Polson, Ronan softball compete in Great Falls tourney

by John Heglie
| June 25, 2020 12:39 PM

At the USA Softball Falls Fusion Classic in Great Falls this past weekend, there were five teams from the Mission Valley area in attendance including a Polson-based Lady Pirate squads for each age group along with the Ronan’s 14U Maidens.

After going 2-1 in pool play, the 18U Polson Lady Pirates were derailed during their semifinal matchup by the eventual tournament champion. In similar fashion, Polson’s 14U team were also sidelined during the semifinal of the gold bracket by the eventual tournament champion. The 14U Ronan Maidens won their opening round matchup in the silver bracket over Dillon 14-2 before being ousted by the Bitterroot Sparks.

The Great Falls Fusion won the 16-18U high school age bracket. Featured among the Fusion’s roster is a handful of two-time defending State AA champions from the Great Falls Bison, that include two-time Montana Gatorade Player of the Year Anna Toon.

The 14U age bracket was won by the Missoula-based Montana Avalanche.

The 12U Lady Pirates swept their pool play competition, but were soon beat out by Billings 406 Flyers in the opening round of the gold bracket.

Polson’s 10U Lady Pirates struggled to generate runs during pool play. But once they got routed to silver bracket competition, they marched their way into the championship before falling to one of the Great Falls Fusion squads.

Several Mission Valley area based teams will be in attendance at the Emeralds SMASH tournament in Kalispell this weekend.

Falls Fusion Classic

Multi-Sports Complex

Great Falls

Fr-Su, June 19-21

18U bracket competition

(#1) Fusion-Egan 8, (#4) 18U Lady Pirates 1 9-2

Lady Pirates (7-2), Fusion-Egan (11-0)

Great Falls 300 023 – 8 12 0

Polson 000 001 – 1 1 2

Katelyn Druyvestein, (6) #25 other and Lexy Orien. Madison Moore and catcher.

18U FALLS FUSION-EGAN – Macy Mangold 3H, Madeline Hamma 2H, Jessica Morgan 1H

18U POLSON LADY PIRATES –

RBIs – Anna Toon 3, Hamma 2, Kiely Gunderson. BB – Josie Caye; Tori LaPierre, Morgan.

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(#4) 18U Lady Pirates 16, MC Magic 5

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pool play

Fusion-Egan 9, 18U Lady Pirates 4

Great Falls 130 5 – 9 9 2

Polson 000 4 – 4 4 1

Jessica Morgan and catcher. Katelyn Druyvestein (6K) and Lexy Orien.

18U FALLS FUSION-EGAN – Macy Mangold 2H, Madeline Hamma 2H, J.Morgan 1H

18U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Josie Caye

RBIs – Hannah Fetters 2, Mangold 2, Sarah Faulk 2. BB – Tori LaPierre 2, Steph Jablonski; Vert 2.

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18U Lady Pirates 4, Havre 1

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18U Lady Pirates 8, MC Magic 8

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14U Gold Bracket

championship

(#3) Avs-Smrfld 16, Avs-Latrielle 2

Summerfield 603 7 – 16 11 1

Avs-LaTrielle 101 0 – 2 7 6

Ashley Mitchell, (4) Charlee Hoover and Grace Hood. Isa Bates, (1) Izzy Evans (2.67IP:5H,3W), (4) Kason Page (.67IP: 2H,1W) and Gianna Janacaro, (3) Kadynce Couture.

14U MT AVALANCHE-SUMMERFIELD – Payton Smith 2-3(HB,2RBI).

14U MT AVALANCHE-LATRIELLE – Ka.Couture 3-3, Evans 1-3, Ka.Page 0-2.

2B – P.Smith 2.

(#3) Avs-Smrfld 6, (#7) Lady Pirates 0 (semi)

Polson 000 000 – 0 2 2*

Missoula 100 050 – 6 11 0

Avery Starr (4K,1W), (5) Bella Paul and McKenna Hanson. Grace Hood, (1) Charlee Hoover and

14U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Nikki Kendall 1-2, Hanson 1-3, Starr 0-1(BB,FC).

