Libby wins before rain suspends State A

May 25—BELGRADE — Rain halted proceedings at the State A softball tournament Thursday, leaving Libby, Columbia Falls and Polson to make up time on Friday.

Play was halted by rain and lighting at roughly 4:30; Columbia Falls (21-3) was scheduled to play Hamilton (17-8) and Polson was to battle Laurel at 5 p.m.

At 6:40 p.m. MHSA officials suspended play until 9 a.m. Friday.

Libby (14-11) opened the tournament with an 8-6 win over Lewistown, and had begun its 3 p.m. game against Havre (19-4).

That game was suspended with Libby, the "road team." up 2-0 going to the bottom of the second inning.

Libby 8, Lewistown 6

Mackenzie Foss continues to rake, hitting a solo homer in Libby's two-run first inning, and finishing with three hits and three runs scored.

Peyton Waggoner's two-run triple in the third inning put the Loggers ahead 4-1, and she came in on Lyndee McElmurry's double to make it 5-1.

A 2-run double by the Eagles' Emily Morris cut Libby's lead to 5-4 in the fourth, but the Loggers answered: Phoenix hit a two-run single and Waggoner had another RBI base hit to push the gap back to 8-4.

Foss and Paisley MacDonald split the pitching, combining for eight strikeouts.

Lewistown 001 300 2 — 6 8 0

Libby 203 300 x — 8 14 0

K Southworth, Kayla Jensen (4) and n/a. Mackenzie Foss, Paislee MacDonald (4) and Kinzee Boehmler.

LEWISTOWN — Kiya Foran 1-3, Eliazar Southard 0-3, Jaden Martin 0-2, Kylie Moline 2-4, K Southworth 2-4, Regan Comes 1-3, Emily Morris 2-3, K Southworth 0-1, A. Dubbs 0-2, Ruth Long 0-1, Avery Sparks 0-0.

LIBBY — MacDonald 2-4, Boehmler 0-2, Foss 3-4, Jossalyn White 2-4, Phoenix Vincent 1-3, Jaycee Wilson 0-1, Peyton Waggoner 3-3, Lyndee McElmurry 3-4, Madison Vincent 0-2.

2B — Foran, K Southworth, Morris, McElmurry 2, MacDonald. 3B — Waggoner. HR — Foss.

RBIs — Morris 2, Foran, K Southworth, Waggoner 3, P.Vincent 2, Foss, McElmurry.