Bears drop home game to Ohio County
MORGANTOWN - Butler County fell behind early and couldn't battle back as Ohio County prevailed 7-4 in a high school softball game on Thursday, May 13.
Addyson Decker earned the win in the circle for Ohio County. Decker surrendered four runs on six hits over seven innings, recording seven strikeouts.
Aliceson Hunt took the pitching loss for Butler County. Hunt allowed seven runs on nine hits over seven innings, striking out seven and walking zero.
Ohio County outhit the Bears 9-6 and committed two less errors.
Reagan Maggard, Kara Leach and Elli Graves each recorded multiple hits for visiting Ohio County. Maggard went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Ohio County's offensive attack.
Moving runners around the bases, Graves drove in two runs for the Eagles.
Helping her pitching cause, Hunt led Butler County at the plate, delivering two hits in four at-bats for the Bears.
Contributing offensively for Butler County, Aubrey Clark and Aleace Hall each doubled.
Defensively, Butler County committed five errors in the setback.
Butler County is scheduled to face Calloway County in the Coach Jesse Huff Invitational at Hopkins County Central High School at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, May 14.
JV Softball: Butler County 11, Ohio County 1 (3 innings)
MORGANTOWN - Butler County beat visiting Ohio County 11-1 in three innings in a high school junior varsity softball game on Thursday, May 13.
Mia Thomas picked up the win in the circle for host Butler County. Thomas gave up one run on three hits over three innings.
The Bears allowed Ohio County to push across one run in the top half of the opening inning but answered. Butler County went on to set the tone in the first inning, outscoring Ohio County 9-1.
Homestanding Butler County added two runs in the bottom half of the third inning to close out the matchup.
The Bears outhit Ohio County 7-3.
Thomas (one RBI), Addison Miller (2-for-2, three RBIs), Avery Gleason (2-for-3, one RBI), Cheani Schroeder (1-for-2, one RBI), Karlee Cameron (1-for-2, two RBIs), Lydia Decker (1-for-2) and Kaylee Dockery (one RBI) contributed for Butler County at the plate.
Butler County beats Owensboro, 11-1
OWENSBORO - Butler County upended 3rd Region rival Owensboro 11-1 in a high school softball game on Tuesday, May 11.
The Bears scored first and never trailed.
Following a scoreless first inning, Butler County erupted for eight runs during its second plate appearance.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Hunt allowed one run on four hits over seven innings, registering seven strikeouts.
Lauren Hughes took the pitching loss for Owensboro. Hughes surrendered eight runs on six hits over two innings.
Butler County outhit Owensboro 11-4 and committed only one error.
Carley Jones, Olivia Austin and Aleace Hall each recorded multiple hits for the Bears. Jones went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Butler County's offensive attack.
Both Jones and Hall delivered two doubles for the Bears.
Austin and Autumn Proctor drove in two runs apiece for Butler County in the victory.
Defensively, Owensboro committed two errors.
Hunt leads Butler County over Todd County Central, 5-3
ELKTON - Senior pitcher Aliceson Hunt led visiting Butler County over Todd County Central 5-3 in a high school softball game on Monday, May 10.
Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. The right-hander surrendered three runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Abigail McPherson took the pitching loss for Todd County Central. McPherson allowed five runs on eight hits while recording seven strikeouts over seven innings.
The Bears outhit Todd County Central 8-6 and overcame three errors.
Hunt went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Butler County's offensive attack. She drilled three doubles and drove in one run.
Contributing at the plate for Butler County, Aleace Hall delivered two RBIs.
Hall, Carley Jones, Madison Clark and Aubrey Clark added one hit apiece for the Bears.
Samantha Case led Todd County Central at the plate, providing two hits in four at-bats.
Defensively, Todd County Central committed two errors in its short effort.
JV Softball: Butler County 10, Todd County Central 6
ELKTON - In junior varsity softball, Butler County beat Todd County Central 10-6 in three innings on the road on Monday, May 10.
Each high school junior varsity softball team recorded three hits. However, Todd County Central committed three errors.
Butler County scored first and never trailed. The Bears pushed across five runs in the top half of the first inning.
Cheani Schroeder earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Schroeder allowed two runs on two hits over one inning, walking zero.
Kaylee Dockery and Mia Thomas each pitched in relief for visiting Butler County. Dockery recorded the last three outs to post the save.
Addison Miller led Butler County at the plate, recording two hits in three at-bats.
Miller and Thomas, who accounted for Butler County's other hit, drove in two runs apiece. Both Miller and Thomas doubled for the Bears.
Butler County committed only one error in the winning effort.
Butler County blanks McLean County, 10-0
MORGANTOWN - Returning to the win column, Butler County blanked visiting McLean County 10-0 in six innings in a high school baseball game on Friday, May 7.
The Bears doubled up McLean County 6-3 in the hits column and committed three less errors.
Eli Lewis earned the win on the mound for the Bears. Lewis pitched two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking zero.
Both Hunter McKee and Ross West pitched in relief for the Bears.
Grant Lovell took the loss on the mound for McLean County. Lovell pitched four innings, allowing four runs on three hits while registering four strikeouts.
Jake McKee and Hunter McKee paced Butler County at the plate, delivering two hits apiece. Hunter McKee drove in two of Butler County's six runs.
McLean County committed six errors in the high school baseball matchup between 3rd Region rivals.