Bulldogs Falls To Franklin County After Extra Innings Score The Batesville Bulldogs lost 2-1 against the visiting Franklin County Wildcats on Tuesday in ten innings.
The Bulldogs captured the lead in the second inning, as sophomore Lane Oesterling drove in a run with two outs when he singled. However, Franklin County evened things up at one in the top of the fourth inning when Jake Fields solo-homered on a 1-0 count. After seven innings, the EIAC matchup had to go into extra innings. The game was still tied 1-1 in the top of the tenth when Franklin County hit a sac fly with one out, resulting in the game winning run for the Wildcats.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Franklin County pitchers struck out eight, while the Bulldogs sat down five. Batesville’s Oesterling pitched all ten innings, only throwing 93 pitches. Bake Ripperger earned the win for Franklin County. He tossed the final three innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out three, and walking zero. Oesterling took the loss for Bulldogs. He went ten innings, surrendering two runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking zero. Alex Bischoff started the game for Franklin County. He went seven innings, giving up one run, four hits, striking out five, and walking one.
Oesterling went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Bulldogs in hits. Batesville didn’t commit a single error in the field. Joe Bohman had 14 chances in the field, the most on the team.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 7-5 on the season and 3-1 in the EIAC. Batesville will travel to South Dearborn High School to compete in another conference matchup this Thursday.
Courtesy of of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.