Bears beat Ohio County in region tournament's opening round
MORGANTOWN -Butler County is hosting the 3rd Region Tournament for the first time in 16 years. Superintendent Robert Tuck welcomed everyone to the school campus and Mayor Billy Phelps welcomed everyone to Morgantown on Saturday morning. Butler County Judge Executive Tim Flener gave the invocation and Jessilynn Embry sang the National Anthem.
Butler County pulled away to beat Ohio County 7-3 in the opening round of the 3rd Region Softball Tournament on Saturday, June 5.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Hunt pitched a complete game, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out three over seven innings.
Addyson Decker took the pitching loss for Ohio County. Decker allowed seven runs on 13 hits over six innings, striking out one.
Tournament host Butler County outhit Ohio County 13-6.
Aubrey Clark homered for the Bears in the first inning.
Madison Clark, Carley Jones, Aubrey Clark and Isabella Akers each recorded multiple hits for the Bears. Jones went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Butler County's offensive attack.
Aubrey Clark drove in three runs for the Bears.
Reagan Maggard and Eli Graves recorded two hits apiece for Ohio County.
Each high school softball team committed one error.
In the other opening round games in the 3rd Region Softball Tournament, it was Daviess County 3, Meade County 0; Owensboro Catholic 6, Muhlenberg County 4 and Hancock County 8, Whitesville Trinity 1.
Butler County moved on to meet Daviess County in the semifinals of the 3rd Region Softball Tournament.