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SOFTBALL: Bears go 3-3 in busy opening week of season

Photo by Jeremy Hack
Butler County falls to Male:  Butler County fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 10-0 loss to #1 Male on Saturday afternoon. The Bears struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Male, giving up ten runs.
A single by Hannah Chaney in the fourth inning and a spectular catch over the fence by Bayleigh Alford were positive notes for the Bears.
Kylee Smith toed the rubber for Butler County. She went four innings, allowing ten runs on nine hits, striking out one and walking one.
Chaney went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead the Bears in hits.

Butler County 11, Presentation 3
Hannah Chaney photo by Jeremy Hack
Butler County had no trouble on offense Saturday morning, winning big over Presentation, 11-3
In the second inning, the Bears got their offense started when Aubrey Clark singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
They pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Autumn Proctor singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Dixie Garnier singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Butler County put up four runs in the fifth inning. They scored their runs on a double by Bayleigh Alford.
Kylee Smith was credited with the victory for Butler County. She allowed five hits and three runs over seven innings, striking out eight.
Hannah Chaney went deep with a homerun in the fourth inning.
Butler County tallied 16 hits. Alford, Proctor, Ashley Thacker, Amber Thacker, and Chaney all had multiple hits.  Alford led the Bears with four hits in four at bats.

Bears Fall to Logan County
Butler County  fell  to Logan County 11-1 on the opening day of season. Logan county scored six runs in the fourth inning. Shelby Gettings took the win for Logan County. She went five innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out six and walking none.
Kylee Smith took the loss for Butler County. She surrendered 11 runs on 11 hits over four innings, striking out three. Aleace Hall, Hannah Chaney, Haley Peach, and Dixie Garnier all had one hit to lead Butler County.

 Bears notch win over Todd County Central
Butler County entered the win column on Tuesday, topping visiting Todd County Central 11-1 in five innings in an early-season high school softball game.
TheBears won after dropping a season opener to Logan County one day earlier. 
With the win over Todd County Central, Butler County evened its overall record to 1-1.
Butler County pitcher Kylee Smith earned the win. Smith allowed three hits and one run over five innings, striking out five and walking one.
Haylee Vass started the game in the circle for Todd County Central. Vass lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out one.
Two different Todd County Central pitchers made appearances. Abby McPhearson threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen for the Lady Rebels.
Butler County collected 11 hits in the winning effort. Aubrey Clark, Hannah Chaney, Dixie Garnier and Aleace Hall led the Lady Bears offensively, providing two hits apiece. Chaney supplied four RBIs while Hall drove in two runs as Butler County won.
Butler County outhit Todd County Central 11-3.
Defensively, Butler County committed only one error.
Emma Harris went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Todd County Central in the hits column.
Todd County Central struggled defensively, committing three errors.
Smith throws no-hitter against Hopkinsville
Kylee Smith  photo by Jeremy Hack

Kylee Smith  had all the right stuff on Friday for Butler County Bears, allowing zero runs and besting Hopkinsville by a score of 10-0
Hannah Chaney led the Bears to victory by driving in four runs. She went 2-for-3 at the plate. Chaney drove in runs on a double in the second and a double in the third.
Butler County got things started in the first inning. Bayleigh Alford grounded out, scoring one run.
Butler County put up six runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Aubrey Clark, Amber Thacker, and Alford, an error on a ball put in play by Aleace Hall, and a double by Chaney.
Smith took the win for Butler County. She lasted five innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out six and walking zero.
Butler County Bears tallied nine hits in the game. Chaney, Alford, and Thacker all collected multiple hits. Thacker, Alford, and Chaney each collected two hits to lead the Bears.

 Bears fall to Daviess County in slugfest

 Aleace Hall photo by Jeremy Hack
Butler County was unable to notch a second straight win as a longtime Third Region opponent visited town. Daviess County managed to knock off host Butler County 14-11 in an early-season high school softball game on Thursday. Butler County dropped to 1-2 with the loss.
With the win, Daviess County moved to 2-0.
Sydney Howard led Daviess County to the victory, finishing 2-for-4 with five RBIs. Howard belted a grand slam for the Lady Panthers in the sixth inning.
Millie Roberts and Emma Young delivered three hits apiece in Daviess County's victory. Both Roberts and Young smacked a home run while driving in three runs and two runs, respectively.
Daviess County outhit Butler County 15-12.
Aiding the Daviess County offensive attack, Savannah Northern added two hits for the Lady Panthers.
Daviess County pitcher Hannah Clark picked up the win, striking out eight while working out of a relief role.
Butler County hurler Kylee Smith took the loss. Smith surrendered nine runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out two.
Thriving defensively, Daviess County turned in an error-free performance.
Offensively for Butler County, Aleace Hall drilled a home run and a double. Hall led the Bears at the plate, finishing 3-for-4. Following Hall in the Butler County hits column, Autumn Proctor, Bayleigh Alford and Ashley Thacker added two hits apiece. 
Defensively, Butler County committed three errors in the setback.

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