BCHS Baseball Seniors
The Butler County High School Baseball team honored their seniors.
#11 Layton Phelps
Layton was escorted by his parents, Bryan and Rachel Phelps of Morgantown. Layton has played for the varsity baseball team for 5 years and was also a member of the football team. After graduation, Layton plans on attending Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College to get an Associate of Science degree before transferring to WKU to pursue a degree in Land Surveying.
#21 Jake McKee
Jake was escorted by his parents Charlie and Jessi McKee of Logansport. Jake has played Varsity baseball for 5 years and played football through his junior year. Jake is a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church, and enjoys riding UTVs and horses, hanging out with his friends, and hunting and fishing. After graduating, Jake plans to continue working through the summer to prepare to become certified for his plumbing license. After that, he plans to continue his education to become HVAC or Industrial Maintenance certified.
#22 Kolton Hudson
Kolton was escorted by his parents Dewayne and Brittiany Hudson of Morgantown. Kolton has played varsity baseball for 5 years and has also been a part of the basketball team. After graduation, Kolton plans on attending Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College for engineering.
#25 Will Embry
Will was escorted by his parents, Steve and Katherine Embry of Morgantown. Will has also been a part of the varsity baseball team for 5 years. After graduating high school, Will plans to attend Brescia University and pursue a degree in business.
#33 Clay Vincent
Clay was escorted by his parents, Brian and Ashley Vincent of Rochester. Clay has played varsity baseball for 5 years. During high school, Clay has also been a part of the first-ever bass fishing team at BCHS and attends Monticello Baptist Church. After graduation, Clay plans to attend Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College to obtain an applied associate degree in industrial Electricity.
Butler County 7 Allen County Scottsville 3
Butler County took home a 7-3 victory over Allen County-Scottsville.
The Bears got things started in the first inning, scoring one run when Jake McKee doubled.
Butler County evened things up at two in the top of the second inning. Will Embry's sac fly scored one run.
The Bears pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third, Kolton Hudson's sac fly, he scored one run.
Justin Castlen earned the win; he surrendered three runs on two hits over four and a third innings, striking out seven. Hudson threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Castlen, McKee, Clay Vincent, and Garrett Phelps collected one hit to lead Butler County.
Butler County 4 Ohio County 2
Butler County snatched the lead late in the game in a 4-2 victory over Ohio County. The game was tied at two with the Bears batting in the top of the seventh when Justin Castlen doubled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.
Ohio County captured the lead in the second inning when Justin King singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Butler County knotted the game up at two in the top of the fourth inning when Brycen Mode singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Kolton Hudson earned the win for Butler County. Hudson surrendered two runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out five.
Hudson went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bears in hits.
Butler County 7 Allen County Scottsville 0
Butler County defeated Allen County-Scottsville 7-0 as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.
Butler County secured the victory thanks to four runs in the fourth inning. The Bears' offense in the inning came from a triple by Will Embry, a single by Justin Castlen, a sacrifice fly by Clay Vincent, and a double by Kolton Hudson.
Butler County notched four runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to a triple by Embry, a single by Castlen, a sacrifice fly by Vincent, and a double by Hudson.
Embry got the win for Butler County. He allowed one hit and zero runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out ten and walking one. Murphy threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Castlen went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Butler County in hits.
Butler County 4 Grayson County 5
Grayson County got on the board in the first inning when Watson singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Grayson County pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Haycraft drew a walk, scoring one run, Brother was struck by a pitch, driving in a run, and Shiarella drew a walk, scoring one run.
Butler County notched three runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught came from a single by Justin Castlen and an error on a ball put in play by Will Embry.
Brother was the winning pitcher for Grayson County.
Embry took the loss for Butler County. He allowed five hits and five runs over three and a third innings, striking out three.
Parker Pendley, Garrett Phelps, and Castlen each managed one hit.
Butler County 10 Grayson County 11
A walk-off left Butler County on the wrong end of an 11-10 defeat to Grayson County on Monday. The game was tied at ten with Grayson County batting in the bottom of the seventh when Rogers singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
The Bears fell behind by four runs in the fourth inning, but then tried to fight back. They scored one run on a single in the seventh inning.
Grayson County captured the lead in the first inning when Rogers grounded out, scoring one run.
Butler County put up eight runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to walks by Parker Pendley, Justin Castlen, and Kolton Hudson, singles by Clay Vincent and Garrett Phelps, and a triple by Will Embry.
Grayson County scored three runs in the fifth inning.
Rogers got the start for Grayson County. He allowed five hits and six runs over three and a third innings, striking out six.
Jake McKee was on the hill for Butler County. The pitcher went two innings, allowing six runs on five hits and walking one. Castlen and Pendley entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and a third innings and one and two-thirds innings, respectively.
Butler County smacked one home run on the day. Hudson went yard in the first inning.
Butler County tallied 13 hits. Hudson, Layton Phelps, and Embry managed multiple hits for the Bears. Hudson led the team with four hits in four at-bats.
Butler County wrapped up their 2023 regular season 9-16.