14U MT AVALANCHE-SUMMERFIELD – Payton Smith 1-3(RBI).

2B – Stella Summerfield. RBIs – Morgan Olson, Hood 2, Jayden Gagner, AJ Hanninen

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(#7) 14U Lady Pirates 13, Halos 5

Polson 341 032 – 13 16 2

Helena 200 300 – 5 6 5*

Bella Paul (2K,1W), (5) Nikki Kendall (3K,0H) and McKenna Hanson. Rylie Schlepp, (4) Kathryn Emmert and Taylor Sayers. WP – Paul. Sv – Kendall.

14U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Kendall 3-4, Hanson 2-3, Avery Starr 4-5, Caitlyn Ward 2-5, Carly Maley 0-3, Catherine Buckskin 0-1, Tyneesha Brown 2-4, Alexis Johnsn 2-4, Paul 1-4, Kailey Smith 0-4.

14U HELENA HALOS – Anna Cockhill 1-3, Emmert 1-4, Sayers 1-3, Audrey Wilblard 2-3.

3B – Ward. 2B – Kendall 2, Starr 2, Paul; Emmert. RBIs – Kendall, Hanson, Starr 3, Ward 3, Maley, Brown 2; Emmert 3, Sayers 2. BB – Kendall 2, Hanson 3; Cockhill. ROE – Maley, Ward, Brown. SB – Kendall, Hanson.

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Asterisk (*) denotes stat variant(s) where alternate data exists: HaloGC(HH: 8H,6E), Ward 4rbi, Maley 2rbi

(#7) 14U Lady Pirates 7, Fusion-Moore 5

The Fusion threatened in the top of the 5th with one out when they had the tying runs on base and the potential lead at the plate, but second base Tyneesha Brown and Caitlyn Ward turned a g4-4-3 double play to seal the outcome.

Great Falls 001 31 – 5 6 0

Polson 510 1x – 7 10 4

Nikki Kendall (4K,3H,3W,1HB), (4) Avery Starr (1K,4W) and McKenna Hanson. Belle Surgimer, (3) Maggie Bender and Abby Fatz. WP – Kendall. Sv – Starr.

14U FALLS FUSION-MOORE – Morgan Davis 2-4, Tori Moore 1-1, Bender 2-3, Surgimer 1-3

14U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Kendall 1-2, Hanson 3-3, Starr 2-3, Caitlyn Ward 2-3, Carly Maley 0-2, Tyneesha Brown 0-2, Alexis Johnson 1-2, Bella Paul 1-2, Kailey Smith 0-1, Catherine Buckskin 0-1.

2B – Bender; Ward, Hanson, Starr. RBIs – Davis 2, Bender 2, Surgimer; Hanson, Starr 3, Ward, Johnson. BB – Bender, Ashley Stokes, Moore 2, Kadence Taylor, Mad Lamping 2; Kendall, Maley. HB – Sophie Madsen. SB – Taylor, Hayley Hatfield; Kendall.

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14U Lady Pirates 7, Fusion-Olson 1

Polson 430 – 7 5 0

G.Falls 100 – 1 0 1

Avery Starr (4W), (1) Nikki Kendall (5K,1W,1HB) and McKenna Hanson. Hayden Olson, (1) Ashley Boland and Kenzie Noble. WP – Kendall ().

14U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Kendall 0-1(BB), Hanson 1-2(RBI), Caitlyn Ward 2-2(RBI), Avery Starr 1-1(RBI,BB), Alexis Johnson 0-1(RBI), Tyneesha Brown 1-2(2RBI), Kailey Smith 0-1(BB).

14U FALLS FUSION-OLSON – Kylie Floerchinger 0-2(2BB), Boland 0-1(RBI,BB).

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Polson 6, MT Warriors 2

Helena 200 0 – 2 3 2

Polson 420 x – 6 8 1

Nikki Kendall (9K,4W) and McKenna Hanson, (3) Caitlyn Ward. Isabelle Glowacki, (2) Kelleigh McKay and catcher.

14U HELENA MT WARRIORS – Jolee Burgoyne 1-1(BB), Ashley Nelson 1-1(RBI,HB), Jaci Lyman 1-2.

