Dillon Lady Beaver softball falls to Frenchtown, Livingston in home losses

By 
M.P. Regan
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Bearing down

BCHS hurler Makiya DuBois delivers a pitch against Frenchtown last Thursday in Dillon. M.P. Regan photo

The Beaverhead County High School softball team persevered through and scored runs in games against some of the top programs in the state last week.

Perennial powerhouse Frenchtown topped the Beavs, 17-2 on Thursday on the field behind Dillon Middle School, where Park County won, 24-4, over the local girls two days later.

“They might be the toughest team we’ve faced so far,” said BCHS Head Coach Andrea Schurg of Park County, against which her young team started well.

“We actually won the first inning, 4-3,” recalled Schurg of an opening frame in which the local girls got runs from Makiya DuBois, Christine Hernandez, Lexi Johnston and Emily Brevig.

“Then the wheels fell off in the field and we had trouble getting an out. Really tough when you are out in the field so long,” said Schurg of a difficult second inning in which Park pulled well ahead for good as her team, many members of which are still in their first season of competitive softball, struggled in the field.

“We have some things to work. But we are getting tougher,” said Schurg.

“Everybody battled at the plate—even girls who did not get hits put the ball in play on Saturday against one of the better pitchers we’ll see all season,” said Schurg of Skylar Higgs.

“Offensively, we’ve come a long way and are confident that girls all the way through our order can put the ball in play.”

“So, offensively, we are really proud; defensively, we’ve got some work to do.”

The Beavs traveled to Corvallis yesterday afternoon for a game that started after the Dillon Tribune went to press. See next week’s paper for a recap.

Next up for the Beavs, a bunch of away games, starting with a Thursday trip to reacquaint with Frenchtown.

The Beavers will next play at home on Monday, May 3, when they welcome Hamilton to the field behind Dillon Middle School for a 4 p.m. makeup contest of their originally scheduled season opener.

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