Bears outlast Apollo, 8-7
OWENSBORO - Butler County outlasted host Apollo 8-7 in a high school softball game on Friday, May 21.
The Bears held on to win after Apollo plated three runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for Butler County. Hunt allowed seven runs on 12 hits over seven innings, striking out two and walking zero.
Emmie Bullington took the pitching loss for Apollo. Bullington allowed eight runs on 10 hits while striking out six over seven innings.
Hunt, Carley Jones and Madison Clark recorded two hits apiece to pace Butler County at the plate.
Providing an extra-base hit for the Bears, Hunt, Jones and Autumn Proctor each drilled a double. Helping her pitching cause at the plate, Hunt drove in three runs.
Bullington, KAsia Palmer, Morgan Julian, Kiley Kemper and Macy Calhoun each delivered multiple hits for the E-gals. Moving runners around the bases frequently, Palmer tallied four RBIs.
Apollo managed to outhit Butler Countty 12-10 but committed four errors.
Bears level Warren Central in four innings, 18-1
BOWLING GREEN - Butler County pulled away to beat Warren Central 18-1 in four innings in a high school softball game on Thursday, May 20.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Hunt pitched two innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out four and walking zero.
Closing out the game in the circle for Butler County, Mia Thomas pitched two innings.
Natalie Naftel started the game in the circle for Warren Central. Naftel allowed 18 runs on 13 hits while striking out three and walking one over four innings.
Butler County outhit Warren Central 13-2.
Carley Jones, Autumn Proctor, Olivia Austin and Conley Moore each recorded multiple hits for the Bears. Pacing Butler County at the plate, Jones and Proctor delivered three hits apiece.
Austin and Madison Clark each doubled for the Bears,
Providing another extra-base hit for Butler County, Jones tripled.
Proctor tallied three RBIs while Jones, Austin and Clark drove in two runs apiece.
Bears fall to Hancock County
LEWISPORT - Butler County came up short as host Hancock County held on to win 5-3 in a high school softball game on Tuesday, May 18.
Each high school softball team collected nine hits. However, Butler County committed three errors.
Lily Roberts was the winning pitcher for Hancock County. Roberts pitched a complete game, allowing three runs while walking one and registering nine strikeouts over seven innings.
Aliceson Hunt took the pitching loss for Butler County. Hunt pitched six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out three and walking zero.
Braley Roberts, Haley Wigginton and Ella Staples each recorded multiple hits for the Hornets. Roberts led Hancock County with three hits in four at-bats.
Hunt and Olivia Austin each delivered multiple hits for the Bears. Helping her pitching cause, Hunt went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Butler County's offensive attack.
Butler County is scheduled to visit Warren Central on Thursday, May 20, First pitch for the Butler County-Warren Central softball game is set for 5:30 p.m. in Bowling Green.
JV Softball: Butler County edges Hancock County, 2-1
LEWISPORT - Determined Butler County edged host Hancock County 2-1 in five innings in a junior varsity high school softball game on Tuesday, May 18.
Breaking open a scoreless game, Hancock County plated one run in the bottom half of the second inning.
But Butler County eventually moved ahead.
The Bears scored two runs in the top half of the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead.
Hancock County managed to edge the Bears 3-2 in the hits column but fell short.
Kaylee Dockery was the winning pitcher for the Bears. Dockery allowed one run on three hits while striking out five over five innings.
Lydia Decker and Addison Miller recorded one hit apiece to pace Butler County at the plate. Miller tripled and drove in two runs for the Bears.