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BCHS Softball hosts 2018 awards banquet

The 2018 Butler County High School Bears' softball team recently held its end-of-season awards banquet at the high school Commons Area.  The Bears finished 19-11 overall and were 4-2 in regular season district play, which was good for the #2 seed in the 12th District Tournament.  The Bears defeated Trinity in the first round and fell to Grayson County in the championship game.  Advancing to the Third Region tournament, Butler County defeated Meade County to make it to the semi-finals.  The Bears lost to eventual regional champ Apollo.

 The following individual awards were presented:   


Varsity Silver Slugger over .300 Batting Average

Aleace Hall .432

Amber Thacker .400

Autumn Proctor .317

Bayleigh Alford .358

Dixie Garnier .389

Hannah Chaney .342

Olivia Jones .413

Tori McKinney .397


Varsity Gold Glove over .850 Fielding Percentage

Amber Thacker .876

Dixie Garnier .900

Hannah Chaney .993

Kylee Smith  .899

Olivia Jones  .861

Tori McKinney  .871


Varsity Pitching Award

Kylee Smith

176.1 Innings Pitches

19-11 Record

ERA 2.14

Strike Outs 104

Opp. Batting Avg .277


JV Pitching Award

Evyn Fraizer

50 Innings Pitches

8-5 Record

ERA 4.48


Miscellaneous Individual Awards

Hannah Chaney

Most RBI’s 33

Most Homeruns 8

Highest On Base % .537

Highest Slg. % .724


Olivia Jones

Most Hits 43

Most Runs Scored 30


Amber Thacker

Most Runs Scored 30

Most Sacrifices 6

Most Stolen Bases 7


Aleace Hall

Highest Batting Avg.  .432


Senior outfielder Tori McKinney was recognized for being named Class 1A All State Honorable Mention.  McKinney also was named to both the 12th District All Academic Team and the Third Region All Academic Team. Olivia Jones, Kylee Smith and Hannah Chaney were named to the 12th District All Season Team.  Jones, Smith and Dixie Garnier were named to the 12th District All Tournament Team.  Chaney and Amber Thacker were named to the Third Region All Tournament Team.  Chaney also won the Homer's Radio Third Region MVP.  .


Varsity Catching Award

Hannah Chaney

179.1 Innings Caught

10 Runners Caught Stealing

2 Runners Picked Off


JV Catching Award

Andrea Deweese

64.2 Innings Caught

4 Runners Caught Stealing

2 Runners Picked Off



JV Awards

Silver Slugger - Over .300 Batting Average

Andrea Deweese  .308

Audrey Clark .375

Audrey Deweese .400

Evyn Fraizer  .452

Haley Peach 3.10

Jess Embry .333

Leslee Washer  .400

Olivia Austin  .567

Gold Gloves - Over .850 Fielding Percentage

Allie Hunt  .900

Andrea Deweese .962

Audrey Clark  .857

Audrey Deweese .949

Conley Moore .900

Jess Embry .900

Leslee Washer .900

Olivia Austin  .900


Three Captain Awards - Olivia Jones, Amber Thacker, Kylee Smith


Senior Recognition - Olivia Jones, Tori McKinney


KHSAA Academic All State First Team (GPA 3.75 or higher):  Olivia Jones, Tori McKinney, Dixie Garnier, Amber Thacker, Kylee Smith, Haley Peach, Ashley Thacker, Aleace Hall, Aubrey Clark, Andrea Deweese, Audrey Deweese, Jessilynn Embry, Allie Hunt, Conley Moore, and Leslee Washer. 


KHSAA Academic Honorable Mention (GPA 3.25 to 3.74):  Bailey Alford, Hannah Chaney, Evyn Frazier, Olivia Austin, Autumn Proctor. 

Olivia Jones, Tori McKinney, Dixie Garnier, Amber Thacker, and Kylee Smith were also named to the Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association First Team All State Academic Team.   That distinction was limited to only Juniors and Seniors.


"We had a great group of young ladies that accomplished a lot this season - both on and off the field," said head coach John Embry.  "It was an honor to coach this group of girls.  They played hard, were very respectful and always represented their school and community in a positive way." 


Heath Chaney and Isabella Embry


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