By Gwendolyne Honrud
The Courier 

Scottie Softball Season Ends in Billings


Gwendolyne Honrud / The Courier

Brielle Partridge connects during the Scotties' May 9 shutout 11-0 victory over the Sidney Eagles.

Glasgow's 2023 softball season concluded at the Eastern B/C Softball Divisional Tournament in Billings this past week. The Scotties went 1-3 in their final outing, ending the year with a 10-13 overall record.

In the first round of the bracket Thursday morning, Glasgow faced Conrad. The Scotties took the CowDawgs to seven innings but a five-run inning by Conrad ended the game with Glasgow down 8-3. The loss bumped the Scotties to the back side of the bracket where they faced Shelby that afternoon. Glasgow chased the Coyotes off the field in three innings for a 21-0 win.

With a win keeping postseason hopes alive, the Scotties faced Huntley Project Friday morning. The Red Devils shut Glasgow over six innings while racking up 11 runs to end the Scotties' season.

Glasgow started the tournament strong with a 1-0 lead over Conrad at the end of the first inning. They held the CowDawgs off the scoreboard until the top of the third when Conrad took the lead on three runs. Both teams posted goose eggs in the fourth. Glasgow tied the game in the bottom of the fifth when Brielle Partridge singled and sent two runners home.

Neither team added a run in the sixth before Conrad took the game as five CowDawgs crossed the plate in the top of the seventh. Conrad held Glasgow off the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning for the Scotties' first loss of the tournament.

Daley Aune spent seven innings in the pitcher's circle for Glasgow. She allowed five earned runs on 11 hits while striking out four CowDawgs. Partridge had one hit and sent Aune and Ashlee Meland home. Aune added a double to the stats sheet while Meland connected once at bat.

The Scotties rebounded in dramatic fashion Thursday afternoon with a thorough trouncing of the Coyotes. Neither team lit up the scoreboard in the first but Glasgow made up for that in the top of the second with 17 runs. The Scotties added four runs in the third to cement their victory.

Partridge pitched the one-hit shut out and struck out five Coyotes. On the other side of the plate she had three hits, two RBIs and scored twice.

Aune doubled on one of her two hits, sent three runners home and scored once. Both Carly Nelson and Berkley Hillman added two hits, three RBIs and scored twice. Alexis Murdock drilled a triple with three RBIs and crossed the plate twice. Tatum Nyquist connected once at the plate, had two RBIs and scored twice. Stevie Hartwell connected once at bat with an RBI and two runs.

Meland and Martin each put up an RBI and crossed the plate twice. Riley Clampitt scored once and sent a teammate across the plate while Brynn Donaldson added an RBI. Ella Eggebrecht, Tessa Miller and Halle Hunter scored one run a piece.

The win advanced the Scotties to a Friday morning game against Huntley Project. The Red Devils claimed a 2-0 lead in the first and built on it throughout the game while keeping Glasgow off the scoreboard. Huntley Project scored three more times in the top of the second, added four runs in the fourth and sealed the win after sending two runners home in the sixth.

Aune took the loss for Glasgow, going the first three and two-thirds innings. She gave up five hits and five earned runs with two strikeouts. Meland came in relief, giving up three hits with two earned runs and one strikeout in two and one-third innings. Meland and Nelson each put a hit on the stats sheet.

Aune led the Scotties on the season with a .427 batting average. Hillman came in at .420 while Murdock put up a .381 batting average. Aune also led in hits with 32 and home runs with four. Hartwell had 24 hits on the season followed by Partridge with 23, Meland 22, with Nelson and Hillman notching 21 each. Hartwell added a home run.

Nyquist sent 29 runners home over the season. Aune added 27 RBIs, Hartwell 25 and Nelson 23. Meland and Aune both scored 30 time this season while Hartwell scored 24 times, Nyquist 21 and Martin 20. Aune led in stolen bases with 16 while Meland stole 12 and Martin nine bases.

The Scotties lose Partridge, Murdock, Meland, Aune, Hartwell and Nelson to graduation this year but Head Coach Robert Martin looks to return a full roster next year.


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