BILLINGS – Trailing 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday, Billings Senior’s Cassidy Venner fended off nearly a dozen Kinzee Koch pitches. Then she delivered.
Venner singled home the go-ahead run with a drive to right-center field that scored a pair and gave the Broncs a 3-2 lead they would never relinquish.
Ellie Ostermiller knocked in two more moments later on a high fly ball that landed just out of reach down the right-field line.
Ostermiller earned the win for Senior, throwing seven complete innings with five strikeouts.
Lauren Blaschak belted a two-run homer for West in the top of the third inning for a 2-1 lead that held into the fifth. Blaschak, Koch and Madisen Dahlquist turned in the only base hits for West, each with one.