The Butler Grizzlies continued their strong start to the season, sweeping a doubleheader against the Colby Trojans at East Park in El Dorado on Wednesday, winning the first game 11-2 and the second game 8-0, to improve the Grizzlies record since 2005 against the Trojans to 58-1.
Emily Adler was a home run short of the cycle, Alex Olsen hit her first home run of her career, and the Grizzlies scored 11 runs on 12 hits to make short work of the Trojans.
Emma Koenke bounced back from a rough start against Hutchison in her last start, improving to 7-1, giving up no runs and just one hit in two innings, striking out three.
It was the Alyson Montgomery show in the second game, as she pitched four innings and gave up just two hits, striking out five batters. Montgomery and Kendal LeGrand combined for no runs on just two hits on the mound.
The Grizzlies broke open the game with a six run fourth inning that saw two home runs, a solo shot from Madi Young and a three run homer from Ryanna Valdiva to seal the deal. Madi Young now leads the Grizzlies in home runs with four.
The sweep improves the Grizzlies' record to 13-1 on the year and 5-1 in conference play. Butler will return to East Park next Wednesday for a doubleheader against Barton.