Northwest Energy edges Chinook for B-League crown
B-League Champions Northwest Energy: Back row, from left to right, coach Jason McDonald, Mystic Farinas, Katie Donaldson, Ryen Olson, Jacey McDonald, Jaycee Schlotfeldt, Abby Corcoran and coach Matt Corcoran. Front row, from left to right, Abbey Morse, Jessica Azure, Neveah Pourier, Quinn McDonald, Jaycelyn Hassa, Tymarie Hewitt, Ashlin Kirn and Janaae Boles.
B-League Runner's-up Chinook: Back row, from left to right, Caitlyn Terry, Rachel Gunderson, Carrie Hofer, Cristen Fiede, Abigairl Ellison, Siera Swank and Hailey McMaster. Front row, from left to right, Allyssa Schoen, Jayden Miller, Raynee Hasler, Birginia Haver, Isabella Ellison, Jade Cecrle, Olivia Ellison and Kendra McMaster.
NW Energy's Ryen Olson throws to first during the Havre Girls Fastpitch B-League championship game last Thursday night at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field in Havre.
The B League softball tournament had a lot of talented players and squads this year, but the North Western Energy squad proved to be just a little bit tougher than the rest of the field last week.
Thursday the B League softball tournament championship was played at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field in Havre. And while Chinook came on strong lat
Chinook's Olivia Ellison takes a swing during last Thursday night's Havre Girls Faspitch Association B-League city championship game in Havre. Chinook fell to champion Northwest Energy in the title game at Sixth Avenue Memorial Field.
e in the tournament to make the title game, they couldn't quite matchup with the North Western Energy (NWE) team that took it all this year. NWE defeated Chinook 9-1 to claim the No. 1 spot this season.
And it didn't take long at all, for NWE to take control of the ballgame.
In the bottom of the first inning NWE found themselves leading 5-0 on four hits and two Chinook errors. Jaycee Schlotfeldt, Ryen Olson and Jaycelyn Hassa all had an RBI single in the inning, while Mystic Farinas scored on an error, and Hassa also scored on a wild pitch.
The big first inning gave NWE the lead and control of the game, but they also added two runs in the second inning and two runs in the third. They put together one hit and three walks to score in the second, and three more hits to get on the board again in the third.
Chinook did manage to shut out NWE in the fourth, but couldn't get their offense to keep pace. The Chinook batters totaled just four hits, but did manage to score a run in the top of the fifth. Hailey McMaster grabbed a single in that fifth inning, while Rachel Gunderson was able to score on an error throw by NWE.
NWE was led by Olson who went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, as well as Jessica Azure, McDonald, Janaae Boles, Neveah Pourier and Hassa, who also had one hit each.
Chinook got one hit each by Carrie Hofer and McMaster, but was passed by Gunderson, who was 2-for-2 with two singles.