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Bears' Softball picks up three wins opening week

The Butler County High School Softball team got in the winning column early in the 2015 season with wins over Todd County Central (6-2), Warren Central (19-1), and Ohio County (8-0) during the opening week of the season.  In other action last week, the Bears fell to Third Region favorite Daviess County (6-0), Hancock County (10-6), and Apollo (4-2). 

Todd County Central jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead over Butler County on Monday, March 16, with three well-timed singles in the opening inning.  A double by sophomore shortstop Maddie McKinney helped plate three runs for the Bears in the bottom of the first to give the home team a 3-2 advantage.  The Bears increased that lead in the third inning with three additional runs.  Junior left-fielder Abigail Fry kicked things off in the inning with an RBI-single. 
Senior pitcher Kassie Phelps kept contact to a minimum, string out six Todd County batters.  She allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk over seven innings. 

TC        2    0    0    0    0    0    0          2    5    3
BC        3    0    3    0    0    0    x           6    5    4


Butler County fell 6-0 to Daviess on Tuesday, March 17, in Morgantown.  The Lady Panthers scored two runs in the third to break open a scoreless game.  Daviess added two more in the fifth and one each in the sixth and seventh innings.  The Bears managed only two hits in the game - both coming in the seventh inning. 
Phelps took the loss in circle.  She allowed six earned runs, walked one and struck out two in seven innings of work. 

DC        0    0    2    0    2    1    1          6    10    0
BC        0    0    0    0    0    0   0          0     2     2

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