Girls crush Bulldogs in home opener doubleheader

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Ryley Kehr with a big swing against Whitefish last week.

Columbia Falls walloped Whitefish in a doubleheader at home last Thursday, beating the Bulldogs 16-1 in the opener and 20-0 in the nightcap.

The Kats racked up 15 hits in the first game and 17 in the second. Sydney Hovde hit a homer in the nightcap. KJ Schweikert started on the mound and Savvy Ellis came in on relief to hold Whitefish to three hits. The two combined to no-hit the Bulldogs in the nightcap.

The hapless Bulldogs had 11 errors over the two games.

Coach Dave Kehr played a mix of varsity and junior varsity players in both games. The Wildkats are now 2-2 in conference play and 10-5 overall as their batting improves as the season progresses.

On Monday, the girls lost to AA Glacier, 2-1 in a game that came down to Glacier’s final at-bat.

Glacier’s Anna Schrade hit a walk-off triple to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning to win it.

Game 1

C. Falls 0(15)1 — 16 15 0

Whitefish 100 — 1 3 5

KJ Schweikert, Savvy Ellis (3) and Hannah Freeman, Cadie Murray (3); Lauren McDonald and Mary Akey. W — Schweikert. L — McDonald.

COLUMBIA FALLS — Kaylee Ash 1-2, Peyton Kehr 1-3, Murray 1-1, Schweikert 1-2, Ellis 1-1, Syd Hovde 1-3, Trista Cowan 3-3, Raychel Hoerner 0-1, Freeman 1-2, Ryley Kehr 2-2, Torri Brisco 2-2, Kennedy Payne 1-1.

WHITEFISH — Abbygale Carson 0-1, Isabelle Klempel 1-2, Amara McDaniel 1-1, Baileigh Krause 0-1, Becca Catina 1-1, McDonald 0-1, Akey 0-2, Zoe Dugan 0-0, Bailey Smith 0-1.

2B—P. Kehr, Hovde, Cowan, Freeman; RBIs—Ash (2), Murray, Hovde (2), Cowan, Freeman, R. Kehr; Catina.

Game 2

Whitefish 000 00 — 0 0 6

C.Falls 1(11)2 6x — 20 17 1

McDonald and Akey; Ellis, Schweikert (3) and Murray. W — Ellis. L — McDonald.

COLUMBIA FALLS — Payne 0-1, Ash 1-2, Freeman 1-3, Cowan 1-2, Hovde 2-3, P. Kehr 0-2, Murray 1-3, R. Kehr 3-3, Hoerner 2-4, Brisco 0-2, Brayden Carpenter 2-3, Ellis 2-2, Schweikert 2-2.

WHITEFISH —Carson 0-2, Klempel 0-2, McDaniel 0-2, Krause 0-2, Catina 0-1, McDonald 0-2, Akey 0-2, Dugan 0-1, Smith 0-1.

2B—Ash, Freeman, Hovde, Murray, Carpenter, Ellis, Schweikert; HR—Hovde; RBIs—Payne, Ash, Freeman, Hovde, R. Kehr (3), Hoerner, Carpenter, Ellis (2), Schweikert (2).

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