SOFTBALL: Helena High, Capital sweep Flathead, Glacier

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Helena Capital and Helena High made quick work of Flathead and Glacier on Saturday, beating the two Kalispell schools by a combined 40-6 over four Western AA conference softball games.

Capital handled Glacier 7-0 while Helena beat Flathead 9-1 in the opening games, and Helena defeated Glacier 7-3 as Capital clobbered Flathead 17-2 in the nightcap.

Flathead’s loss to Capital was shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule.

Kynzie Mohl led the Glacier (1-3) offense with three hits on the day, and Allee Meyer continued her hot start to the season with a solo home run against Helena.

“We need to just produce more runs,” Glacier coach Abby Connolly said. “We’re getting a decent amount of hits each game, but we need to figure out how to get those runs across.”

Glacier tallied eight hits in its shutout loss to Capital and five versus Helena High.

Sage Vanterpool took both losses for Glacier, but Connolly was complimentary of her work in the circle.

“She threw two great games,” Connolly said. “As a defense, we need to back her up so her production matches her effort out there.”

Jayden Russell collected three hits for Flathead (0-4) in the two games combined, and Kaileigh Denna had two hits. One of Denna’s hits was a two-run home run against Capital, her second four-bagger of the young season.

“It was much better than the other day (in Missoula),” Flathead coach Jack Foster said. “Today was definitely a step in the right direction. We’ve got a ways to go yet.”

Both Flathead and Glacier return to the diamond on Tuesday, when they’ll face each other in a crosstown matchup at Glacier. First pitch of the doubleheader is at 3 p.m., and the nightcap is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Capital 002 011 3 — 7 11 1

Glacier 000 000 0 — 0 8 1

WP — S. Martin. LP — Sage Vanterpool.

HELENA CAPITAL — T. Mathews 2-3, K. Rosling 0-2, L. Archie 0-1, S. Martin 3-4, A. Davis 2-3, N. Ames 0-3, S. Bury 0-1, K. Gross 1-2, M. Rouse 1-3, Kd. Rosling 0-1, M. Rehem 2-3, M. Davis 0-1, M. McMahon 0-1, D. Mesh 0-1.

GLACIER — Addie Labrum 0-4, Meg Hornby 1-4, Kynzie Mohl 2-3, Alivia Atlee 1-3, Allee Meyer 0-3, Sophie Smith 1-3, Maddie Johnson 1-3, Sage Vanterpool 1-3, Hallie Mikunen 1-2, Emma Anderson 0-1.

2B — Mathews, A. Davis. RBI — Mathews, Martin 2, Davis 2, Kd. Rosling.

Helena 410 021 1 — 9 14 0

Flathead 100 000 0 — 1 4 3

WP — M. English. LP — Maitlynn Betts.

HELENA HIGH — K. Anderson 2-4, V. Walsh 1-4, J. Pickens 3-4, M. Schmolke 1-4, A. Slanger 2-4, M. English 2-4, A. Countryman 0-4, Strubel 2-3, Holland 0-1, S. Matuci 1-4.

FLATHEAD — Jayden Russell 1-3, Riley Chouinard 1-4, Kaileigh Denna 1-3, Hailey Jump 0-3, Maitlynn Betts 0-3, Karissa Comer 1-3, Haylee Learn 0-1, Alyssa Cadwalader 0-1, Kayla Kallis 0-2, Kyann Devera 0-2.

2B — Anderson, Slanger, English, Strubel. 3B — Schmolke. HR — English. RBI — Schmolke 2, English, Holland 2. Comer.

Helena 201 103 0 — 7 8 0

Glacier 010 000 2 — 3 5 2

WP — M. English. LP — Sage Vanterpool.

HELENA HIGH — K. Anderson 3-4, V. Walsh 1-4, J. Pickens 2-3, M. Schmolke 1-3, A. Slanger 0-3, M. English 1-4, A. Countryman 0-2, N. Price 0-4, S. Matuci 0-1, L. Ark 0-0.

GLACIER — Addie Labrum 1-1, Meg Hornby 0-3, Kynzie Mohl 1-3, Alivia Atlee 0-3, Allee Meyer 1-3, Sophie Smith 0-2, Maddie Johnson 1-3, Sage Vanterpool 1-3, Hallie Mikunen 0-3.

2B — Walsh, Pickens, English. Johnson. HR — Schmolke. Meyer. RBI — Walsh, Pickens 3, Schmolke 2, English. Meyer, Vanterpool 2.

Capital 810 35 — 17 19 1

Flathead 002 00 — 2 4 2

WP — N. Ames. LP — Maitlynn Betts.

HELENA CAPITAL — T. Mathews 1-4, Hoffer 0-1, K. Gross 3-5, S. Martin 3-4, L. Archie 0-1, Davis 1-3, Priddy 1-1, N. Ames 3-4, S. Bury 1-4, M. Rehem 4-4, K. Rosling 2-4, M. McMahon 0-3, D. Mesh 0-0.

FLATHEAD — Jayden Russell 2-3, Riley Chouinard 0-2, Kaileigh Denna 1-3, Hailey Jump 1-2, Karissa Comer 0-3, Maitlynn Betts 0-2, Haylee Learn 0-1, Kate Smith 0-3, Alyssa Cadwalader 0-0, Kyann Devera 0-2.

