Capital High softball hosted Helena High for the first crosstown rivalry clash at Northwest Park of 2018 AA Western Conference play.
The Bruins took the lead early and then scored seven runs with two outs in the bottom of the fifth to make it 11-0. The Bengals got two runs back in the top of the sixth making it 11-2 and extending the game. But the home team finished it off in the sixth for the 12-2 victory.
"We started off kind of flat actually but our goal throughout games is to keep the foot on the pedal and just keep going so that's what we did. We accumulated a lot more in the middle but we had a nice two-out rally so that was great. Honestly I think hitting is just contagious and once somebody starts it off you just keep going and it helps a lot," said Bruins senior center fielder Taylor Mathews.
The win keeps Capital unbeaten at 8-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play. Helena is now 7-5 with a 5-2 conference mark.