GREAT FALLS — Great Falls High and Great Falls CMR each beat Missoula Sentinel in Class AA softball games Thursday.
The Rustlers secured a 7-6 comeback win on a walk-off RBI single from Kadence Taylor. The Spartans lead 4-0 through the first five and a half innings before the Rustlers put a run on the board in the fifth.
CMR added on four more runs in the sixth sinning to take a 5-4 lead heading into the top of the 7th. The Spartans responded by evening the score at 5 before a Haley Seller RBI single that put them back on top 6-5.
The Rustlers' Julia Bushard delivered at the plate by sending a line drive into the outfield as Jenna Ectheberry crossed home plate to even the score back at 6. With one out on the board and the winning run at second, Kadence Taylor drove it out to left field for a walk off RBI single to take down the Spartans.
The Spartans walked one field over to take on the Bison in hopes of gaining a road split. In the top of the second, Charlee Hoover hit a two run blast off Tehneson Ehnes to go ahead 2-0. But the Bison put up 4 runs in the bottom half of that inning to take a 4-2 lead.
Sentinel reclaimed the lead in the third by tallying 3 runs, but it was the last lead they would see for the day. The Bison sent hit two homers in the third, and added on three more runs in the fourth on their way to a 10-6 victory.