Butler County Softball goes 3-1 at Hickman tournament; beats Meade 7-6
With two wins over the weekend and a 7-6 victory over Meade County on Thursday, the Butler County High School Bears advanced to 5-1 on the season.
CLINTON - Butler County went 2-1 in the Hickman County-hosted Lady Falcon Invitational on Saturday, April 3, blanking Ballard Memorial 7-0, defeating Hancock County 10-1, and suffering a 4-0 loss to Calloway County.
Butler County 7, Ballard Memorial 0:
Butler County moved ahead early and never allowed Ballard Memorial to score, pulling away to win 7-0 in six innings in the Lady Falcon Invitational at Hickman County High School on Saturday, April 3.
The Bears outhit Ballard Memorial 13-5.
Aliceson Hunt was was the winning pitcher for the Bears. Hunt pitched all six innings, allowing zero runs on five hits while striking out three and walking zero.
Ballard Memorial pitcher Lacey Burnley took the loss. Burnley allowed seven hits and four runs over three innings, striking out one and walking one.
Madison Clark, Aleace Hall, Olivia Austin, Aubrey Clark and Autumn Proctor each collected multiple hits for the Bears. Clark led Butler County at the plate, providing three hits in four at-bats.
Abby Cooper went 2-for-2 at the plate to pace Ballard Memorial offensively.
Calloway County 4, Butler County 0
Butler County was limited offensively as Calloway County pulled away to win 4-0 in the Lady Falcon Invitational at Hickman County High School on Saturday, April 3.
Calloway County outhit the Bears 6-4 and turned in an error-free performance defensively.
Izzy Housden earned the win in the circle for Calloway County. Housden surrendered zero runs on four hits over five innings, striking out 10 and walking one.
Aliceson Hunt took the loss for Butler County. Hunt surrendered four runs on six hits over four innings, striking out three and walking zero.
Adison Hicks and Kylie Stallings each collected multiple hits for Calloway County. Hicks went 3-for-3 at the plate and homered to lead the Lakers.
Paige Kramer, who finished with one hit, drove in two runs for Calloway County.
Isabella Akers led Butler County at the plate, finishing 2-for-2. Following Akers, Olivia Austin and Aleace Hall added one hit apiece for the Bears.
Butler County rolls past Hancock County, 10-1
CLINTON - Winning on a neutral field, Butler County rolled past Region 3 rival Hancock County 10-1 in five innings in the Lady Falcon Invitational at Hickman County High School on Saturday, April 3.
The Bears outhit Hancock County 10-3 and committed one less error in the field.
Butler County scored first and never trailed. Breaking open a scoreless game, Butler County pushed across three runs in the top half of the third inning.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Hunt pitched all five innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two and walking zero.
Hancock County pitcher Hayley McFarling suffered the loss. McFarling pitched all five innings, allowing 10 hits and 10 runs while striking out two.
Madison Clark, Olivia Austin and Aubrey Clark each collected multiple hits for the Bears. Aubrey Clark led Butler County at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Providing a lift at the plate, Austin doubled for Butler County and drove in two runs.
Defensively, Hancock County committed four errors.
Bears edge Meade County, 7-6
MORGANTOWN - Butler County held on to edge visiting Meade County 7-6 in a high school softball game on Thursday, April 8.
Following the win, Butler County moved to 4-1.
Meade County dropped to 5-2 as a result of the loss.
Aliceson Hunt earned the win in the circle for the Bears. Hunt allowed 15 hits and six runs over seven innings, striking out five and walking zero.
Meade County hurler Autumn Rodgers suffered the pitching loss. Rodgers pitched six innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits and striking out four.
Autumn Proctor and Aubrey Clark led Butler County at the plate, collecting two hits apiece.
Hunt, Olivia Austin, Carley Jones, Aleace Hall and Madison Clark added one hit apiece for the Bears.
Producing in a key offensive category for the Bears, Hunt, Hall and Madison Clark recorded two RBIs apiece.
Defensively, Butler County turned in an error-free performance.
Meade County lost despite holding a 15-9 advantage in the hits column.
Rylee Webb and Makaya Bloomfield provided three hits apiece for Meade County. Webb drove in three of Meade County's six runs.
Meade County committed one error in the field.
Butler County is scheduled to face Knox Central in the Grayson County Spring Break Bash in Leitchfield at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 9.