Bears blank Russellville, 13-0
MORGANTOWN - Butler County blanked visiting Russellville 13-0 in five innings in a high school baseball game on Friday, May 21.
Kolton Hudson was the winning pitcher for the Bears. Hudson pitched four innings, allowing zero runs and two hits while recording eight strikeouts and walking none.
Closing out the game on the mound for Butler County, Chance Castlen threw one inning in relief.
Daylan Roberts took the pitching loss for Russellville. Roberts allowed six runs on four hits and walked one.
Butler County outhit Russellville 13-3 and committed only one error.
Hudson, Castlen, Jordan McCrady, Hunter McKee and Carter Graham each recorded multiple hits for the Bears. Hudson and McCrady paced Butler County at the plate, providing three hits apiece for the Bears.
Defensively, Russellville committed five errors.
Butler County notched a win over Russellville for the second time in the 2021 high school baseball season.
Bears lose to Apollo
OWENSBORO - Visiting Butler County was limited offensively as Apollo pulled away to win 11-1 in five innings in a high school baseball game between 3rd Region rivals on Thursday, May 20.
Tyler Payne earned the win on the mound for Apollo. Payne allowed one run on six hits while striking out five over five innings.
Jake McKee took the pitching loss for Butler County. McKee pitched four innings, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits while striking out two.
Apollo outhit Butler County 11-6.
Harrison Bowman and Dan St. Claire delivered three hits apiece for the Eagles. St. Claire drilled two doubles and drove in six runs.
Will Embry, Carter Graham, Chance Castlen, Ross West, Clay Vincent and Hunter McKee collected one hit apiece for the Bears.
Each 3rd Region baseball team committed one error.
Bears drop game to Greenwood
MORGANTOWN - Butler County was limited at the plate as visiting Greenwood pulled away to win 14-4 in five innings in a high school baseball game on Tuesday, May 18.
Butler County struck first, scoring two runs in the bottom half of the second inning.
But Greenwood answered, erupting for 11 runs in the top half of the third inning to take a commanding lead.
Rhett Dysholm earned the win on the mound for Greenwood. Dysholm pitched two and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on two hits and striking out one.
Caden Whittle and Ethan Groff each pitched in relief for the Gators.
Ross West took the pitching loss for Butler County. West pitched three innings, allowing 12 runs on 12 hits while striking out one.
Greenwood outhit the Bears 13-3.
Braxton Garner, Wesley Flowers and Cade Thornton each recorded multiple hits for the Gators.
Chance Castlen led Butler County at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Contributing offensively for Butler County, Kolton Hudson delivered one hit and Clay Vincent drove in one run.
Defensively, each high school baseball team committed one error.
Butler County falls short vs. visiting Franklin-Simpson
MORGANTOWN - Butler County fell short as Franklin-Simpson held on to win 5-3 in a high school baseball game on Monday, May 17.
Luke Richardson started on the mound for Franklin-Simpson. Richardson pitched four innings, allowing two runs on three hits while racking up seven strikeouts.
Both Connor Vincent and Dawson Owens pitched in relief for the Wildcats, throwing two innings and one inning, respectively. Vincent allowed one run on three hits as he claimed the win.
Aiding Franklin-Simpson in a strong finish, Vincent and Owens combined to record five strikeouts.
Hunter McKee started on the mound for homestanding Butler County.
Jake McKee and Will Embry pitched in relief for the Bears, throwing four innings and two innings, respectively.
Each team collected seven hits in the high school baseball matchup.
Richardson and Justin Jones delivered two hits apiece for the Wildcats. The productive Richardson tallied three RBIs while Jones drove in one run.
Ross West and Carter Graham paced Butler County at the plate, recording two hits apiece for the Bears.
Will Embry supplied two RBIs for Butler County while West drove in one run.
Defensively, Franklin-Simpson and Butler County combined to commit five errors.