GREAT FALLS — Great Falls CMR honored seven senior softball players prior to the first pitch against Belgrade on Thurday, but it was the Panthers who were celebrating when it was all said and done with a 2-1 victory.
It was a scoreless game through the first three innings, but Olivia Mills put Belgrade on the board with an RBI at the top of the fourth. The Rustlers evened the score in the fifth when Kadence Taylor cranked a deep ball to right field for an RBI double.
Belgrade reclaimed the lead in the in the sixth on a sacrifice fly from Tara Osler that allowed Abbie Morin to cross home plate.
The Rustlers had a chance in the bottom of the sixth with the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at second but were unable to capitalize. In the seventh, CMR was able to put the tying run at second, but a fly ball to center field resulted in the final out as Belgrade improved its winning streak to five in a row.