State Softball: Libby Ekes Out Wins on 1st Day; Polson, Glacier Fall

By Beacon Staff

A walk-off RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Hamilton a 12-11 victory over Polson in the second round of the Class A state softball tournament in Polson on Thursday.

The Lady Pirates play Anaconda today at 11 a.m. hoping to advance through the consolation bracket.

Libby won both its games on the first day of the state softball tourney, blanking Butte Central 2-0 and then edging Belgrade 2-1. Kelsey Klin had a homer for Libby against Belgrade.

The Lady Loggers play Hamilton today at 1 p.m.

Frenchtown plays Billings Central in the other third round game. Frenchtown defeated Havre 9-0 on Thursday. Click here to view the bracket.

Polson 8, Laurel 5
Laurel 014 000 0 – 5 4 NA
Polson 010 331 x – 8 8 NA
W – Bagnell. L – Jones.
LAUREL – Ayla Grandpre 0-4, Kylie Goodson 0-4, Maurisa Gunn 1-4, Katie Williams 0-4, Hailey Spitzer 1-4, Paige Hodges 0-3, Brianne Jones 0-4, Rider 2-3, Hailey Maurer 0-3.
POLSON – Kenney 3-4, Toth 1-4, Bagnell 1-3, Wall 1-3, Potter 1-2, Brackey 0-3, Bitterman 1-3, Benson 0-2, Dupuis 0-3, Fyant 0-1.
2B – Bagnell, Brackey, Dupuis, Jones. RBIs – Bagnell 2, Benson 2, Kenney, Potter, Bitterman, Dupuis, Hodges 2, Grandpre, Goodson.

Libby 2, Butte Central 0
Libby 001 001 0 – 2 6 NA
Butte Central 000 000 0 – 0 1 NA
W – England. L – M. Boggs.
LIBBY– Monigold 0-3, England 1-4, Wedel 1-2, Gallagher 1-3, Klin 1-2, Benefield 0-3, Germany 0-3, Rebo 0-3, Regh 2-3.
BUTTE CENTRAL – Hiett 0-3, Paffhausen 0-3, Wahl 0-2, Peoples 0-3, Holm 1-3, McGee 0-3, Boggs 0-2, Green 0-2, Osselo 0-2.
RBI – Germany.

Libby 2, Belgrade 1
Libby 000 101 0 – 2 2 NA
Belgrade 000 001 0 – 1 1 NA
W – Hannah England. L – Judy Taylor.
LIBBY – Madisen Monigold 1-4, England 0-4, Mahalah Wedel 0-3, Devon Gallagher 0-3, Kelsey Klin 1-3, Auria Benefield 1-3, Dayln Germany 0-3, Rachel Rebo 0-3, Regh 0-3.
BELGRADE – West 0-3, Beubauer 1-3, Branch 0-3, Rollins 0-3, Alstrom 0-3, Cygan 0-3, Bethke 0-3, Taylor 0-2, Goulet 0-2.
2B – Gallagher, West. HR – Klin. RBIs – Branch, Klin.

Hamilton 12, Polson 11 (8)
Polson 131 210 30 – 11 12 3
Hamilton 202 204 11 – 12 16 4
W – Brie Clifford. L – Jessica Bagnell.
POLSON – Jaylin Kenney 2-5, Jaiden Toth 2-4, Bagnell 0-3, Hannah Potter 1-4, Taylor Brackey 1-5, Kaelen Wall 0-5, Kyrie Bitterman 2-5, Ashley Benson 3-4, Lydia Dupuis 1-4.
HAMILTON – McKayl Rothie 3-4, Clifford 2-5, Taylor Goligoski 4-4, Tayler Reynolds 2-5, Shaylan Mohn 0-4, Lauren Dolcater 1-5, Sydney Bergren 1-4, Lacey Dolcater 1-5, Kloie Nye 2-5.
2B – Kenney, Toth, Dupuis, Benson, Bergren, Rothie 2, Goligoski, Clifford, Nye, Reynolds. 3B – Kenney. HR – Potter, Goligoski, Reynolds. RBIs – Toth 3, Kenney, Bagnell, Potter, Benson, Dupuis, Goligoski 4, Reynolds 2, Clifford, Lau. Dolcater, Nye.

Glacier Falls in Two Games to Great Falls Squads
The Glacier softball team suffered back-to-back losses at the Class AA state tournament in Great Falls.

Great Falls C.M. Russell defeated the Wolfpack 13-6 in the first round on Thursday, and then Great Falls High eliminated Glacier 10-2 in loser-out action later that day.

Taylor Riggles and Kayla Russell had two hits apiece in the opener. Riggles, Russell, Ali Williams, Kayleena Ikeda and Anna Jenks each had an RBI for Glacier.

The Wolfpack managed only four hits in the second game and committed four errors.

Ikeda and Tacey Howe each had an RBI.

Click here to view the state bracket.

C.M. Russell 13, Glacier 6
Glacier410 000 1 — 6 8 1
Russell520 303 X — 13 12 2
Ali Williams and Hannah Atlee. Quinn Hartman and Erica Lankford. WP—Hartman. LP—Williams.
GLACIER — Taylor Riggles 2-3, Kayla Russell 2-4 (rbi), Ali Williams 1-3 (rbi), Hannah Atlee 1-3, Kayleena Ikeda 1-4 (rbi), Anna Jenks 1-3 (rbi), Katie McHugh 0-3, Tacey Howe 0-3, Erin McHugh 0-3, Sarah Stern 0-0.
C.M. RUSSELL — Kylie Otis 0-3, Caitlin Soltesz 1-3, Savanna Voyles 2-3 (rbi), Quinn Hartman 1-3, Courtney Schroeder 0-0, McCall Enott 3-4 (4 rbi), Madi Mahoney 2-4 (3 rbi), Kaydee Parsons 2-3 (3 rbi), Erica Lankford 0-3, Tiffany Lefebre 1-4, Shelby Vernon 0-0.
2B—Russell 2, Voyles, Enott, Parsons. HR—Mahoney.

Great Falls 10, Glacier 2 (lo)
Glacier000 011 0 — 2 4 4
Great Falls210 412 X — 10 13 1
Ali Williams and Hannah Atlee. Marina LaRocque and Caitlyn Konesky. WP—LaRocque. LP—Williams.
GLACIER— Taylor Riggles 0-3, Kayla Russell 1-3, Ali Williams 0-3, Hannah Atlee 0-2, Kayleena Ikeda 1-3 (rbi), Anna Jenks 1-3, Katie McHugh 0-3, Tacey Howe 1-3 (rbi), Erin McHugh 0-1, Christina DuFour 0-2, Mac Brester-Knight 0-0.
GREAT FALLS — Mercedes Bourgeau 1-3 (rbi), Mikaela Kynett 1-3 (2 rbi), Bailey Ferda 2-4 (2 rbi), Hailey Felice 1-2 (rbi), Brooke Gruntowicz 1-4 (2 rbi), Bailey Durnell 0-3 (Lacey Mertes 0-0, Marina LaRocque 0-3, Hannah Schaffer 1-1, Caitlyn Konesky 4-4 (rbi), Brooklynn Wilson 2-3 (rbi), Tierney Weinholz 0-1, Alyssa Marez 0-1.
2B—Bourgeau, Ferda, Konesky. 3B—Wilson.

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