Butler County rolls past Owensboro, 9-1
MORGANTOWN - Butler County rolled past visiting Owensboro 9-1 in a high school softball game on Monday, April 26.
Setting the tone early, Butler County plated five runs in the bottom half of the first inning.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Hunt surrendered one run on three hits over seven innings, striking out one and walking one.
Lauren Hughes suffered the pitching loss for Owensboro. Hughes surrendered four runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Brooklyn Keller started the game in the circle for Owensboro. Keller allowed five runs on five hits and walked zero.
Butler County outhit 3rd Region rival Owensboro 13-3 and finished error-free in the field.
Autumn Proctor and Aleace Hall each homered for the Bears during the non-district game. Proctor drove in three runs for homestanding Butler County.
Hall, Carley Jones, Olivia Austin and Conley Moore each recorded multiple hits for the Bears. Jones led Butler County at the plate, finishing 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Both Hall and Jones drove in two runs for Butler County.
Making multiple defensive miscues, Owensboro committed three errors.
Bears beat Hopkins County Central, 12-2
MORGANTOWN - Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Hopkins County Central 12-2 in five innings in a high school softball game on Friday, April 23.
After Hopkins County Central plated two runs during the game's initial at-bat, Butler County answered. The Bears erupted for seven runs in the bottom half of the first inning to move ahead. Butler County took the lead and never trailed again.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Hunt allowed four hits and two runs over five innings, striking out six and walking zero.
Hopkins County Central pitcher Keira Bryan suffered the loss in the circle. Bryan surrendered 12 runs on 15 hits over four innings, walking one.
Conley Moore homered for Butler County in the first inning and collected four RBIs during the game.
Butler County outhit Hopkins County Central 15-4.
Moore, Olivia Austin, Autumn Proctor, Carley Jones and Isabella Akers each collected multiple hits for the Bears. Austin led Butler County at the plate, finishing 3-for-3.
Hailie Hollis paced Hopkins County Central at the plate, finishing 2-for-2.
Defensively, Hopkins County Central committed the only error in the game.