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BCHS Baseball: 2013 Season Preview

 The Butler County Bears baseball team will be back in action for their 2013 campaign beginning against McLean County at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 9 at the Butler County Baseball Complex.  The 2013 season marks the second under head coach Kevin Winn. 

Seniors Keston Flener, Carrington Harpe, and Elijah Flener

The Bears have a mix of older players and younger’s players that will see action this season.  Returning seniors Keston Flener and Carrington Harpe look to anchor down the infield with experience.  Elijah Flener, who is a senior, will play for the Bears this season in a multitude of positions and looks to add a spark to the lineup offensively.  Coach Winn is pleased with the leadership these three seniors have provided so far: “I think we have a good group of older guys that really provide guidance and experience to the younger players on the team.” 

Caleb Hunt and Clark Parker are the two juniors for the Bears who both started all 31 games last season.  8th grader Blake Graham will be returning and looks to improve on his team leading batting average of .360 in 2012.

The 2013 schedule has many familiar teams such as Logan County, Russellville, Warren Central, Muhlenberg County, Greenwood, and Ohio County.  New to the schedule is a wood bat tournament at Shelby County High School during Spring break April 4-6 where the Bears will face off against Rowan County and Shelby County with a third team TBA.  Other teams added that were not played in 2012 are Breckenridge County, Todd County, University Heights, and Dawson Springs. The second weekend of the season, March 15-16, the Bears will once again play in the South Warren Lead-off Classic where they will clash against South Warren, Allen County, and Owensboro.  On April 24 the Bears will travel to play at WKU against Davidson Academy (Nashville, TN) with the first pitch scheduled at 6:00 P.M, and will finish up regular season play at the Bowling Green Hot Rods stadium with a 11:00 match-up against Allen County on May 18. 

Winn is excited about this year’s team and is looking forward to getting started: “this group of guys has been extremely enjoyable to coach so far this spring.  We have great team chemistry that I think will be very evident out on the baseball field.  They are just a fun group to be around.”

For further information on Bears baseball visit bcbearsbaseball.com to view schedule, roster, and statistical information and be sure to visit beechtreenews.com for weekly updates. 

 

BCHS Bears Baseball 2013 Varsity Roster

 

Name:                                  Number:                                Grade:

 

Blake Graham                      14                                            8th

 

Brandon Jones                     18                                            10th

 

Caleb Hunt                           28                                           11th

 

Carrington Harpe                24                                            12th

 

Clark Parker                         25                                            11th

 

Conner Reed                         30                                           10th

 

Dylan Snyder                        12                                            10th

 

Eddie Phelps                         6                                              9th

 

Elijah Flener                     29                                            12th

 

Gage Ward                            4                                              7th

 

Hunter Wilson                     8                                              10th

 

Jacob Hixenbaugh               1                                              9th

 

Keston Flener                      27                                            12th

 

Tanner Flener                      26                                            10th

 

Trevor Parker                       22                                            8th

 

Ty Burden                             15                                            8th

 

 Coaches: Kevin Winn, Jacob Martin, Nate Noble, Adam Shartzer, Colten Cardwell

2013 Schedule

Mar 9, 13     McLean County     home     1 - 2     (L)        
Mar 11, 13 Ohio County     away         5:00 PM    
Mar 14, 13 Todd Co. Central     home         6:00 PM    
Mar 15, 13 South Warren     away         5:00 PM     South Leadoff Classic
Mar 16, 13 Allen County-Scottsville     home    1:00 PM    
Mar 16, 13 Owensboro             3:30 PM    
Mar 18, 13 Russellville     home         5:00 PM    
Mar 19, 13 Trinity (Whitesville)     away     5:00 PM    
Mar 21, 13 Todd County Central     away     6:00 PM    
Mar 23, 13 Breckinridge County     home     12:00 PM    
Mar 25, 13 Warren Central     home         5:00 PM    
Mar 26, 13 Edmonson County     home         5:30 PM    
Mar 28, 13 McLean County     away         5:00 PM    
Apr 5, 13     TBA                 11:00 AM    
Apr 5, 13     Rowan County at Henry County/Shelby County            
Apr 6, 13     Shelby County at Henry County/Shelby County            
Apr 8, 13     Franklin-Simpson     away         5:30 PM    
Apr 9, 13     Metcalfe County     away         6:00 PM    
Apr 11, 13     Caverna     home             5:30 PM    
Apr 12, 13 Warren Central     away             5:00 PM    
Apr 16, 13 Trinity (Whitesville)     home             5:00 PM    
Apr 20, 13 Logan County     away             11:00 AM    
Apr 22, 13 Ohio County     home             5:00 PM    
Apr 23, 13 Edmonson County     away             5:00 PM    
Apr 24, 13 Davidson Academy, TN                 6:00 PM    
Apr 26, 13 Greenwood     away             5:00 PM    
Apr 29, 13 Breckinridge County     away             5:30 PM    
Apr 30, 13 Grayson County     home             5:00 PM    
May 2, 13     Muhlenberg County     home             5:30 PM    
May 4, 13     Dawson Springs     away             3:00 PM    
May 4, 13     Dawson Springs     away             12:00 PM    
May 6, 13     Glasgow     away             5:30 PM    
May 7, 13     Grayson County     away             5:00 PM    
May 10, 13 Metcalfe County     home             6:00 PM    
May 11, 13 Caverna     away             12:00 PM    
May 13, 13 Logan County     home             5:30 PM    
May 14, 13 Muhlenberg County     away             5:30 PM    
May 18, 13 Allen County-Scottsville                 11:00 AM    

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