The Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball team defeated North Decatur Friday night be a score of 10-8.
The Bulldogs got on top early, scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning. It started after Garcia reached on an error by North’s 3B and then stole 2nd on 2-0 count on Laker. Laker then reached on a walk. Westerfeld singled to LF advancing both runners. Obermeyer got out on an infield fly rule, but an error by SS allowed Garcia to score and Laker and Westerfeld to advance bases. Burkhart singled to LF scoring Laker. Westerfeld then scored on a throwing error by the LF. Huffner copied Burkhart with a single to LF allowing Burkhart to score on another error by the LF. Wilson walked, and Huffner advanced to third on a passed ball. Waechter singled to CF scoring Huffner. Cornn grounded out to the pitcher and Garcia grounded to 2B to end the inning.
As quick as the Bulldogs scored 5, they gave up 5 in the same inning. It started for North Decatur with 2 bunt singles by Muckerheide and Stanley, and a hard ground single past 3B by Bohman scored Muckerheide. O’Dell’s sacrifice fly scored Stanley. Nobbe reached on error by 3B allowing Bohman to score. Meyer tripled to RF scoring Nobbe. Kramer grounded to 2B scoring Meyer. Knecht struck out swinging to end the inning.
Batesville scored a run in the 2nd inning after a triple by Obermeyer, and then an RBI single by Burkhart. The Chargers answered again in the 2nd inning when Stanley scored on a passed ball. The Bulldogs were scoreless until the 4th inning. Obermeyer singled to LF and advanced to 2nd on throwing error by LF. A Huffner single scored courtesy runner Nunlist. A Waechter double scored Burkhart and Hufflner, but Waechter was tagged out at third to end the inning trying to get an extra base. The Chargers scored 2 more in the 4th inning when Crosland scored off a single by Bohman, and Stanley scored off a ground out by O’Dell. The Bulldogs scored their final run after Garcia singled to CF and scored off a triple by Laker. Obermeyer shut North Decatur down in the 7th inning with a pop fly by Nobbe, a ground out by Kramer, and a strikeout to Knecht.
Burkhart led the team in hitting going 3 for s and 3RBIs. Waechter went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a double. Obermeyer went 2 for 4 with a single and a triple. Huffner went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Garcia went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Obermeyer pitched 7 innings and earned the win. She ended the night with 3 strikeouts and a walk, giving up 11 hits and 4 earned runs. Wilson ended the game with 8 putouts wheil Obermeyer and Burkhart each had 3 assists.
‘The Bulldogs played to their full potential on both sides of the game at a great time in the season. We ended the regular season with a win and have some confidence going into the sectional game on Monday.’ Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.
Next up – Sectional game at Franklin County Monday night versus Lawrenceburg with a 7:30 game time.