The Cut Bank Lady Wolves softball team went 5-1 last weekend in Glasgow including three conference wins to push them up to number two in the Eastern Division standings with a 6-2 conference record. A week after struggling to get things going offensively, the Lady Wolves wasted little time demonstrating their prowess in the batter’s box, having two games that each featured three homeruns.
Cut Bank opened last weekend with a conference tilt against Shepherd and after falling behind 1-0 after the first inning the Lady Wolves put up five runs in the second inning and added nine to their total in the third to take a 14-1 lead. The local diamond dwellers ended the game after four innings with a 16-1 victory. The game was highlighted by back-to-back-to-back homeruns from Hannah Fetters, Sam Burke and Jada Doore.
Fetters went 3-4 from the plate with a triple and a double to go with her homerun and the junior led the squad with six RBIs. Doore was a perfect 3-3 from the plate with a double while Sienna Spotted Bear also went 3-3 with a trio of singles and two RBI’s. Jazmine Spotted Bear picked up two hits and three RBIs while Sarah McDonough went 3-4 with two RBIs.
Jazmine Spotted Bear pitched all four innings and struck out eight Shepherd batters.
Cut Bank then took on Columbus and won a tight 10-8 contest that went all seven innings. Fetters and Burke were joined this time by Jazmine Spotted Bear in the home run department as the trio led the Lady Wolves from the plate. Burke went 3-4 from the plate in the game and tallied four RBIs while Doore, Camille Bradley and Sadie Pepion also recorded hits.
Jazmine Spotted Bear was in the circle and went the distance for the Lady Wolves, giving up 10 hits and four earned runs while striking out four batters.
Cut Bank closed out their conference games on the weekend on Saturday with a tight 9-8 victory over Glasgow in seven innings. Cut Bank led 5-1 after two innings but Glasgow rallied to pull within 8-7 after the sixth before the Lady Wolves closed out the game. Cut Bank recorded 11 hits in the contest led by McDonough, Burke and Sienna Spotted Bear with two each.
Jazmine Spotted Bear pitched the opening two innings and struck out five batters while not allowing a hit. Burke came on in relief and allowed six hits to go along with four strikeouts and seven walks.
Cut Bank also played a non-conference varsity game against Conrad and two JV games against Shelby and Shepherd.
Against Conrad the Lady Wolves won 12-8 in a contest that saw 17 players see action.
Doore hit her second homerun of the weekend to lead the offense while Pepion, Sienna Spotted Bear, Burke, Shelby Big Spring, Mariah Wahl and Fetters each recorded hits.
Cut Bank’s JV squad took down Shelby’s varsity team 7-5. Bradley pitched three innings in the win, giving up two hits and one earned run while striking out three Coyote batters. Sienna Spotted Bear pitched the final inning and gave up two hits and two earned runs while striking out two batters.
Bradley, Tayleigh Running Fisher, Aryana Black and Wahl each recorded hits in the win.
The JV team suffered the only loss of the weekend as they fell 9-8 to Shepherd in six innings. Cut Bank recorded eight hits in the win led by doubles from Burke, Bizzy Whitford, Sydnei Littrell and Running Fisher. Bradley and Sienna Spotted Bear also tallied a hit on the day.
Burke pitched all six innings and gave up seven hits and one earned run while striking out four batters in the loss.
The Lady Wolves close out the regular season this weekend in Havre before the Eastern Divisional Tournament in Billings next week.