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The Montana Griz softball team swept its doubleheader on Wednesday against Great Falls, winning the first game 12-2 and the second 5-1. These were the Grizzlies last two home games of the year.

Montana (15-29, 7-8 BSC) finished the season 11-5 at Grizzly Softball Field.

“I think Great Falls did a great job of slowing the game down, I the second game, and I think it messed up our timing a little bit,” head coach Jamie Pinkerton said. “In the middle innings we were able to put some things together, but tip out hats to the pitcher she was able to slow us down.”

“I had an expectation of what our home games would be this year, and the fans exceeded that. They fueled us, and they were behind us. It was a great year, and I am sad it is over.”

Game 1: Montana 12, Great Falls 2

Montana dominated the Argonauts in the first game of the doubleheader, outhitting Great Falls 12 to six. The Griz were the first to get on the board, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning after Gabby Martinez brought home MaKenna McGill, and then Bethany Olea doubled, bringing home Martinez.

Montana added to its lead in the bottom of the second, scoring two more runs, on an RBI by Martinez, and a double-steal by MaKenzie Phillips and McGill.

The Argonauts (23-15) would finally get on the board in the top of the third inning, scoring one run, and added one more in the top of the fourth, making the score 4-2.

At this point Montana's offense would explode, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and three more in the bottom of the fifth inning, ending the game.

In the fourth, the Grizzlies got single RBI's from Martinez, Phillips and Bourgeau, and a two-RBI triple by Olea.

The game ended with a walk-off home run by Brenneis, when she slammed one over the centerfield fence, bringing home Martinez and McGill.

Kenzie Cole got the win for Montana, allowing two runs in five innings pitched. Cole (7-14) finished the game with four strikeouts and one walk.

Keeley Van Blaricom got the loss for Great Falls, allowing six earned runs in four innings pitched.

Game 2: Montana 5, Great Falls 1

The first three innings of the game were scoreless, with both pitchers shutting out the opposing offenses. The Argos were able to get on the board first, in the top of the fourth inning. But the Griz responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, putting them up 3-1.

Brenneis doubled over the centerfielders head, bringing home three runs. Montana added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Olea singled through the right side of the infield, bringing home Delene Colburn and Brenneis.

Carli Riordan (4-11) got the win for Montana, allowing one earned run in seven innings pitched. She finished the game with seven strikeouts.

Shelby Abeyta was credited with the loss for Great Falls, allowing five runs in six innings pitched. Abeyta finished the game with one strikeout, and 11 walks (including batters hit by a pitch).

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