HELENA — In a Western AA softball doubleheader featuring the Helena schools and Missoula schools, Helena Capital fared the best, beating Missoula Big Sky 15-0 and Sentinel 2-1. Across town, Helena High failed to generate any offense in Game 1, losing to Sentinel 9-0, but then exploded to win by 23 against Missoula Big Sky.
Capital put the opening game of its doubleheader out of Big Sky’s reach, scoring 12 runs in the first inning, while Helena High struggled mightily, only getting two hits en route to the 9-0 loss to Missoula Sentinel.
In Game 2, Capital’s Nicole Ames dominated a Missoula Sentinel team that had just put up nine runs a few hours prior, pitching a one-run complete game where she struck out 10 batters and walked none.
Across town, Helena High put up 23 runs, including a 16-run fourth inning, on its way to a 23-0 win over Missoula Big Sky.
All four teams will be back in action on May 7, with Helena Capital and Helena High meeting in a crosstown clash.
Monday Class AA softball scores
Helena Capital 15, Missoula Big Sky 0
Helena Capital 2, Missoula Sentinel 1
Missoula Sentinel 9, Helena High 0
Helena High 23, Missoula Big Sky 0 (5 innings)