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BCHS honors Baseball Seniors

photo by Adam Williams

Butler County High School honored their baseball seniors before Thursday night's game against Daviess County.

Malacki Murphy is the son of Kelly and Silas Denson, Wilma, and Dempsey Henderson of the Neafus community. He has played for the varsity team for four years and is also involved in the Gifted and Talented program. After high school, Malacki plans to go on to college to pursue his real estate license. One of his favorite memories while playing was the Flordia Spring Break trip in his junior year. 

When asked what advice he would give the upcoming players on the team, he said, "Don't play for yourself; play for the name on the front of your jersey."  

A special message from Malacki: "Thank you to my family for always packing me around different places and supporting me through the ups and downs. Thank you to the coaches who've taught me how to play the game correctly and about life and everything that comes with it. I also want to thank my teammates, past and present, for the great times and battles we went through together.


Jay Peralta is the son of Ann and Jack Coffman of Morgantown. He has been playing high school baseball for five years. Jay also plays football and is involved in FCCLA and BETA. After high school, Jay will attend the University of Kentucky and major in predental.  

Jay's favorite memory is the Spring Break Beach trip in 2023.

Jay would like to give his teammates advice: "Enjoy every little moment you have with your teammates."

Jay would like to thank the coaching staff for forming him into the player he is today.

Bears drop late-season game to Panthers
MORGANTOWN — Daviess County dealt Butler County a loss in a regular season finale, defeating the Bears 11-1 on Thursday, May 16.
Following the loss, Butler County exited the regular season 12-11. 
Malacki Murphy started on the mound for Butler County and took the loss.
Following Murphy, Duncan Tyree and Mason West pitched in relief for the Bears. 
Offensively, Butler County was limited throughout the matchup. 
Butler County plated one run on four hits. Murphy (one hit, one RBI), Thomas Embry (one hit), Garrett Phelps (one hit) and Brycen Mode (one hit) each chipped in offensively for the Bears. 
Butler County is scheduled to meet Grayson County in the semifinals of the 12th District Baseball Tournament at Whitesville Trinity on Monday, May 20. First pitch for the Butler County-Grayson County game is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Bears outlast Eagles in nine innings
HARTFORD — Determined Butler County outlasted Ohio County 3-1 in nine innings on Monday, May 13. 
The Bears won for the fourth time in five games. Butler County improved to 12-10 after posting the win. 
Visiting Butler County outscored Ohio County 3-1 in the ninth inning to prevail in the late-season high school baseball matchup. 
Pitching in relief for Butler County, Malacki Murphy earned the win on the mound. Murphy pitched two innings and struck out one Ohio County batter. 
Garrett Phelps started on the mound for Butler County and pitched seven innings. Phelps recorded four strikeouts. 
Butler County scored three runs on eight hits. Murphy (one hit), Brock Henderson (two hits, one RBI), Thomas Embry (two hits), Brycen Mode (two hits), Colt Akers (one hit) and Will Amos (one RBI) each produced offensively for the Bears. Supplying an extra-base hit for Butler County, Murphy doubled. 



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