This week’s Leskovar Honda Athlete of the Week honors go to Butte High junior Dacelyn Lafond and Bulldog senior Zach Tierney.
The awards come after each Bulldog had a big week on the diamond.
Lafond, the speedy leadoff hitter on Butte High’s softball team, takes home the girls’ award. She scored six runs last Thursday to set the table in Butte High’s 31-2 rout of Missoula Hellgate. Lafond went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk, reaching base and scoring in all six plate appearances. She also drove in two runs.
Two days later, Lafond made a spectacular catch in center field as Butte High played at Missoula Big Sky. Through four games, Lafond has a team-leading .545 batting average.
Tierney receives the boys’ honor after helping lead the Bulldogs to 10-2 road win at Whitefish. Tierney went 2 for 3. He smashed two doubles and drove in a pair of runs. The Bulldog designated hitter also drew a walk.
Through two games, Tierney is 4 for 6 (.667) with four doubles, three RBIs, two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base.
Leskovar Honda, home of the 20-year, 200,000-mile warranty, teamed up with the ButteCast to honor the finest student-athletes from the Mining City in an effort to encourage more children to get up, get out and try all kinds of sports and activities.