Spring Sports Start Slow
Scotties Drop First Softball Game vs. Lewistown
April 4, 2018
Once again, Northeast Montana's unpredictable, yet typical, weather has slowed the start of the spring sports season. Severe weather and heavy snowfall has been a factor in the postponement and cancellation of several spring events.
Shelby's golf invitational scheduled for March 23 and the Scottie Softball Red and White Game scheduled for March 27 were both cancelled due to inclement weather.
Glasgow's popular invitational track meet was originally scheduled for March 29, but had to be rescheduled due to poor venue conditions and will now be held at Scottie Field Saturday, April 28.
The Scotties were scheduled to be in Glendive April 3 for softball, but that game was postponed until a later date, and the Nashua Invitational track meet scheduled to be held in Glasgow on Saturday, April 7 was cancelled. As of press time, the Scottie track and field team has the option of traveling to Frenchtown for their first competition on Saturday, April 7.
Despite the threat of poor weather, the Scottie softball team was able to travel to Lewistown March 29 for their season opener.
While the weather cooperated enough for the girls to play, they were unable to get their bats warmed up and lost 17-5 to the Fergus Golden Eagles in five innings.
Senior Ashtyn Myrick worked the mound and sophomore Laura Ross was behind the plate. Myrick finished the five-inning game with six strike-outs, and hit a double in her second at-bat.
Senior Kennedy Schmidt led the team in stolen bases with four, and she hit a single in each of her appearances at the plate.
Freshman Davyn Myrick had the play of the game for the Scotties with a three-run homer in the third inning. In her first at-bat of the game, she also recorded a single.
The Lady Scotties are scheduled to take on Havre at home on Monday, April 9. The Scottie golfers will be on the road to Shelby on Friday, April 13, and Conrad on Saturday, April 14. Glasgow will host the Scottie Qualifier track meet on Monday, April 16.