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Capital High’s Taylor Mathews stroked a game-winning RBI double to beat Missoula Sentinel in a game that was started last Saturday, before the Lady Bruins were edged by Big Sky and finished with a Western Conference split in the Garden City on Wednesday.

Capital beat the Lady Spartans 8-7 in the eighth inning, after play was suspended in seven innings last weekend. The game was resumed in the top of the eighth, and Rena Belcourt led off with a single and later raced home ahead of Mathews’ two-bagger.

Pitcher Shelby Martin shut out Sentinel in their half of the inning to cement her victory in the circle with an eight-hitter and 10 strikeouts.

Caroline Rosling paced the 18-hit attack with three singles, a double and two RBIs.

The win was the 299th victory of Capital coach Mike Miller’s career

In the nightcap, the Lady Bruins took a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. But there, Big Sky’s Kendall Mooney singled to tie the game and Quincy Todd drove in the winning run with a two-out single to left field.

Kamrin Rosling paced the brown-and-gold with three hits, followed by Madison Quick (RBI) and Jaley Priddy (double) with two base knocks apiece. Emily Hill (RBI) and Toree Rensmon (RBI) both rapped doubles.

Martin was hung with the loss, giving up 12 hits. Two of the Lady Eagles’ runs were unearned.

Capital stands at 6-5 overall and 3-2 in conference play.

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Curt Synness is on Twitter @curtsynnes_IR and can be reached at curt52s@bresnan.net.

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