State Class A Softball
Anaconda – Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23, 2015
LADY PIRATES FINISH THIRD AT 2015 STATE CLASS A SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Polson cruises past Anaconda
Polson piled on with seven runs in the final two innings to close up shop after five innings in a first-round game shortened by the 10-run mercy rule. Sarah Rausch batted 3 for 3 with four RBIs to lead Polson, which advanced to face Billings Central in the second round. Hannah Fryberger was also 3 for 3 with an RBI and Kaelen Wall drove in two. Lacee Moodry and Hanna Shaefer led Anaconda with two hits apiece.
Polson 11, Anaconda 1
Kristy Hayden, Andi Mavrinac (5) and Hanna Schaefer. Camas Renault, Haley Fyant (5) and Sarah Rausch. W – Renault. L – Hayden.
ANACONDA – Lacee Moodry 2-3, Randee Jo Johnson 1-3, Schaefer 2-3, Kassandra Flores 1-1, Michaela Cortright 0-2, Shea Forsberg 0-2, Shelbie Roche 0-2, Hayden 0-2, Justice Warner 0-2.
POLSON – Jaiden Toth 2-3, Kaelen Wall 2-4, Taylor Brackey 1-4, Sarah Rausch 3-3, Haley Fyant 2-4, Kaelyn Smith 0-3, Lydia Dupuis 1-2, Skyla Krantz 2-3, Hannah Fryberger 3-3.
2B – Schaefer. RBIs – Flores- Rausch 4, Wall 2, Toth, Brackey, Fyant, Krantz, Fryberger.
Polson tops Billings Central
Kaelen Wall tripled, homered and drove in two runs to carry Polson past Billings Central. Sarah Rausch doubled and drove in a pair for the Pirates, who led 7-0 after four innings. Haley Fyant went the distance in the pitcher’s circle for the Pirates, allowing just four hits and the single run. Allison Walter had two of those hits for the Rams.
Haley Fyant and Sarah Rausch. Molly Day and Addy Daubert. W – Fyant. L – Day.
POLSON – Jaiden Toth 1-3, Kaelen Wall 2-4, Taylor Brackey 1-3, Rausch 2-4, Fyant 2-4, Kaelyn Smith 1-4, Lydia Dupuis 1-3, Skyla Krantz 0-4, Hannah Fryberger 0-4.
BILLINGS CENTRAL – Bailey Kufeld 1-3, Allison Walter 2-4, Skylar Rockwell 0-3, Aubrey Walter 0-3, Maggie Meyer 0-4, Day 0-3, Morgan Smith 0-3, Daubert 1-2, Jessie Schmitz 0-3.
2B – Brackey, Rausch, Smith. 3B – Wall. HR – Wall. RBIs – Wall 2, Rausch 2, Fyant, Brackey.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Frenchtown, Ray shut down Polson
ANACONDA — A third straight State A softball title is within Frenchtown’s grasp.
The Broncs downed fellow Northwestern A member Polson 3-0 Friday behind Morgan Ray’s two-hitter to move into Saturday’s undefeated game at 9 a.m. Frenchtown (22-2), the two-time defending champ, will face Belgrade (16-6) for the right to move into the title game at 1 p.m. Polson remained alive with a win over Libby and will face Hamilton (17-8) at 9 a.m. in the loser-takes-fourth game. Hamilton began the day with a loss to Belgrade, before rebounding with a 9-5 win over Butte Central. The Polson-Hamilton winner will face the Belgrade-Frenchtown loser at 11 a.m. The winner of that game will get a crack at the championship.
Frenchtown 3, Polson 0
Ray allowed just a pair of singles and the Broncs backed her with a three-run fourth inning. Ray walked two and struck out 14. Krista Hebnes doubled in a run in the Broncs’ three-run inning. Ray and Haley Cyr both singled and scored in the inning. Ray and Hebnes finished with two hits apiece. Camas Renault pitched the first four innings for Polson and was tagged with the loss. She allowed all three runs, walked one and struck out one.
Camas Renault, Haley Fyant (5) and Sarah Rausch. Morgan Ray and Brooke Yarnall. W – Ray. L – Renault.
POLSON – Jaiden Toth 1-3, Kaelen Wall 0-2, Taylor Brackey 0-3, Rausch 0-3, Lydia Dupuis 1-3, Kaelyn Smith 0-3, Fyant 0-2, Hannah Fryberger 0-1, Skyla Krantz 0-2.
FRENCHTOWN – Emma Pyron 0-3, Yarnall 0-3, Ray 2-2, Krista Hebnes 2-3, Haley Cyr 1-3, Shelby Shourds 1-3, Laci Willett 0-2, Megan Delaney 0-2, Taylor Rockwood 0-2. 2B – Hebnes. RBIs – Hebnes, Cyr, Shourds.
