Butte High’s Rian Ferriter and Butte Central’s Rye Doherty are this week’s Leskovar Honda Athletes of the Week.
The honors come after the two seniors had big performances on the diamond to lead their teams to victory.
Ferriter had a huge game at the plate and in the pitchers’ circle as the Bulldogs beat Missoula Hellgate 20-3 at Stodden Park. Ferriter homered and drove in three runs from the No. 3 hole to lead the Bulldog offensive attack.
She also struck out seven batters through four innings to grab the victory in the circle.
Doherty had a bigtime performance on the bump as Butte Central picked up its first ever victory in baseball. The Maroons went on the road to beat Lone Peak in a 5-4 thriller.
Doherty, who was a huge piece in the Butte Miners’ state title run last summer, pitched the distance in the win. He struck out 14 and walked just one. Through 18 innings this season, Doherty has racked ups 30 strike outs. At the plate, he also worked a pair of walks in the win. He is batting .333 on the season.
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.