14U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Kendall 1-1(2B,BB), Hanson 2-2(2B,2RBI), Ward 0-1(BB), Avery Starr 1-2, Carly Maley 0-2(RBI), Alexis Johnson 2-2(RBI,SB), Jaja Nichols 0-1(BB), Tyneesha Brown 1-1(RBI,BB), Bella Paul 0-2(FC), Kailey Smith 1-2(2B).

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Avs-LaTrielle 6, Lady Pirates 4

Polson 202 0 – 4 6 2

Missoula 420 x – 6 2 1

Avery Starr (6K,6W) and McKenna Hanson. Isa Bates and Gianna Janacaro.

14U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Nikki Kendall 2-2(2B,SB), Hanson 1-2(2RBI), Carley Maley 0-1(BB), Caitlyn Ward 0-2(RBI), Starr 2-2(RBI), Alexis Johnson 0-2(FC,SB), Tyneesha Brown 1-2(SB).

14U MT AVALANCHE-LATRIELLE – Kadynce Couture 0-1(HB), Izzy Evans 0-2(ROE), Ava Phillips 0-0(2RBI,2BB), Kyler LaTrielle 0-1(2RBI,BB,FC), Janacaro 1-2(RBI,BB), Kason Page 0-1(BB).

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14U Silver Bracket

(#11) Sparks-Dypwick 14, (#18) Maidens 3

Ronan 00( 0) 3 – 3 5 2

Bitterroot 22(10)x – 14 10 2

Kayleigh Benson (3K), Tyariah Morigeau (2K) and catcher. Madalyn Biggs and catcher.

14U RONAN MAIDENS – Benson 1H, K.Santos (2RBI)

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(#18) Maidens 14, Dillon 2

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Xtreme 18, Maidens 2

Blgs Force 6, Ronan Maidens 5

14U Avs-Summerfield 8, Maidens 2

Missoula 012 5 – 8 6 1

Ronan 020 x – 2 2 6

Payton Smith (2K1W), (3) Ashley Mitchell and catcher. Tyariah Morigeau (4K,5W) and catcher. WP – P.Smith

14U MT AVALANCHE-SUMMERFIELD – P.Smith 0-1(BB)

14U RONAN MAIDENS – Kysis Santos 0-0(BB), Lourasia Weatherwax 1-1, Sadie Michaud 1-1(RBI)

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12U Gold Bracket

(#5) 406 Flyers 13, 12U Lady Pirates 4

Billings 019 03 – 13 13 0

Polson 003 10 – 4 10 2

Sammy Rensvold (3K,2W), Izzy Fyant (2.67IP:7H,2W) and Olivia Jore. Kinzie T and catcher

12U POLSON LADY PIRATES – Alyssa Orien 2-3, Fyant 2-3, Neveah Arnoux 2-3, Olivia Jore 1-3, Rensvold 1-3, Sierra Perez 1-3, Emma Smith 1-3.

2B – Emerson G; Jore. RBIs – Myley B., Breelyn F. 2, Molly G. 3, Emerson G. 2, Avery N., Adrienne R., Kinzie T; Arnoux 2, Perez, Smith. FC – Jore, Perez.

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12U Lady Pirates 7, Blgs Force 2

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12U Lady Pirates 9, Falls Fusion-Marr 0

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12U Lady Pirates 15, Silverstorm-Leventes 0

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10U Silver Bracket

championship

(#8) Falls Fusion-Nash 15, 10U Lady Pirates 2

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(#10) 10U Lady Pirates 8, MT Wildfire 7 (semi)

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(#10) 10U Lady Pirates 18, Falls Fusion-Beisacker 11

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Emeralds-Grady 25, 10U Lady Pirates 0

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Havre 14, 10U Lady Pirates 5

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10U Frtwn Fury 23, Lady Pirates 3

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Arlee’s Jerny Crawford smacked 11 hits over the course of a quartet of softball games played in Frenchtown this past Saturday. That performance included a trio of extra base doubles as well as a half dozen RBIs. Sister Rheid hit a cumulative four

Jerny Crawford: 11-15, 3(2B), 6RBI, .733avg; Rheid Crawford: 4-13, 2B, 2RBI, .308avg

2020 Montana League

Frenchtown Fields

Sa.-Su., June 20-21

18U Fury 3, Avs-Ries 2

Missoula 000 000 2 – 2 8 2

Frenchtown 200 010 x – 3 7 0

Kendra Jacobs (1IP: 1K,2W), (2) Chloe Flerchinger (9K,1HB) and Emma Ries. Claire Bagnell (6K,1W) and Toni Beatty.

