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State B-C Softball: Missoula Loyola upsets Shepherd, Florence dominates

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Posted at 11:07 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 21:18:13-04

BELGRADE – The State Class B-C softball tournament kicked off with eight teams on Thursday afternoon at the Belgrade Softball Complex. Florence, the top seed in the West scored a 13-3 win over Cut Bank.

Meanwhile, after starting the game down 6-1 to Plains-Hot Springs, Huntley Project stuck with it and completed the comeback, defeating the Trotters 10-7.

In the late afternoon games, Eureka defeated Great Falls Central in the opening round 5-4. But the game of the day had to be Missoula Loyola against top-seeded Shepherd. The Breakers pulled off a big upset as the No. 4 seed, defeating Shepherd 8-7. Loyola was the only lower-ranked seed to win in the opening round.

The tournament is double-elimination, so every team still has a shot at the title. Play resumes Friday at 10 a.m.