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SOFTBALL: Bears drop district games to Grayson, Edmonson

Last week proved to be a tough one for Butler County High School softball as the Bears fell to two district opponents - Grayson County and Edmonson County - by a score of 3-2 and 5-1, respectively.  The losses mean Butler County (15-10) will either be a #2 or #3 seed for the 12th District tournament and will face Edmonson County for the third time. 

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SOFTBALL: Bears beat Edmonson, pick up two wins at Greenwood Border Battle

Payton Grubb makes the throw home

The Butler County High School softball team picked up its third 12th District win last week with a hard-fought 5-4 decision over rival Edmonson County at Brownsville.  Later in the week, the Bears easily downed Russellville (18-3) on Thursday, before getting a pair of wins on Friday in the rain-shortened Greenwood Border Battle.  Butler defeated Warren Central 11-1 in five innings and handed Henderson County a 5-3 loss.

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SOFTBALL: Bears battle 12th District foes

Coach Embry holds Madeline Drake at third

Last week marked the beginning of all-important district competition with Butler County squaring off against Trinity twice and Grayson County once.  The Bears defeated the Lady Raiders 10-0 on Monday and 5-4 on Tuesday, before falling 7-1 to Grayson County on Thursday. 

Butler County tallied 11 hits in Monday's 5-inning win including singles by Madeline Drake, Amy Rogers (2), Natoshia White, Morgan Manning, Hannah Peach, Kassie Phelps, Alex Embry, and Payton Grubb (2).  Rogers also had a double and stolen base.  White also had a stolen base.  Drake led the way with three RBIs. 

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Bears go 1-2 at Oldham Spring Break Classic

Manning on the mound; Drake at short

The Butler County Bears' softball lost one, won one, and then lost another in last weekend's Oldham County Spring Break Classice.  The Bears fell 3-1 to 12th Region power Mercer County on Friday night; rallied to defeat North Bullitt 9-3 on Saturday morning; then bowed out of the tournament with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Holy Cross (Louisville). 

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Hot Rods' host Media Day

Video cameras, zoom lenses, recording devices, and reporter's notepads were commonplace on Tuesday, April 3, as the Bowling Green Hot Rods held its annual "Media Day" in anticipation of Thursday's home season opener against the South Bend Silver Hawks.  The three-game series will conclude on Saturday night at Bowling Green Ball Park with a fireworks show following the game. 

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B.C. Softball riding 3-game winning streak into Oldham tourney

The celebration at home after a Natoshia White home run

The Butler County High School Bears softball team made it three in a row on Tuesday night with an 8-2 home win over University Heights Academy.  The win was the third consecutive for the Bears, who defeated Logan County 10-0 on Monday night and Barren County 7-2 on the previous Friday.  Butler County (6-4) hit the road on Thursday to participate in the Oldham County Spring Break Classic. 

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Bears Softball rout Cougars at Calhoun; fall to Panthers at Daviess; JV wins pair over EC

Madeline Drake

The Butler County Bears' softball team got back on the winning track Friday night with a 15-1, 5-winning win at McLean County.  The Bears used a 12-hit attack, solid defense and consistent pitching to earn the win.

Junior shortstop Madeline Drake powered Butler County offensively - coming a home run short of hitting for the cycle.  Drake, the team's lead-off hitter, had a single, double, triple, two RBI, and scored four times for the Bears. 

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Bears drop games at Muhlenberg, Owensboro

Shortstop Madeline Drake makes the falling catch

Butler County (1-1) found itself on the wrong side of the score on Monday night at Muhlenberg County in prep softball action.  In the varsity game, Butler County's bats were outmanned by Mustang pitcher Nikki Peveler as the Bears fell 7-0. 

In the junior varsity game, defensive woes proved to be the difference in the game as Butler County errors contributed significantly to a 10-2 loss.

The Mustangs plated three runs in the second, three more in the third and another in the 5th for the 7-0 varsity win in an 11-hit outing.

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BC Softball battles from behind for 5-4 10-inning tie-breaker win at Apollo

In its season opener, the Butler County High School Bears' softball team won an extra inning barn-burner, defeating the Apollo E-Gals 5-4 in ten innings at Owensboro.  

The Bears fell behind 3-0 early before rallying to tie the game 3-3 in the 5th inning.  With two outs in the inning, Jazmin Reynolds reaches base on an error; Amy Rogers then singles and Madeline Drake took advantage of another Apollo defensive mistake to load the bases.  Natoshia White then rocketed a 3-2 pitch over the head of the E-Gal right-fielder to clear the bases and tie the game at 3-3.

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BC Bears Softball Rebuilding in 2012

The Butler County Bears softball team - 2012 edition - is optimistic about its upcoming season despite losing three starters to graduation, as well battling the injury bug during the preseason.

Gone in 2012 are first baseman Taylor Manning, centerfielder speedster Lindsey Blair, and three-time All-State pitcher and current Murray State player CheyAnne Gaskey.  But, this is not a team that is savoring its past success but rather is focused squarely on the future. 

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