16U MT AVALANCHE-RIES – Jerny Crawford 1-3, Haley Wolsky 0-3(FC), Rheid Crawford 1-3(2B,R), Alex Bloomgren 2-3, Jacobs 1-3, Flerchinger 2-3, Mya Boos 1-3.

18U FRENCHTOWN FURY – Shelby Miotke 1-1, Cl.Bagnell 1-2, Madison LaTray 2-2, Lindsey Knight 1-2, Junea Ashby 1-2, Chloe Long 1-2.

RBIs – Bloomgren 2; Sadie Smith, LaTray, Knight. BB – Maddie Sims; Cass Bagnell, Miotke. HB – Maddie Eggers. (Sa20Jun20)

Avs-Ries 7, 18U MT Synergy 1

Livingston 000 100 – 1 4 1

Missoula 100 024 – 7 10 0

Kendra Jacobs (7K) and Alex Bloomgren. Skylar Higgs, (2) Ava Malone and Gracie Fleming.

18U MT SYNERGY – Fleming 2-3, Higgs 1-3(2B,RBI).

16U MT AVALANCHE-RIES – Jerny Crawford 3-4(2B,R), Rheid Crawford 0-3(RBI)

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Avs-Ries 19, MC Magic 1

Missoula 314 317 – 19 21 0

Butte 000 010 – 1 4 1

Kendra Jacobs (5K,0W) and J.Crawford, (3) Alex Bloomgren. Maddie and Cadence

16U MT AVALANCHE-RIES – Jerny Crawford 4-5(2B,4RBI,3R), Rheid Crawford 3-4(RBI,ROE,3R)

18U MINING CITY MAGIC –

HR – Mya Boos. RBIs – Bloomgren, Boos 3, Adele Didriksen 2, Chloe Flerchinger, Jacobs 2, Emma Ries 3, Haley Wolsky; Mia K.

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Avs-Ries 14, MV Velocity 1

Missoula 158 – 14 15 2

Mission Valley 001 – 1 3 4

Chloe Floerchinger and Emma Ries. Shyanne Reum, (1) Liev Smith (1.33IP: 8H,1W) and L.Smith, (1) Regan Clairmont. LP – Reum.

16U MT AVALANCHE-RIES – Jerny Crawford 3-3(2B,2RBI,2R), Rheid Crawford 0-3(FC,R)

18U MISSION VALLEY VELOCITY – Reum 0-2(ROE), Madison Clairmont 1-1, Hayleigh Smith 1-1(3B,R), Katelyn Young 1-1(RBI)

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MV Velocity 16U Fury

18U Fury, MV Velocity

Kalispell Emeralds 15, 14U Sparks-Berning 9

16U Frenchtown Fury 14, 14U Sparks-Berning 3

14U Sparks-Berning 20, Helena Silverstorm 9

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12U Polson's Sammy Rensvold throws a pitch at the Fall Fusion Classic softball tournament June 19-21. (Bob Gunderson photo)

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16U Polson's Anna Vert is safe at home at the Fall Fusion Classic softball tournament June 19-21. (Bob Gunderson photo)

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16U Polson's Josie Caye tags a runner out at the Fall Fusion Classic softball tournament June 19-21. (Bob Gunderson photo)

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16U Polson's Kobbey Smith hits a home run at the Fall Fusion Classic softball tournament June 19-21. (Bob Gunderson photo)

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16U Polson's Mossy Kauley is safe as she slides into home at the Fall Fusion Classic softball tournament June 19-21. (Bob Gunderson photo)