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Lady Pirates rebound from season's first loss

by SCOT HEISEL
Lake County Leader | May 11, 2021 2:30 PM

Two days after experiencing their first loss of the season, an 8-7 game at Class AA Glacier on May 21, the Lady Pirates softball team bounced back with a resounding win at home over Class AA Flathead two days later.

Lexy Orien went 3 for 4 from the plate and abruptly ended the game with a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Polson (13-1-1) a 10-0 win.

Katelyne Druyvestein struck out eight and allowed just one hit on her way to another win. She also had a pair of hits, including a double, and drove in three runs.

Mckenna Hanson went 2 for 3, as did Jaivin Bad Bear. Kobbey Smith hit a two-run double.

The relatively easy victory came on the heels of a tough loss at Kalispell, where the Lady Pirates rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth but came up a run short.

Josie Caye and Kobbey Smith singled to open the seventh. SaVanna Carpentier drew a walk with two out to load the bases, and Mckenna Hanson followed with a grand slam to close the gap to a single run. But that would be as close as the Lady Pirates could get.

Glacier pounded out six hits in four innings against Druyvestein, who also struck out five. Turquoise Pierre relieved Druyvestein in the fifth and pitched two no-hit frames while striking out two.

Polson 10, Flathead 0

Kalispell 000 00 – 0 1 3

Polson 620 02 – 10 11 0

Katelyne Druyvestein (8K,1W) and Lexy Orien. Karissa Comer and Laynee Vesser. W – Druyvestein (12-1-1). L – Comer (0-8).

KALISPELL FLATHEAD – Macy Craver 0-2, Vesser 0-2, Alyssa Calwalader 0-2, Brianna Morales 0-2, Ilyssa Centner 1-2, Comber 0-1, Kaidyn Lake 0-2, Kyrah Farrington 0-1, Ellie Eve 0-1, Alyssa Poe-Hatten 0-1.

POLSON – Josie Caye 1-4, Druyvestein 2-4, Kobbey Smith 0-3, Orien 3-4, Mckenna Hanson 2-3, Mossy Kauley 1-3, Turquoise Pierre 0-2, Jaivin Bad Bear 2-3, Nikki Kendall 0-1, (cr) Lexi Johnson.

HR – Orien. RBIs – Caye 2, Ko.Smith, Orien 3, Pierre 2, Bad Bear 2. BB – Comer; Pierre, Kendall, Ko.Smith.

Glacier 8, Polson 7

Polson 030 000 4 – 7 8 2

Glacier 140 300 x – 8 6 2

Kynzie Mohl (1.1 IP:1K,3H,0W), (2) Ella Farrell (5.2 IP;11K,4H,3W) and Halle Schroeder, (2) Mohl. Katelyne Druyvestein (4IP:5K,6H,5W), (5) Turquoise Pierre (2IP:2K,0H,1W) and Lexy Orien. W – Farrell (8-2). L – Druyvestein (11-1-1).

POLSON – Josie Caye 1-4, Druyvestein 1-3, Kobbey Smith 1-4, Orien 0-4, SaVanna Carpentier 0-3, Mckenna Hanson 3-4, Mossy Kauley 0-4, Turquoise Pierre 1-3, Anna Vert 1-2, (cr): Nikki Kendall, Jaivin Bad Bear.

GLACIER – Kenna Vanorny 1-3, Mohl 2-4, Sammie Labrum 2-3, Kenadie Goudette 0-4, Farrell 0-3, Schroeder 0-1, Emma Cooke 0-2, Teagan Powell 0-1, Zoey Allen 0-1, Alli Kernan 1-3.

HRgs – Hanson. 2B – Hanson; Mohl, S.Labrum 2. RBIs – Caye, Hanson 4, Vert; Vanorny, Mohl 3, S.Labrum 3, SF--Sami Labrum. BB – Druyvestein, Vert, Carpentier; Vanorny, Powell 2, Farrell, Cooke, Schroeder. HB – Schroeder.

Polson 16, Browning 0

Polson 754 00 – 16 5 1

Browning 000 00 – 0 2 3

Susan Connelly and Kalcie Connelly. Turquoise Pierre (6K,0W,4A) and Lexy Orien. W – Pierre (1-0).

POLSON – Josie Caye 1-1, Druyvestein 1-2, Kobbey Smith 1-3, Orien 0-2, Mckenna Hanson 0-0, Mossy Kauley 0-1, Pierre 1-1, Jaivin Bad Bear 1-2, Nikki Kendall 0-0, (cr) Lexi Johnson.

BROWNING – Katelyn Evans 0-2, Brooke Blue 0-2, Gianna Vickers 1-2, Hailie Higgins 0-2, Breanna Polk 1-2, MaggieJo Matt 0-1, Emily Williams 0-1, S.Connelly 0-2, K.Connelly 0-1, Paris Vaile 0-1.

2B – Caye, Druyvestein, Ko.Smith; Vickers. RBIs – Caye, Druyvestein 3, Ko.Smith 2, Pierre 3, Bad Bear. BB – Caye 2, Druyvestein 2, Orien 2, Hanson 4, Kauley 3, Pierre 3, Bad Bear, Kendall 3. HB – Caye, Ko.Smith.

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McKenna Hanson prepares for a pitch against Flathead. (Scot Heisel/Lake County Leader)

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Polson's Lexy Orien takes a swing during the Lady Pirates' home game against Flathead. (Scot Heisel/Lake County Leader)

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Katelynn Druyvestein struck out eight and allowed one hit in five innings against Flathead. (Scot Heisel/Lake County Leader)

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Polson shortstop Josie Caye makes a throw to first base against Flathead. (Courtesy of Bob Gunderson)