Bears’ Softball opens season 2-0 with wins over Trinity, Bowling Green
Butler County beats Whitesville Trinity in 6 innings, 13-3
MORGANTOWN - Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Whitesville Trinity 13-3 in six innings in a high school softball season opener on Monday, March 29.
The Bears claimed a 12th District win convincingly, winning via the KHSAA Mercy Rule.
Butler County doubled up Whitesville Trinity 12-6 in the hits column.
The Bears scored first and never trailed. Butler County led 7-0 before Whitesville Trinity plated its first run in the top half of the fourth inning.
Aliceson Hunt was the winning pitcher for the Bears. Hunt pitched all six innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one.
Katherine Hibbit suffered the pitching loss for Whitesville Trinity. Hibbit pitched four innings, allowing nine runs on eight hits.
Olivia Austin, Andrea Deweese, Aleace Hall and Autumn Proctor each collected two hits to lead Butler County offensively. Proctor, Hall, Isabella Akers and Madison Clark each recorded two RBIs for the Bears.
Defensively, each 12th District softball team committed four errors.
Butler County is scheduled to visit Daviess County on Thursday, April 1. First pitch for the Butler County-Daviess County softball game is set for 5:30 p.m.
Determined Bears hold off Bowling Green, 8-6
BOWLING GREEN - Remaining in the win column, determined Butler County held off homestanding Bowling Green 8-6 in a high school softball game on Tuesday, March 30.
With the win, Butler County moved to 2-0.
Following the loss, Bowling Green dropped to 0-2.
Butler County scored first and never trailed. The Bears led 7-1 at the conclusion of the fourth inning.
Prior to falling short, Bowling Green managed to plate five runs in the fifth-sixth innings. However, Butler County held Bowling Green scoreless in the final frame to pull out the win.
The Bears outhit Bowing Green 15-9 in the early-season high school softball matchup.
Butler County pitcher Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle. Hunt allowed nine hits and six runs over seven innings, striking out five.
Bowling Green pitcher Savannah Jones suffered the pitching loss. Over seven innings, Jones allowed eight runs on 15 hits and walked one.
Autumn Proctor, Carley Jones, Olivia Austin and Aleace Hall each collected multiple hits for the Bears. Jones and Proctor delivered three hits apiece to pace Butler County offensively. Proctor racked up a game-high four RBIs. Both Proctor and Isabella Akers doubled for Butler County in the win.