BELGRADE -- The Marines completed an undefeated run through the second annual Veterans Memorial Classic All-Star softball tournament with a 5-0 win over the Army in the championship game late Saturday night.
Conrad's Tristen Achenbach dominated on the mound for the Marines, striking out 15 in a complete game four-hitter. Her only trouble came in the fifth when Frenchtown's rising senior Brooke Yarnall smacked a two-out double.
The Marines took a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI double by Kloie Thatcher of Butte Central. A costly error in the sixth inning allowed the Marines to stretch their lead to 3-0.
Army finished the tournament with a record of 2-2.
Navy downed Air Force 11-4 in the consolation game for its first win of the tournament against three losses. Air Force finished 1-3.
No other details were available on the two night games at presstime.