BUTTE — What was a quiet game opened up late at Stodden Park in Butte on Saturday, as a triple from Hamilton’s Caitlin Dillon broke a 2-2 en route to a 6-3 victory.

The Broncs’ Hayley Hudgins added some insurance for the visitors, blasting a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Hudgins and Abby Johnson each drove in two runs to pace Hamilton’s offensive attack. Johnson opened up the scoring with a two-run single in the first inning.

Kloie Thatcher led the way for the Maroons, going 2-for-3 at the plate and scoring a run, while striking out a game-high eight batters on the mound.

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Both Thatcher and Hamilton’s Sky Lopez both tossed complete games. Lopez struck out five batters while giving up three runs.

The Broncs improve to 13-1 on the season with the win, while the loss puts Butte Central a game under .500 at 7-8 and snaps a three-game winning streak.

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