Bears notch wins over Bayshore Christian, East Hill Christian
Fri, 06/04/2018 - 9:02am — Diane Dyer
LOXLEY, Ala. - The Butler County High School baseball team returned to the win column on Tuesday, notching wins over Bayshore Christian and East Hill Christian. Butler County outlasted Bayshore Christian 9-6 and blanked East Hill Christian 21-0.
Butler County 9, Bayshore Christian 6 (8 innings): Butler County secured a lead late and pulled away to beat Bayshore Christian 9-6 in eight innings on Tuesday evening.
The game was tied 6-6 with Butler County batting in the top of the eighth when Gage Ward singled on a 3-0 count to score one run.
Butler County collected 12 hits while Bayshore Christian banged out five hits.
The Bears tied the game at 6-6 in the top half of the sixth inning. Caleb Beasley singled on a 0-1 count to score one run for the Bears in the sixth frame.
Bayshore Christian scored three runs in the third inning to gain some early momentum.
Ward was the winning pitcher. He worked six and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and six runs while striking out seven.
Warren Cameron threw one and one-third innings in relief for the Bears. Cameron recorded the last four outs to earn the save.
Beasley, Ward and Carter Graham each provided multiple hits for the Bears. Beasley led the Bears' offensive attack, finishing with four hits in five at-bats.
Each team committed three errors.
Butler County 21, East Hill Christian 0 (5 innings): The Butler County Bears rolled to another win on Tuesday night, shutting out East Hill Christian. Three Butler County pitchers combined to throw a shutout and a one-hitter as the Bears won 21-0 in five innings.
Following a scoreless first inning, Butler County erupted for 14 runs during its second at-bat to take a commanding lead.
Ross West led Butler County to the victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in three runs.
Zach Smith earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for the Bears. Smith went three innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out eight and walking zero. Andrew Henry and Jordan McCrady entered the game and helped to close out the matchup while working out of relief pitching roles.
Butler County racked up 14 hits. West, Hunter McKee and Caleb Beasley all managed multiple hits for the Bears. McKee and West each collected three hits to lead the Butler County baseball team.
The Bears committed only one error in the convincing victory.
Bayshore Christian committed five errors in the setback.
File photos by Jimbob Baird, Beech Tree News