Wildkats go 3-2 at Class A state softball tournament

Print Article

  • Graceanne Sevesind belts a hit against Stevensville at the Class A state softball tournament in Polson Thursday. Sevesind finished the tourney with eight RBI to lead the Wildkats. (Jeremy Weber photo)

  • 1

    Chloe Kienas vs Belgrade

  • 2

    Ryley Kehr vs Belgrade

  • 3

    Alyssa Blankenship tries to tag out a Stevensville runner at third

  • 4

    Isabell Johnson puts down a bunt against Stevensville

  • Graceanne Sevesind belts a hit against Stevensville at the Class A state softball tournament in Polson Thursday. Sevesind finished the tourney with eight RBI to lead the Wildkats. (Jeremy Weber photo)

  • 1

    Chloe Kienas vs Belgrade

  • 2

    Ryley Kehr vs Belgrade

  • 3

    Alyssa Blankenship tries to tag out a Stevensville runner at third

  • 4

    Isabell Johnson puts down a bunt against Stevensville

The Wildkats went 3-2 at the Class A State Softball Tournament in Polson over the weekend, downing Stevensville, Custer County and Ronan while falling to eventual champion Belgrade and runner-up Polson.

The top six hitters in the Wildkat lineup had a strong tournament, combining to go 43 for 98 (.439) at the plate with 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 29 RBI.

Trista Cowan finished the tournament 8 for 17 with six doubles, a triple and seven RBI while Alyssa Blankenship was also 8 for 17 and added two doubles, a triple, a home run and brought in four runs. Graceanne Sevesind led the team with eight RBI at the tourney, while going 7 for 15 with two doubles and a home run. Kaylee Ashe had six RBI, Ryley Kehr added three, Jasmine Marino has two and Isabell Johnson, Chloe Kienas and McKenna Rensel had one each.

Ellis picked up all three wins in the pitching circle and both losses, giving up 24 runs on 27 hits while striking out 16 and walking 16 in 25.2 innings of work.

The Kats used a walkoff RBI double by Blankenship to pick up win over Stevensville to open the tournament Thursday.

Blankenship got the Kats on the board first with a home run in the bottom of the first inning before Cowan scored on a passed ball to push the lead to 2-0. Stevensville tied the game with a pair of runs in the top of the second but Ashe put the Kats back on top with a solo home run in the bottom of the inning. The Kats led 3-2 into the seventh inning, where the Yellowjackets were able to tie the game at 3-3. Ellis led off the bottom of the inning with a single to right and courtesy runner Abbey Underdahl advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ashe before Blankenshipís double brought home the game-winning run.

The Kats were overmatched in the second game Thursday, falling to Belgrade 10-0 in five innings.

The Kats bounced back in a big way Friday morning, downing Custer County 17-7.

Columbia Falls jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two innings before opening the game up with seven runs in the third. The Kats led 12-6 before scoring five runs in the sixth to end the game via the 10-run rule.

Cowan was 4 for 5 with four RBI in the win while Sevesind and Ashe each brought in four runs on two hits each.

The Wildkat bats did not cool off in their next game as C-Falls downed Ronan 14-0 on 19 hits.

Cowan had another 4 for 5 performance to lead the Wildkat offense while Ashe, Sevesind, Kehr and Johnson had three hits each.

Ellis had a masterful performance for the Kats in the pitching circle, allowing just three hits while striking out five and walking none in a complete game shutout.

The Kats came up short in their final game of the tournament, picking up just two hits in an 11-0 loss to Polson.

With their play at the state tournament, the Wildkats finish the season 15-12.

Print Article

Read More Sports

Swimmers take third in Hamilton

June 19, 2019 at 7:16 am | Lake County Leader The Columbia Falls Swim Team earned a third-place finish at the Bitterroot Meet in Hamilton last, despite only having a fraction on the team available to swim. Only 19 swimmers made the trip, but th...

Comments

Read More

Columbia Falls places 45 on spring sports Academic All-State list

June 19, 2019 at 7:14 am | Lake County Leader Columbia Falls High School recently had 45 athletes named Academic All-State for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 school year, including 25 with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. The girls track te...

Comments

Read More

Kramer and Dutton top Fatherís Day Scramble

June 19, 2019 at 7:13 am | Lake County Leader The duo of Jeremy Kramer and Clark Dutton were the big winners at this weekendís Fatherís Day Scramble Tournament at the Glacier View Golf Course in West Glacier. The pair shot a combined 10 under pa...

Comments

Read More

Glacier Twins shut out Bandits at home

June 12, 2019 at 8:31 am | Lake County Leader The Glacier Twins held Cranbrook scoreless on Sunday in a shutout home win, 9-0. Nathan Hader and Coby Clark-Dickinson put up solid time on the mound, allowing just three hits by the Bandits in seve...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2019 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X