2B — Ames. HR — Denna. RBI — Gross, Martin, Priddy, Ames 2, Bury 2, Rehem 4, McMahon, Mesh. Denna 2.

Eureka 13, T-Falls 3

Eureka 12, T-Falls 2

THOMPSON FALLS — Eureka scored in every inning but one to blow by Thompson Falls in a Class B-C Western Division doubleheader.

Eureka had three four-run innings on the day and tallied five runs in the fourth inning of the first contest.

Avory Escobar picked up both wins in the circle and held the hosts to three hits on the day, zero in the second game.

Michael Shea homered for Eureka in the opener.The Lions had 15 hits in that one as Cassie Hammack and Erynn both had three hits and doubled.

Eureka 211 54 — 13 15 0

Thompson Falls 101 01 — 3 3 1

W – Avory Escobar. L – Faith Frields.

Hits – Eureka: Erynn Thier 3 (2B), Ayana Twigg, Escobar 2 (2B), Rylee Morgan 3 (2B), Bailey Bishop 2 (2B), Cassie Hammack 3 (2B), Katie Schmidt (2B), Kristi Williams (2B), Ambryn Smith, Michael Shea (HR); Thompson Falls: Frields 1, Haley Morgan (2B), Kelsey Frank.

Eureka 413 04 — 12 8 1

Thompson Falls 000 20 — 2 0 6

W – Escobar. L – Frank.

Hits – Eureka: Thier, Twigg (2B), Escobar (2B), Bishop (2B), Morgan, Shay (2B).

Stevi 20, Whitefish 10

Corvallis 23, Whitefish 13

It was a long day for Whitefish as the Bulldogs dropped two Class A contests in the Bitterroot Valley.

On the positive side, Whitefish tallied 23 runs and totaled 20 hits.

Whitefish 100 27x x — 10 6 7

Stevensville (11)11 33x x — 20 17 3

W – Tara Melassi. L – Lauren MacDonald.

Hits – Whitefish: Harriett Grantz 2, Isabelle Klempel, Hope Brown, Baileigh Krause, MacDonald Stevi: Melassi 3, Mikayla Newman 3 (2B), Syd Paul 2, Haley Kampka 2, Kaylee Berning 2 (2B), Sarah Morrison, Jessie Newman, Taylor Springer, Hannah Wasik, Joey Oyler.

RBI – Whitefish: Grantz 3, Klempel, MacDonald, Courtny Moran Stevi: Kampka 4, Melassi 3, Berning 2, Springer 2, Wasik 2, M. Newman.

Whitefish 033 430 x – 13 14 10

Corvallis 411 25(10) x – 23 18 1

W – Kayla Fields . L – Lauren McDonald.

Hits – Whitefish: Harriett Grantz 3, Zoe Dugan 3, Hope Brown 3, Courtny Moran, Baileigh Krause, Sidney Cooke, Rebecca Catina, Cassidy Sletten; Corvallis: Ashlynn Nixon 4 (HR), Kim Wright 4 (2B), Reili Paddock 3 (2B), Megan Bradshaw 3, Sammy Knapp 2 (2B), Carla Soto 2 (2B).

RBI – Whitefish: Brown 3, Grantz 2, Catina 2, Dugan 2, Krause; Corvallis: Paddock 4, Nixon 2, Hickey 2, Wright 2, Bradshaw 2, Knapp, Soto.

Stevi 10, Columbia Falls 8

Corvallis 11, Columbia Falls 5

Columbia Falls fell short in a tight contest with Stevensville and came up six runs short against Corvallis.

Columbia Falls did all of its scoring versus Corvallis with a five-run second inning.

Stevensville scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to escape with a win.

Columbia Falls 200 204 0 — 8 9 2

Stevensville 230 203 x — 10 11 5

W – Sarah Morrison. L – Trista Cowan.

Hits – Columbia Falls: Kaylee Ashe 2, Graceanne Sevesind 2, Ryley Kehr, Cowan, Raychel Hoerner, Jaydon Hamilton, Catie Murray; Stevi: Haley Kampka 4 (2 2B, HR), Syd Paul 3, Madison Sims 2 (2B), Kaylee Berning (3B), Jessie Newman.

RBI – Columbia Falls: Hamilton 2, Ashe, Cowan; Stevi: Kampka 6, Sims 3, Berning.

Columbia Falls 050 000 0 — 5 5 3

Corvallis 140 501 x — 11 12 3

W – Mariah Hickey. L – McKenna Rensel.

Hits – Columbia Falls: Kaylee Ashe 2, Graceanne Sevesind 2, Ryley Kehr (2B) Corvallis: Sammy Knapp 2 (2B), Reili Paddock 2, Kim Wright 2, Carla Soto 2, Ashlynn Nixon (HR), Hickey (2B), Ciera Jessop, Megan Bradshaw.

RBI – Columbia Falls: Jayden Hamilton 2, Raychel Hoerner, Catie Murray Corvallis: Nixon 3, Paddock 2, Knapp, Hickey, Wright, Bradshaw.

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