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Lady Pirates plunder Maidens

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RONAN — On Tuesday, May 17, the Polson Lady Pirates opened the final week of the regular season with a 15-0 shut out road win over cross county and Northwestern A rivals Ronan Maidens.

In five innings of work, Katelyne Druyvestein picked up the win for the Lady Pirates, holding the Maiden offense to just a single hit while walking one and striking out 11. Battling in the circle for Ronan, Kiara Sherman allowed 15 runs on 17 hits, walked three, and struck out two.

Turquoise Pierre led the Lady Pirates at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two singles, an out of the park home run, and four RBIs. 

Lady Pirate Carli Maley booked two doubles and three RBIs, followed by Mckenna Hanson with two doubles and two RBIs.

Also for the Lady Pirates, Avery Starr posted two singles, a double, and two RBIs.

Ashlee Welker was the lone Maiden with a hit on the day.

The Lady Pirates closed out the week with a 10-7 home win over the Libby Lady Loggers on Friday, and a 5-4 road loss to the Columbia Falls Wildkats on Saturday.

Against the Lady Loggers, Lady Pirate batters collected 10 runs on six hits and stole eight bases.

Druyveistein went the distance for the win, striking out four and allowing seven runs on 11 hits.

Columbia Falls on Saturday, for a second time this season, defeated Polson.

The Wildkat pitching staff stifled the Lady Pirate batters, allowing only six hits on the day. From the circle for the Lady Pirates, Druyvestein walked five, struck out six, and allowed five runs on four hits.

The Lady Pirates finished the season with a 6-2 conference record and a 16-6 overall season record, while the Maidens wrapped up conference play with a 3-5 record and an overall mark of 11-11.

Both teams have qualified for the State A Softball Tournament, which begins Thursday in Hamilton.

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