Maroons (9-6, 5-2) build a 4-3 lead heading into the sixth. But the wheels fell off late for the Central defense.

Rachael Ringer led off the bottom of the inning with a single for the Broncs, before she and Mallory McGill both made it all the way around to score on Maroons fielding errors. Tessa Della Silva capped the rally with an RBI single to provide the final margin.

Kloie Thatcher reached on an error in the seventh for BC, but the visitors' rally fell short.

Thatcher was the tough-luck loser on the mound after giving up seven hits, on walk and striking out six, while aiding her own cause with a solo homer.

Della Silva and Rachel Richardson had two RBIs apiece for Hamilton.

Against Corvallis, Mollie Peoples went 4 for 4 with seven runs batted in to help Butte Central win by the 15-run mercy rule in just four innings.

Brooke Raiha was 2 for 3 with three RBIs for the Maroons, while Keely and Megan Michelotti drove in a pair apiece.

Thatcher did not allow a hit while striking out seven.

Mission sweeps Deer Lodge

Ran’Dee Charlo tossed a pair of gems and drove in a combined six runs to help hosting Mission take a doubleheader sweep from Deer Lodge, 16-4 and 7-3.

Charlo allowed just three hits for the Bulldogs (13-2-1, 6-2) before the opener was called after five innings due to the mercy rule. She allowed five hits in the nightcap that went the distance. She was a combined 7 for 8 at the plate on the day, with a home run, a triple and three doubles.

Rilee Gray, Alyssa Lamb and Emmy Kunesh had two hits apiece on the day for the Wardens (4-10, 1-7).

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