GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls High and CMR softball teams met for the first time this year on Tuesday. On a day filled with numerous fielding errors by the Rustlers, the Bison took advantage in a 10-0 shutout in five innings due to the mercy rule. It’s Great Falls High’s first victory over its crosstown rival since May of 2016.
“It feels great. I mean, the girls have been playing tough, defense has been tough, our pitching’s been really well. Erin (Hocker) threw real well (Tuesday),” said Bison head coach Mike Coleman. “We didn’t hit the ball real well, but we moved it and they made some mistakes and that helped. Plus base running, we had some good base running. I’m just happy, I’m glad the girls did well.”
“It’s just like any other game except for that it’s crosstown, and we have to take it one game at a time,” said Bison junior centerfielder Sarah Conway. “But next is (Helena) Capital and they’re one of our biggest competitions.”
That game against Capital will be a big one in Great Falls on Thursday, with both teams still being undefeated and leading their respective divisions. The game is slated to start at 4 p.m.