Bears defeat Edmonson County for district win
BROWNSVILLE - Butler County overcame a slow start to defeat homestanding Edmonson County in a 12th District baseball game, winning 15-3 in four innings on Monday, April 19.
After facing a two-run deficit at the end of the opening inning, Butler County scored three runs to move ahead. The Bears led 10-3 at the conclusion of the third inning.
Jake McKee earned the win on the mound for the Bears. McKee surrendered three runs on four hits over four innings, striking out seven.
Edmonson County pitcher Gavin Minyard took the loss. Minyard surrendered 10 runs on eight hits over two innings, striking out two and walking one.
Leevi McMillin homered for Butler County in the third inning.
The Bears outhit the Wildcats 9-4 and turned in an error-free performance defensively.
McKee and Jordan McCrady delivered two hits apiece for the Bears.
Struggling defensively, Edmonson County committed four errors in the district matchup.
Bears drop one-run game to Muhlenberg County
MORGANTOWN - Butler County led 6-0 at the conclusion of the second inning but faltered as visiting Muhlenberg County battled back to win 7-6 in a high school baseball game on Thursday, April 15.
Muhlenberg County won despite committing five errors.
Jonah Staples started on the mound for the Mustangs. Staples pitched two innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out four and walking zero.
Hunter McKee started on the mound for the Bears. McKee surrendered five runs on five hits over five innings, striking out nine.
Eli Lewis and Will Embry each worked out of relief roles for Butler County, throwing one and one-third innings and two-thirds of an inning, respectively.
Cole Scott went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Muhlenberg County's offensive attack. Scott doubled for the Mustangs.
The Bears lost despite outhitting Muhlenberg County 7-5.
Carter Graham led Butler County at the plate, providing two hits in four at-bats. Graham and Leevi McMillin collected two RBIs apiece for the Bears. Both Graham and McMillin doubled.
Butler County fared well defensively, committing only one error.
Bears suffer shutout loss to Breckinridge County
MORGANTOWN - Butler County was held scoreless as visiting Breckinridge County, a longtime 3rd Region rival, pulled away to win 9-0 in a high school baseball game on Friday, April 16.
Following the loss, Butler County dropped to 3-4.
Breckinridge County improved to 7-3 with the win.
The Fighting Tigers outhit the Bears 9-1.
Isaac Seeger was the winning pitcher for Breckinridge County. Seeger allowed one hit and zero runs over seven innings, striking out eight.
Ross West took the pitching loss for Butler County. West allowed five hits and five runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking one.
Seeger and Drew Harting each collected multiple hits for the Fighting Tigers. Harting went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Breckinridge County's offensive attack.
Thriving defensively, Breckinridge County finished error-free.
Chance Castlen collected Butler County's lone hit in the setback.
Defensively, Butler County committed two errors.