Polson ends Libby’s season
Haley Fyant flared a two-out single to right field that brought home three runs to power the Pirates to the win. Libby had scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth to take a 3-2 lead before Fyant’s clutch base hit. Skyla Krantz drove in another run for the Pirates. Camas Renault pitched the first six innings to earn the win. Fyant pitched the seventh for a save. Devon Gallagher homered and drove in two runs for Libby, which finished its season at 20-7.
Camas Renault, Haley Fyant (7) and Sarah Rausch. Hannah England and Devon Gallagher. W – Renault. L – England.
LIBBY – Madisen Monigold 3-4, Mahalah Wedel 0-4, Abby Ennenga 1-4, Gallagher 2-4, Dayln Germany 0-4, Rachel Rebo 0-4, Staci Regh 0-3, Auria Benefield 2-3, England 2-3.
POLSON – Jaiden Toth 0-4, Kaelen Wall 1-4, Taylor Brackey 3-4, Rausch 0-3, Lydia Dupuis 0-2, Kaelyn Smith 0-3, Fyant 2-3, Hannah Fryberger 1-1, Skyla Krantz 1-3.
HR – Gallagher. RBIs – Gallagher 2, Ennenga, Monigold- Fyant 3, Krantz.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Polson eliminates Hamilton
The Broncs held a 7-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth but couldn’t hold on in settling for fourth at state with their season-ending loss. Critical to the outcome were 10 walks issued by Hamilton starting pitcher Sky Lopez. She also surrendered six runs on six hits before being replaced by Hayley Hudgins in the fifth. Hudgins ended up taking the loss after giving up two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Hannah Fryberger led the Pirates at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a double. Taylor Goligoski paced Hamilton (17-9), going 2 for 4 with a double, home run and three RBIs.
Polson 8, Hamilton 7
Sky Lopez, Hayley Hudgins (6) and Rachael Ringer. Camas Renault, Haley Fyant (3) and Sarah Rausch. W – Fyant. L – Hudgins.
HAMILTON – Caitlin Dillon 0-2, McKayl Rothie 2-4, Taylor Goligoski 2-4, Tayler Reynolds 1-4, Ringer 1-4, Lauren Dolcater 0-2, Shaylan Mohn 1-2, Lacey Dolcater 0-3, Kloie Nye 0-3.
POLSON – Jaiden Toth 1-4, Kaelen Wall 0-3, Taylor Brackey 1-4, Rausch 1-2, Lydia Dupuis 1-1, Kaelyn Smith 1-3, Fyant 0-4, Hannah Fryberger 3-4, Skyla Krantz 2-4.
2B – Goligoski, Reynolds, Ringer, Fryberger. 3B – Mohn. HR – Goligoski. RBIs – Goligoski 3, Mohn, Rausch, Dupuis.
Belgrade ends Polson’s season
The Lady Pirates settled for third place in the tournament, falling victim to the hot-hitting Panthers with their 18 hits. Belgrade set the tone early with Jordan Branch’s two-RBI double in the top of the first. Branch later scored to make it 3-0 heading into the second and the Panthers kept the lead throughout. Trailing 8-1, Polson made a serious comeback bid in the bottom of the fourth with six runs on five hits. Kaelen Wall and Kaelyn Smith each had run-scoring singles. The Pirates finished with a 20-9 record. Sarah Rausch and Haley Fyant paced the team at the plate, each collecting a pair of singles.
Belgrade 13, Polson 7
Judy Taylor, Shania Neubauer and Kindall Bethke. Camas Renault, Haley Fyant (4) and Sarah Rausch. W – Taylor. L – Renault.
BELGRADE – Skyla Neubauer 4-4, Taylor 1-4, Jordan Branch 3-5, Hanna Goulet 2-4, Bethke 2-5, Ty Atwood 2-5, Sh. Neubauer 1-4, Jennie Maczewski 1-1, Nicole Schlatedetsch 0-2, Madison Cade 2-3.
POLSON – Jaiden Toth 1-4, Kaelen Wall 1-4, Taylor Brackey 1-4, Sarah Rausch 2-3, Lydia Dupuis 0-4, Kaelyn Smith 1-3, Ashley Benson 0-1, Haley Fyant 2-3, Hannah Fryberger 0-2, Skyla Krantz 1-3.
2B – Branch 2, Bethke, Sk. Neubauer, Cade. 3B – Atwood. HR – Atwood. RBIs – Toth, Wall, Smith, Fyant, Atwood 5, Branch 3, Sk. Neubauer 2, Sh. Neubauer 2, Bethke.