Polson runner-up at state A softball

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POLSON — The Polson Pirates are the Class A state softball runner-up after losing 11-1 to the back-to-back winner Belgrade Panthers in the championship on Saturday at Polson Softball Complex on Saturday.

Polson beat Frenchtown 7-6 and Hamilton 6-2 in loser-out play to earn a spot in the title game.

Hamilton beat Polson 2-1 on Friday in second round play, which sent the Pirates to the loser-out bracket.

Polson had three hits on the day as the Pirate batters were stymied by Belgrade pitcher Erin Elgas, the tournament MVP.

Lexy Orien, Kallie Finkbeiner and Katelyne Druyvestein each had one hit for the Pirates.

Druyvestein had Polson’s only RBI.

Belgrade scored seven runs in the second inning of the championship game and capped it off with four runs in the fifth.

Olivia Cook homered for the Panthers.

Pirates Lauren Vergeront, Kaylanna DesJarlais and Josie Caye were named to the 2019 All-Tournament team. Kobbey Smith and Orien were honorable mention all tournament selections.

State A Softball

at Polson Softball Complex, Polson

Loser Out

Polson 7, Frenchtown 6

Frenchtown 002 000 40 — 6 12 2

Polson 120 020 11 — 7 13 0

WP — Lauren Vergeront, Katelyne Druyvestein (6).

LP — Claire Bagnell.

FRENCHTOWN — Cassidy Bagnell 3-4, Mikaela Field 1-5, Layne Bauer 1-5, Taylor Garren 2-4, Charity Rebich 0-0, Cassidy Moen 2-3, Bagnell 1-2, Hailey Arthur 2-4, Hallie Habeck 0-4, Kendra Williams 0-3.

POLSON — Josie Caye 2-3, Kaylanna DesJarlais 2-4, Paige Noyes 1-4, Lexy Orien 2-3, Savanna Carpentier 0-4, Vergeront 2-2, Druyvestein 0-2, Kobbey Smith 2-4, Lisa Costilla 1-3, Kallie Finkbeiner 1-3, Shaely Brown 0-0, Anna Vert 0-0.

2B — Bagnell, Bauer; Caye, Orien; HR — DesJarlais, Smith, Costilla; RBI — Arthur (2), Bagnell, Bauer, Garren (2); Caye, DesJarlais, Orien, Smith, Costilla (2).

Third Place Game

Polson 6, Hamilton 2

Hamilton 100 010 0 — 2 5 3

Polson 201 012 x — 6 7 1

WP — Katelyne Druyvestein, Lauren Vergeront (5).

LP — Jorden Taggart.

HAMILTON — Sophia Doyle 2-4, Abby Johnson 0-2, Mikayln Brickley 0-3, Taggart 0-3, Haley Frey 0-2, Maggie Ringer 0-2, Chantele Sisson 0-3, Olivia Zepeda 2-3, Phoebe Howard 0-1, Maria Gutierrez 0-1, Madison Johnson 0-0.

POLSON — Josie Caye 1-3, Kaylanna DesJarlais 2-3; Paige Noyes 2-3, Lexy Orien 0-3, Savanna Carpentier 0-3, Vergeront 1-3, Kobbey Smith 2-3, Lisa Costilla 0-2, Grace Quinones 0-1, Shaely Brown 0-0, Anna Vert 0-0.

HR — Caye, DesJarlais; RBI — Ringer; Caye, DesJarlais, Orien (2), Vergeront, Smith.

Championship

Belgrade 11, Polson 1

Polson 000 10 — 1 3 3

Belgrade 070 04 — 11 13 2

WP — Erin Elgas.

LP — Lauren Vergeront, Katelyne Druyvestein (3).

BELGRADE — Kenna Thomas 2-2, Kaleigh Bauerle 0-1, Madigen Tomasetti 1-1, Sheridan Smith 0-1, Madi Kreiger 2-3, Olivia Cook 2-4, Lanie Morgan 2-3, Hazel Eaton 2-3, Ellie Milesnick 0-2, Haylee Curry1-3, Kamie Gorrell 1-3, Tyclee Bowler 0-0.

POLSON — Josie Caye 0-2, Kaylanna DesJarlais 0-3, Paige Noyes 0-2, Lexy Orien 1-2, Savanna Carpentier 0-2, Vergeront 0-1, Kobbey Smith 0-2, Lisa Costilla 0-2, Kallie Finkbeiner 1-2, Shaely Brown 0-0, Druyvestein 1-1.

2B — Morgan; HR — Cook; RBI — Cook (3), Gorrell, Kreiger, Morgan, Thomas, Tomasetti (2); Druyvestein.

2019 State A Softball All-Tournament Team

Erin Elgas (p), Belgrade (MVP)

Olivia Cook (if), Belgrade

Madi Krieger (of), Belgrade

Lanie Morgan (if), Belgrade

Lauren Vergeront (p), Polson

Kaylanna DesJarlais (c), Polson

Josie Caye (ss), Polson

Jorden Taggart (p), Hamilton

Sophia Doyle (if), Hamilton

Claire Bagnell (p), Frenchtown

Honorable mention: Belgrade (Kamie Gorrell, Ellie Milesnick), Polson (Lexy Orien, Kobbey Smith), Hamilton (Mikalyn Brickley).

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