The Montana softball team swept a twin bill from Providence on Sunday at Grizzly Softball Field in Missoula, winning 14-0 and 23-0.

Senior Michaela Hood got the start for Montana in Game 1 and threw a complete-game shutout. Junior Tristin Achenbach did the same in Game 2, striking out 15 over seven innings.

“Fall usually isn’t a time for pitchers to be throwing seven-inning games, but we wanted to give them some time to settle in on the mound,” said coach Melanie Meuchel.

“Both of them threw well. We had a lot of at-bats when we attacked the zone early and for the most part we controlled the counts on the day.”

Montana scored in every inning in Game 1, putting up a five spot in both the second and third innings.

The Grizzlies rolled that into Game 2 and scored nine runs in the first. They added five runs in the third, seven in the fourth.

Montana was kept off the scoreboard in just one inning across the doubleheader.

“We’re becoming more of an offensive team that will work as a full lineup instead of waiting for one or two players who can really drive in runs,” said Meuchel.

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