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Bears’ Baseball picks up two wins to start season

Bears beat South Warren in opener, 6-1


BOWLING GREEN - Butler County pulled away to beat homestanding South Warren 6-1 in a high school baseball season opener on Monday, March 29. 

The Bears outhit South Warren 9-6 in the winning effort. Butler County made the most of its offensive opportunities during the early-season high school baseball matchup. 

The Bears scored first and never trailed. Butler County plated at least one run in five different innings. 

Hunter McKee earned the win on the mound. The Butler County pitcher allowed five hits and one run over four and two-thirds innings, striking out six. 

Will Embry threw two and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen for the Bears.

South Warren pitcher Logan Smith suffered the pitching loss. Smith allowed five hits and three runs over five innings, striking out four and walking zero.

Offensively, Leevi McMillin and Ross West led Butler County with two hits apiece. Another Butler County batter, Carter Graham, delivered two RBIs. 

Offensively for South Warren, Coleman House and Riley Saxton connected for two hits apiece in the Spartans' setback. 

Defensively, Butler County turned in an error-free performance. 

Struggling defensively, South Warren committed three errors in the setback.

The Bears are scheduled to visit Russellville on Tuesday, March 30. First pitch for the Butler County-Russellville baseball game is set for 5:30 p.m.


Bears roll past Russellville in five innings


RUSSELLVILLE - Dominating on the road, visiting Butler County blanked Russellville 18-0 in four innings in a high school baseball game on Tuesday, March 30. 

With the win, Butler County moved to 2-0.

Russellville dropped to 0-2 with the loss.

The Bears outhit homestanding Russellville 17-1.

Taking control early, Butler County plated three runs in the top half of the first inning. 

Ross West was the winning pitcher for the Bears. Holding Russellville scoreless, West allowed only one hit over four innings, striking out 11 and walking one.

West, Carter Graham, Kolton Hudson, Hunter McKee and Chance Castlen each collected multiple hits for the Bears. Hudson, Graham and West paced Butler County offensively, banging out three hits apiece. West, Hudson, Castlen and Leevi McMillin each delivered three RBIs for the Bears.

Defensively, Butler County turned in an error-free performance. 

Russellville committed two errors in the lopsided loss. 


Butler County is scheduled to visit Logan County on Thursday, April 1.


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